A Two-Part Leadership Series on Conquering Your Unconscious Bias

This online leadership and management program draws on data from current events to help women at all stages of their career in higher education lead during these challenging times.

The training explores unconscious bias in virtual settings at the intersection of race, gender and other social identity points, and provides practical strategies to mitigate the impact of these biases. Confront your unconscious biases and foster a more inclusive workplace.

Registration for our next cohort will open in 2021. Join our email list to receive an invite.
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The Course Curriculum

Both virtual sessions will be synchronous and interactive.

Module 1 (September 30, 2020): Virtual Settings and Unconscious Bias — Length: 90 minutes
Explore how unconscious biases and microaggressions manifest in virtual settings (e.g. Zoom) through language, symbolism and nonverbal cues, in addition to exploring the range of reactions that can manifest when people first discover their unconscious biases.

Module 2 (October 7, 2020): From Bias to Active Allyship — Length: 90 minutes
Review how unconscious biases and microaggressions play out in professional settings and define what it means to be an active ally. The session will end with an opportunity to practice microintervention strategies that can mitigate the impacts of bias in the workplace.

Our Facilitators

Developed and delivered by women leaders in academic equity and social justice leaders, Inclusive Leadership’s facilitators bring a balance of scholarly work and practical experience to the program.

Dr. Amy Bonomi is Professor of Human Development and Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Michigan State University. Dr. Bonomi co-edited the award-winning book Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff and Slipper (Cognella). This book is endorsed by the American Psychological Association and convenes the perspectives of twenty-three diverse female leaders on issues of leadership and the challenges of confronting structural racism, bias and discrimination.

Dr. Nelia Viveiros is Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Viveiros’ focus is on managing large-scale change efforts and mitigating conflict and trauma in the workspace, especially within the context of higher education and through the lens of social justice and equity. In 2020, she received the Thomas Jefferson Award for her achievement in advancing the cause of civic responsibility and for her commitment to the welfare and rights of the individual.

Registration for our next cohort will open in 2021. Join our email list to receive an invite.
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