Implicit Bias

Two women talking next to a window

In this session, participants will learn to:

Examine your own background and identities and how these identities shape our experiences and perspectives
Discuss how the brain functions, and relate how unconscious bias is a natural function of the human mind
Identify patterns of unconscious bias that influence decision-making processes
Confront internal biases and practice conscious awareness
Review strategies to create transformational change in the workplace

You will benefit by:

Raising self-awareness, sparking conversation with others and initiating new actions
Enhancing your professional and personal effectiveness on and off the job
Positively influencing personal and organizational decisions
Creating stronger and more positive work relationships with others

Audience:
This session is open to all LSA employees. It is recommended that participants complete this course before enrolling in the Microaggression Session. External guests may request to join as space allows.

Registration link

Implicit Bias

We're better when we're united

In this session, participants will learn to:

  • Examine your own background and identities and how these identities shape our experiences and perspectives
  • Discuss how the brain functions, and relate how unconscious bias is a natural function of the human mind
  • Identify patterns of unconscious bias that influence decision-making processes
  • Confront internal biases and practice conscious awareness
  • Review strategies to create transformational change in the workplace

You will benefit by:

  • Raising self-awareness, sparking conversation with others and initiating new actions
  • Enhancing your professional and personal effectiveness on and off the job
  • Positively influencing personal and organizational decisions
  • Creating stronger and more positive work relationships with others

    Audience:
    This session is open to all LSA employees. It is recommended that participants complete this course before enrolling in the Microaggression Session. External guests may request to join as space allows.

Registration link

Change it Up! © Bystander Intervention

Change It Up!© brings bystander intervention skills to students for the purpose of building supportive and respectful communities. Change It Up! is based on a nationally recognized five-step bystander intervention model that develops students’ skills and confidence when intervening in situations that negatively impact campus climate. This workshop explores how students’ identities and experiences impact their interactions inside and outside of the classroom. Through interactive theater, students apply the five steps to real-life scenarios and have an opportunity to practice and discuss how they can leverage these skills within their campus communities.
Learning Objectives:

Gain an understanding of what it means to be a bystander and factors that influence intervention
Gain multiple strategies to intervene and disrupt harm, such as microaggressions, bias incidents, stereotyping, sexual harassment, etc.
Act as an ally and educator, especially when you hold privilege and power and witness harm to those who do not hold privilege and power
Learn how to receive and respond to feedback about harm you caused, even if unintentional

This workshop is designed for University of Michigan master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows.  For faculty and staff, please contact rackhampdeworkshops@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance.
Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/XVpzb.
We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

Positive Links Speaker Series: Turning Adversity into Advantage: Finding your Competitive Edge

Having an edge is about gaining an advantage, but it goes beyond just advantage. It’s about recognizing that others will have their own perceptions about us, right or wrong. When you recognize the power in those perceptions and flip them in your favor, you create an edge—and your hard work works harder for you. 

Join Laura Huang, acclaimed business professor at Harvard University and author of Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage, as she discusses with Julia Lee Cunningham how to use everything to your advantage, even your perceived flaws and the systemic biases that hold you back. Laura shares how to harness the very stereotypes and qualities that seem like shortcomings and reframe them as assets that work in your favor. And by doing so, you will find and create your own unique edge. 

Registration link

Implicit Bias

Two women talking next to a window

Two women talking next to a windowIn this session, participants will learn to:

  • Examine your own background and identities and how these identities shape our experiences and perspectives
  • Discuss how the brain functions, and relate how unconscious bias is a natural function of the human mind
  • Identify patterns of unconscious bias that influence decision-making processes
  • Confront internal biases and practice conscious awareness
  • Review strategies to create transformational change in the workplace

You will benefit by:

  • Raising self-awareness, sparking conversation with others and initiating new actions
  • Enhancing your professional and personal effectiveness on and off the job
  • Positively influencing personal and organizational decisions
  • Creating stronger and more positive work relationships with others

    Audience:
    This session is open to all LSA employees. It is recommended that participants complete this course before enrolling in the Microaggression Session. External guests may request to join as space allows.

Registration link

Implicit Bias

Two women talking next to a window

Two women talking next to a windowIn this session, participants will learn to:

  • Examine your own background and identities and how these identities shape our experiences and perspectives
  • Discuss how the brain functions, and relate how unconscious bias is a natural function of the human mind
  • Identify patterns of unconscious bias that influence decision-making processes
  • Confront internal biases and practice conscious awareness
  • Review strategies to create transformational change in the workplace

You will benefit by:

  • Raising self-awareness, sparking conversation with others and initiating new actions
  • Enhancing your professional and personal effectiveness on and off the job
  • Positively influencing personal and organizational decisions
  • Creating stronger and more positive work relationships with others

    Audience:
    This session is open to all LSA employees. It is recommended that participants complete this course before enrolling in the Microaggression Session. External guests may request to join as space allows.

Registration link

The Microaggression Session

We're better when we're united

We're better when we're unitedMicroaggressions are verbal, behavioral, or environmental slights. They can be overt, subtle or unintentional, and lead to significant consequences.

In this session, participants will:

Learn about “microaggressions” and other concepts relevant to this topic
Obtain an understanding of the social and psychological impacts of microaggressions
Engage in activities and dialogue to unveil microaggressions within the workplace
Validate experiences with microaggressions
Identify and discuss techniques to combat microaggressions, as a bystander or as a recipient

Audience:

This session is open to all LSA employees. It is recommended that participants complete a course on Implicit Bias before taking this session. External guests may request to join as space allows.

Registration link

The Microaggression Session

We're better when we're united

We're better when we're unitedMicroaggressions are verbal, behavioral, or environmental slights. They can be overt, subtle or unintentional, and lead to significant consequences.

In this session, participants will:

Learn about “microaggressions” and other concepts relevant to this topic
Obtain an understanding of the social and psychological impacts of microaggressions
Engage in activities and dialogue to unveil microaggressions within the workplace
Validate experiences with microaggressions
Identify and discuss techniques to combat microaggressions, as a bystander or as a recipient

Audience:

This session is open to all LSA employees. It is recommended that participants complete a course on Implicit Bias before taking this session. External guests may request to join as space allows.

Registration link

LSA DEI Workshop: The Microaggression Session

Law Quad
Law QuadMicroaggressions are verbal, behavioral, or environmental slights. They can be overt, subtle or unintentional, and lead to significant consequences.

In this session, participants will:

– Learn about “microaggressions” and other concepts relevant to this topic
– Obtain an understanding of the social and psychological impacts of microaggressions
– Engage in activities and dialogue to unveil microaggressions within the workplace
– Validate experiences with microaggressions
– Identify and discuss techniques to combat microaggressions, as a bystander or as a recipient

Audience:

This session is open to all LSA employees. It is recommended that participants complete a course on Implicit Bias before taking this session. External guests may request to join as space allows.

 

Anti Racism Session 3

Anti Racism Session 3: Statements, celebrations, and donations: exploring the corporate approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

About the event:

The 2020 pandemic brought DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) into the forefront of many conversations; particularly around the responsibilities of businesses to create and participate in DEI efforts internally and externally. With such a shift, many new business professionals are entering a workforce that expects an awareness and experience around DEI that formerly was not a priority for success, but is now an expectation that all employees participate in. During this session using critical race theory as a basis, we will explore how systems within business structures inhibit inclusion as well as opportunities for systematically marginalized groups which in turn impact business success. To do this we will cover the benefits and challenges of truly investing in DEI initiatives, the risk of being inauthentic, and insight into navigating some of the intricate issues that arise in the DEI business space. 

Free, registration is required to attend this event.