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VMI Implicit Bias Seminar: Awareness to Action
November 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nov 2, 2021 01:00 PM
Nov 4, 2021 09:00 AM
Nov 9, 2021 09:00 AM
Nov 11, 2021 01:00 PM
Please join your colleagues in the VMI for virtual unconscious bias training, so we can all learn a little bit more about ourselves and each other. We are offering 4 different sessions to accommodate all schedules, so please make every effort to attend one.
All of us have unconscious biases that may prevent us from making equitable, inclusive decisions. Our brains rely on past cultural experience to provide data that “fills in the blanks” between the things we see. We “understand” by weaving together the information we have with the threads of information that our brains remember. We tend to make associations very quickly, based on our experience or beliefs, and more slowly when we see something counter to our experience or beliefs.
When we are busy and distracted, or feel guilty about our biases, it is more likely that we will act and make decisions from our unconscious. In order to make more objective decisions, we need to create the space to pause and analyze the nature and source of our unconscious judgments. By taking this on, we can create more conscious awareness both individually and organizationally.