DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
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Managing Implicit Bias Series (University of California, Office of the President)
As part of the University’s mission to provide public service and advance knowledge, the University has made the Managing Implicit Bias Series available to the public, at no cost. This six-course eLearning series is designed to increase awareness of implicit bias and reduce its impact. Each course is 15 to 20 minutes in length, it is recommended that you complete them in their prescribed order. Note: the University does not provide certificates of completion for courses taken through these links.
|1. What is Implicit Bias?||Understand how the brain uses shortcuts and schema to process stimuli. Learn how attitudes, stereotypes and biases form. Differentiate between explicit and implicit biases.|
|2. The Impact of Implicit Bias||Explore ways in which implicit bias can influence our actions and how that influence can have unwanted, real-world repercussions.|
|3. Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias: Awareness||Assessing your implicit biases is the first step in managing their influence. Recognize situations wherein you are more prone to the influence of bias. Recognize external factors that make you more prone to the influence of bias. Evaluate whether you are being influenced by bias.|
|4. Common Forms of Bias||Understand common forms of bias so you can better detect when they occur.|
|5. Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias: Mindfulness and Conscious De-Biasing||Learn ways to minimize the influence of implicit bias through mindfulness and conscious de-biasing strategies.|
|6. Managing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process||Examine how de-biasing strategies can be applied to a specific workplace process. Design and implement procedures and structures that protect against the influence of bias during hiring, such as utilizing diverse search networks and hiring committees, tracking demographics at each stage, blinding resumes, crafting appropriate candidate evaluations and more.|
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All
From LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com): Learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in diverse organizations. This transformative learning path reviews current thinking and best practices on essential topics such as bias in all of its forms, cultural competence, communication, allyship, and accountability. 7 content items; total of 5 hours with certificate upon completion. Topics: Unconscious Bias, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Confronting Bias: Striving across our differences; Skills for Inclusive Conversations; Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues; Communicating Across Cultures; Bystander Training: From Bystander to Upstander. Explore or begin here.
GET THE HISTORY
Ta-Nehisi Coates recording for the Atlantic
A gripping hour and a half telling of the history we never learned in school. Listen here.
The movie (widely available to download or rent) or the book by Bryan Stevenson
PBS series of 4 1-hour episodes produced and narrated by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Available to the public here through September 2020.
BE AN ALLY
TAKE LOCAL ACTION
Find your city, and then write to your elected officials on the tangible change you would like them to implement to begin the process of stopping state-sanctioned acts of violence and murder against people of color.