Bias Awareness and Intervention Training Lab

Deatiled Information about the workshop:

2019 BIAS AWARENESS & INTERVENTION TRAINING LAB

TO REGISTER FOR THE MORNING OR AFTERNOON SESSIONS: https://goo.gl/forms/ND4u9d3PPSjkIKyO2


Morning  Session: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (for those who have NOT participated in the Bias Awareness & Intervention Training Lab before)

Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (follow-up training for those who HAVE participated in the Bias Awareness & Intervention Training Lab before)

THE UNC CHARLOTTE COUNCIL ON UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY AND THE ADVANCE FACULTY AFFAIRS AND DIVERSITY OFFICE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INNOVATIVE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, Director for Faculty Development & Leadership at Wright State University will present on her area of expertise, bias intervention and awareness. She will then facilitate the interactive applied theater activities that follow.
INTERACTIVE THEATER PRESENTATION: The University of New Hampshire’s (UNH)PowerPlay Interactive Development Team, is a group of trained actor-improvisers who use the tools of applied theater to facilitate difficult dialogues about interpersonal behavior.

FOCUS OF WORKSHOP: Creating a fair and equitable workplace through building awareness of the biases that create obstacles towards that goal. This is a two part workshop with a presentation on research so that attendees understand what is the current knowledge in this area followed by a facilitated, interactive workshop that allows participants to witness and identify incidents of bias and then build on the presentation information to work on skills/the ability to address those issues in a positive and constructive way.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Following a presentation by Dr. Stephanie Goodwin titled, “Speaking up to Bias: What’s a bystander to do?” the interactive portion of the workshop begins

  • UNH PowerPlay actors act out brief scenarios during which participants witness moments of bias

  • Participants then experiment with different strategies from the perspective of the bystander by suggesting intervention tactics to the actors who then replay the scene

  • The UNH PowerPlay team can also take “requests” on the spot: the actor-improvisers can examine

    incidents that are suggested from the audience that may be unique to a participant’s experience in UNC Charlotte’s climate and culture

  • Essentially, participants get to play Director and Experimenter from the comfort of their chair!!

    GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP:

  • Provide UNC-Charlotte faculty and staff with dynamic, hands on professional development.

  • Examine departmental issues around climate and Chair leadership responsibilities

  • Create an opportunity for challenging and significant dialogues promoting awareness of bias incidents,

    micro-aggressions across hierarchies and subsequent bystander intervention strategies

  • Facilitate an inclusive and safe hands-on training lab for participants to experiment with intervention strategies

  • Foster an environment of “active learning” that extends beyond the workshop

    TO REGISTER: https://goo.gl/forms/ND4u9d3PPSjkIKyO2