SC's Nonprofit Summit is brought to you by Together SC | MARCH 4 - 6, 2020 | COLUMBIA

Practical Ways to Undermine Unconscious Bias to Create a Culture of Inclusion

05 Mar 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Capital III

Practical Ways to Undermine Unconscious Bias to Create a Culture of Inclusion

“If you have a brain, you have a bias,” equality and human rights activist Femi Otitoju tells us. Unconscious biases lead to exclusive organizations. But what can we do to counter them? Recent research identifies specific steps individuals can take to surface implicit biases and undermine them. The most effective way to begin and sustain these practices is with a team of others who are likewise committed to racial equity and inclusion. Working with others is also the most effective way to shift organizational culture. Come learn about what works to diminish the power of unconscious biases and how to engage in these practices individually and in your organization.

Session takeaways:

  • Techniques that work to undermine unconscious bias.
  • How to practice those techniques individually.
  • How to practice these techniques in your workplace.
  • A mini-action plan to begin to shift your organization’s culture by undermining unconscious biases.