Deatiled Information about the workshop:
2019 BIAS AWARENESS & INTERVENTION TRAINING LAB
TO REGISTER FOR THE MORNING OR AFTERNOON SESSIONS: https://goo.gl/forms/ND4u9d3PPSjkIKyO2
Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (for those who have NOT participated in the Bias Awareness & Intervention Training Lab before)
Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (follow-up training for those who HAVE participated in the Bias Awareness & Intervention Training Lab before)
THE UNC CHARLOTTE COUNCIL ON UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY AND THE ADVANCE FACULTY AFFAIRS AND DIVERSITY OFFICE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INNOVATIVE WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, Director for Faculty Development & Leadership at Wright State University will present on her area of expertise, bias intervention and awareness. She will then facilitate the interactive applied theater activities that follow.
INTERACTIVE THEATER PRESENTATION: The University of New Hampshire’s (UNH)PowerPlay Interactive Development Team, is a group of trained actor-improvisers who use the tools of applied theater to facilitate difficult dialogues about interpersonal behavior.
FOCUS OF WORKSHOP: Creating a fair and equitable workplace through building awareness of the biases that create obstacles towards that goal. This is a two part workshop with a presentation on research so that attendees understand what is the current knowledge in this area followed by a facilitated, interactive workshop that allows participants to witness and identify incidents of bias and then build on the presentation information to work on skills/the ability to address those issues in a positive and constructive way.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Following a presentation by Dr. Stephanie Goodwin titled, “Speaking up to Bias: What’s a bystander to do?” the interactive portion of the workshop begins
UNH PowerPlay actors act out brief scenarios during which participants witness moments of bias
Participants then experiment with different strategies from the perspective of the bystander by suggesting intervention tactics to the actors who then replay the scene
The UNH PowerPlay team can also take “requests” on the spot: the actor-improvisers can examine incidents that are suggested from the audience that may be unique to a participant’s experience in UNC Charlotte’s climate and culture
Essentially, participants get to play Director and Experimenter from the comfort of their chair!!
GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP:
Provide UNC-Charlotte faculty and staff with dynamic, hands on professional development.
Examine departmental issues around climate and Chair leadership responsibilities
Create an opportunity for challenging and significant dialogues promoting awareness of bias incidents, micro-aggressions across hierarchies and subsequent bystander intervention strategies
Facilitate an inclusive and safe hands-on training lab for participants to experiment with intervention strategies
Foster an environment of “active learning” that extends beyond the workshop
TO REGISTER: https://goo.gl/forms/ND4u9d3PPSjkIKyO2