Implicit Bias, March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25 2019 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM [EST]

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Monday, March 25 2019 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM [EST]

This workshop engages participants to dive deep into understanding the nature of unconscious bias (also known as implicit or unintentional bias) in terms of brain science, socio-emotional science and ourselves. There will be frequent opportunities for small-group interaction through fun experiments, conversations, development of organizational-specific systems to check biases, and large-group sharing.
At the end of this workshop, participants will have an increased understanding of implicit bias and strategies to manage it.
CME: 3 (pending)
About the facilitators:
Pamela Krist
A facilitator with extensive experience in education and leadership development, Pamela engages clients in thoughtful conversation and self-reflection in an active learning environment. Pamela works with a wide variety of clients and utilizes an evidence-based approach to her work. In addition to facilitation on the Challenge Course, she designs and conducts workshops on a variety of challenges to organizations, including Growth Mindset for Leaders, Change and Transition, Multicultural Teams and Intercultural Competency, and Systems Thinking. She has experience in Universal Design for Learning and working with people with disabilities in teambuilding and professional settings.
Kristi Matthews
Kristi Matthews has been a trainer and facilitator in the DMV area for over 12 years. In 2006 she began in her current position at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless where she develops training on racism, organizing, advocacy, and testimony skills for people who are homeless. In 2016, after 10 years of doing training within her position as well as at the request of other organizations she co-created DUET Institute with fellow college alumni. The focus of DUET Institute is to “create teachable moments for a profound understanding of your personal purpose in dismantling systems of oppression”. The focus of Kristi’s trainings is to assist people with understanding the emotional connections to unconscious bias and create a safe space for unpacking those connection.

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