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National Equity Project Workshop Part 1
Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Category: Webinars

National Equity Project Workshop Series for Ombuds

Implicit Bias, Microaggressions & Structural Racism

Part 1: Virtual Workshop

31 January 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)

Part 2: 29 February 2024 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST

Workshop Description

This two-part virtual workshop series, presented by the National Equity Project, explores how advances in neuroscience are helping us to understand bias – how it is formed, how it “sticks” in our consciousness, its role in individual, interpersonal, institutional and structural oppression, and what we can do about it. Our unconscious/implicit biases can lead to actions (e.g., microaggressions) and decisions at odds with our intentions or explicit values. It is critical for individuals to understand how implicit (or unconscious) bias and microaggressions play out so that they can interrupt its development and improve both individual interactions and relationships and interrupt policies and practices that perpetuate inequities within systems and institutions.  

Participants will:

  • Understand how unconscious bias and microaggressions operate and how it impacts individuals, institutions and structures in creating and perpetuating inequitable outcomes and experiences
  • Examine how unconscious bias may be at play in interactions, practices, and policies in your context and discuss strategies to reduce the effect of this bias
  • Get some tools and resources to use with your colleagues and those you support as you practice recognizing, shifting and counteracting unconscious bias at all levels of your system

Registration: Free for IOA Members

This workshop series is offered exclusively to IOA Members free of charge as a benefit of membership. Not a member? Join Us!

Members interested in participating live must register online in advance to access the virtual meeting. By completing the online registration form, you will be registered to attend both workshops automatically, whether or not you plan to attend both.

The workshops will be recorded and available in the IOA Online Learning Center for all members to access. You do not need to register to access recordings.

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Part 1 of this course has been submitted for 3 Professional Development Hours that can be used for maintaining a Candidate for CO-OP® or CO-OP® Credential pending approval.