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Uncovering the Traps of Implicit Bias

December 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EST


Many organizations recognize the need to lead from a deep and genuine culture of race equity. This starts with people—emerging leaders, senior leaders, board members, and more—growing individually and in their respective roles. However, it can be difficult to know where to start in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Simply mandating or promoting EDI in the workplace is not enough. To realize the benefits, organizations must treat EDI as any other critical resource and commit to building the right infrastructure to support it.

Advancing EDI internally requires more than just the knowledge and will to act. Staff must also understand the multiple ways in which bias unconsciously manifests in our daily lives and working relationships. Building on brain function research and behavioral science, participants will learn about the bias traps we fall into, what causes them, and what can work to reduce and/or eliminate them.

What You’ll Take Away

  • The foundations of implicit bias in brain function and culture
  • Common ways that implicit bias is present in the workplace
  • Self-reflection on potential biases and strategies to begin reducing them

Who Should Participate

  • Organization staff
  • Public policy staff
  • Community advocates


Jerica Broeckling

Jerica Broeckling

Engagement Partner

Phyllis Richards

Phyllis Richards

Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Research
Social Current