A Workshop to Promote a Diverse, Welcoming, and Inclusive Campus
This three-hour workshop introduces faculty and staff to the concepts of implicit or unconscious biases and assumptions about diverse groups of people by treating the application of such biases as a “habit,” with a focus on race, ethnicity, and gender. Participants will uncover their own biases, discover the underlying concepts and language used in the psychological and social psychological literature to describe such processes, participate in interactive discussions about the potential influence of implicit or unconscious bias in their department/unit, and learn evidence-based strategies for reducing the application of these biases.
Workshops at UW-Madison
As part of our commitment to fostering a more inclusive campus, WISELI is available to conduct the Breaking the Bias Habit Workshop to UW–Madison academic departments and staff units at no charge. We ask that academic departments and staff units assemble no fewer than 10 attendees, provide refreshments and/or a meal for attendees, and coordinate both registration and room reservations in consultation with WISELI staff.
If you are not at UW–Madison and are interested in a workshop, please see this page.
Relevant Publications and Media Coverage
Fine, Eve; Jennifer Sheridan; Christine Fabian Bell; Molly Carnes; Carmen Juniper Neimeko; and Manuela Romero. 2018. “Teaching Academics About Microaggressions: A Workshop Model Adaptable to Various Audiences.” Understanding Interventions Journal. In press.
Carnes, Molly; Jo Handelsman; and Jennifer Sheridan. 2005. “Diversity in Academic Medicine: The Stages of Change Model.” Journal of Women’s Health. 14(6):471-475.
“How training doctors in implicit bias could save the lives of black mothers.” Elizabeth Chuck. May 11, 2018. NBC News.
“New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only.” Ashley Yeager. The Scientist. January 5, 2018.