Unconscious Bias Workshop

DATE: THURSDAY, JULY 18TH
TIME: 12:45-2:15
LOCATION: STCC, ROOM 2BC

SPONSORED BY: UFFC-S, WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

Unconscious bias is a view or attitude towards characteristics such as race, gender, age, etc, that exist outside one’s conscious awareness  Everyone has unconscious bias and it can have a negative impact on innovation and research progress. Research has shown that diversity and inclusion increases productivity and creativity, results in faster problem solving, and leads to higher employee/student engagement. Therefore it is imperative to remove implicit bias to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Unconscious bias training creates awareness for implicit biases, provides tools to adjust automatic patterns of thinking, and aims to eliminate discriminatory behaviors.

This workshop will be facilitated by Gillian Arnold, Director, Tectre