Implicit Bias and Microaggressions WebEx Training

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions WebEx Training

The Office of Inclusive Excellence will present its final Civility Development Workshop this semester titled “Implicit Bias and Microaggressions”. This will be a WebEx training. It will be presented April 29.

We all have biases and prejudices which are hidden assumptions and stereotypes that exist on an unconscious level. These unconscious biases are often related to one of many social identity groups (e.g., race, gender, social class). These biases influence how we respond to and interact with all individuals. What is frequently overlooked or not discussed are the unconscious biases that get reflected in the form of microaggressions. Microaggressions occur as the result of implicit bias and can be interpreted as commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental insults, whether unintentional or intentional, that demean or insults others.

This training will enable you to:

  • understand how implicit bias is a part of everyone’s socialization process
  • explore ways to identify hidden bias and create ways to reduce the bias effect
  • create awareness surrounding the common occurrences of microaggressions
  • focus on problem-solving and develop new strategies, both for allies and for those experiencing microaggressions

 

To view the training, please register here.

Updated: 2020-04-24
Jennifer Birch
jennifer.birch@gcsu.edu
478-445-4233
Inclusive Excellence, Office of