This workshop engages participants in discussions of unconscious bias. It includes exploring the unintentional ways our behaviors might be problematic for others, as well as what to do as a recipient or bystander of biased behavior.
The outcomes of the workshop are:
- To understand and practice identifying unconscious bias
- To recognize the impacts and consequences of unconscious bias in the workplace
- To explore strategies for responding to situations involving bias, insensitivity and microaggression
- To share campus resources
All of the MEP workshops, including the First Take/Second Look workshop, use experiential learning techniques. The workshop features small and large group interactions, discussions and scenarios. Further, the workshop uses activities that provide a common experience for the group, and that provide ideas for use in everyday work in a diverse environment like UC Berkeley. Resources are also discussed, so participants can connect with other offices and opportunities. The workshop is approximately 2 - 2.5 hours in length.