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Implicit Bias Workshop sponsored by CRD
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Implicit Bias Workshop sponsored by CRD

As our country and our profession continue to address the issues of structural racism within our institutions and organizations, the College and Research Division is sponsoring implicit bias training this summer, facilitated by The Bias Adjuster.

 Export to Your Calendar 7/30/2020 to 8/14/2020
When: Two Sessions offered: (7/30 SESSION IS FULL) - and Friday, August 14, 2020
Where: Virtual Learning Session | Self-paced Online Course
United States
Contact: Emily Mross

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This training is limited to 75 participants, and will be first open to CRD members. If you are interested, please register as soon as possible, as registration will open to the entire PaLA membership on July 13.

The Implicit Bias training has 2 components: a self-paced online course (approx. 90 minutes) to be completed PRIOR to a 1-hour virtual learning session, hosted live with our facilitator, Dr. Bentley Gibson. To accommodate a variety of schedules, the 1-hour virtual session will be offered on two dates: (July 30 from 2-3 pm SESSION IS FULL) and August 14 from 10-11 am. 

This workshop is an $80 value and is offered to CRD/PaLA members for $10. Non-members may register for $25. Act quickly, as this workshop is limited to 75 participants and will soon open to all PaLA members and non-members.

What is implicit bias training? (From The Bias Adjuster)

Implicit biases are associations about social groups that people may not be aware that they possess. These biases have been found to be predictive of intergroup attitudes and behaviors. There is research implicating implicit bias as having an impact on general intergroup interactions, how medical/health professionals treat patients/clients, employment discrimination, and racial/ethnic disparities in both the educational and criminal justice systems. Addressing implicit bias has the potential to transform our society, but it must be addressed from a scientific perspective. 

Using a psychological framework, The Bias Adjuster has developed innovative, research based trainings to increase awareness about implicit bias, counteract/reduce bias and foster positive intergroup behaviors.

What will participants do/learn in the training?

  • Engage in Courageous Conversations Around Modern-Day Discrimination
  • Develop an awareness of their own implicit bias (using the latest scientific assessments).
  • Be exposed to the science explaining how implicit bias develops from childhood to adulthood.
  • Learn about how factors such as personality and specific social conditions (i.e. stress) impact implicit bias. Understand the ways in which implicit bias can impact the behaviors of well-intentioned individuals, and that few of us are immune to society‚Äôs deeply rooted social stereotypes.
  • Understand how to use the observational method to assess prejudice and discrimination that may be associated with implicit bias in their surroundings.
  • Understand the impact of implicit bias in higher education.
  • Understand the impact of implicit bias in the workplace.
  • Understand how to reduce and control implicit bias and achieve positive intergroup experiences.
  • Have numerous counter-stereotypical examples of negatively stereotyped groups that will counteract negative attitudes.
  • Participate in group/team-building exercises that reduce bias and foster positive intergroup interactions. Participate in a training that steers away from causing negative feelings (i.e., guilt, sadness, discouragement, anger, etc.).

After you register, you will be added to the self-paced virtual course, which you can complete anytime prior to the live training. During the registration process, you will select your preferred date to attend the virtual training. Trainings will not be recorded and you must attend live during your selected session.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Tom Wolf, Governor.

Support is also provided by the College and Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association.

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