Interrupting Unconscious Bias: Raising Social Awareness and Fostering Inclusive Workplaces
April 17, 2024
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Luzilda Carrillo Arciniega, Ph.D.
Director, Diversity Strategies & Implementation
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
We all have unconscious biases. They help us establish a sense of security, but they can also exclude, isolate, and marginalize others, damaging workplace relations and everyday business. This workshop helps us identify our own and others’ harmful biases, situate them within a greater social and cultural understanding of systemic inequality, and foster strategies for interrupting them to better ourselves, our workplace, and our society. Participants will: ● Define unconscious bias, its relationship to broader systemic inequities, and its impact in the workplace. ● Raise awareness of how our background and identity shape our biases. ● Identify strategies to address microinequalities and microaggressions at work and create inclusive cultural change. ● Identify strategies to reduce harmful biases in hiring, career development, and team dynamics.