Implicit Bias

Exploring Implicit Bias with Compassion and Empathy Workshop

Creating and sustaining an authentically-inclusive environment is vital so that everyone feels connected. Creating this environment means that the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives are treated with respect and value. Intentionally examining our implicit biases with compassion and empathy helps to put the concept of authentic inclusion into practice and policy.

 

IMPLICIT BIAS DEFINED

Implicit bias refers to an automatic association people may make about groups of people along with stereotypes about those groups. In some situations, the automatic associations may influence behavior, which can result in a person responding in a biased way even when they are not explicitly prejudiced. Over a course of time this can erode the relationship between members of the various communities in which we are active.

 
 
 

WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IMPLICIT BIAS

In this interactive workshop, participants and Dr. Parker look at implicit bias through the lens of compassion and empathy.The learning is more meaningful because it helps to connect the concept of implicit bias to improving relationships with other people. We will look at the science of bias, how biases influence perceptions and behavior, and how biases may influence community relationships. We will explore and create ways to reduce the bias effect thereby strengthening positive community relationships.

 

DURING THIS WORKSHOP WE WILL:

  • Analyze the science of bias
  • Examine bias scenarios
  • Research examples of implicit bias in different walks of life
  • Examine the role of compassion and empathy in looking at bias
  • Explore and create ways for reducing the bias effect
 
 

THE GREAT NEWS!

It is important to note that everyone has implicit biases. The GREAT NEWS is that we do not have to allow them to control our interactions.

 

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