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Division of Diversity and Inclusion Sponsoring Social Bias Workshops

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
9:00 am

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in a virtual professional development workshop titled “Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation about Social Bias,” sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.

The workshops are free and offered on Oct. 26 and 29 via Zoom. 

The workshop is a collaboration by Incluxion Works and PowerPlay Interactive Development – an entrepreneurial program of the University of New Hampshire. Organizers encourage anyone who’s ever wondered “Why didn’t I say something?” after witnessing social bias — a stereotype, a prejudice or discrimination — that happened in their everyday life, to attend.

The workshop uses an applied theatre model to help participants understand what motivates us to speak up, the challenges we face when doing so and strategies for effective responding. In this interactive, web-based workshop, faculty and staff will learn about bystander reactions to social bias and how these reactions can help or hinder their own and others decisions to speak up. They will then be invited to apply these concepts through facilitated interaction and discussion to better understand how to effectively address everyday incidents of bias in the academic workplace.

Workshop times:

  • Oct. 26 (Tu) — 9-11:30 a.m. ET
  • Oct. 26 (Tu) — 5:30-8 p.m. ET
  • Oct. 29 (F) — 9-11:30 a.m. ET
  • Oct. 29 (F) — 2-4:30 p.m. ET

Register here to attend a session.

About the presenters

Incluxion Works Inc.— Founded by Stephanie A. Goodwin, this organization brings diversity science to bear on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy. Incluxion Works partners with organizations around the country to effect evidence-based institutional change.

PowerPlay Interactive Development — This entrepreneurial program of the University of New Hampshire is a professional applied theatre company. Offering unique training modules for a diverse group of clients across the country, PowerPlay’s dynamic, interactive model uses applied theatre techniques to safely engage participants in challenging conversations around bias, harassment, communication, collaboration and leadership.

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