We can't control the filters that others choose when they look at us.
135 Finding the Blind Spots: Personal & Organizational Best Practices & Strategies for Countering Implicit Bias
Hard won gains of the civil rights movement stand as one of the defining aspects of the United States as a nation. Despite these gains, significant gaps remain when we look at outcomes in education, health, employment and wealth on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other demographics. So, what’s going on?
In this session we will look at how implicit bias, the way we unconsciously exhibit judgements towards other individuals and groups, may also impact organizations, institutions and systems where fairness is critical. This session will focus on finding these blind spots and identifying both individual and organizational best practices and strategies that support an equitable approach to service provision.
Instructor: Adèle James, M.A., Certified Professional Coach and has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors, and has commissioned and/or facilitated grant programs totaling $173 million throughout California.