First Take / Second Look: Exploring Unconscious Bias

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.

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