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UNCONSCIOUS BIAS WORKSHOP
Friday, August 25 - 12noon to 5pm

  The CFA Fresno Chapter is hosting an Unconscious Bias workshop.  This is our fourth (4th) UB workshop and the past workshops, with a maximum of 20 faculty participants, have filled up quickly. If you plan on attending, please RSVP as soon as possible.  

What:            “A Journey Into Change”

                   Unconscious Bias Workshop

When:           Friday, August 25th

Where:          ED 390

Time:            12-1pm – lunch served

                     1-5pm – workshop

RSVP’s required, please rsvp by clicking here

**once rsvp is received by the Chapter office manager she will send you an email confirming reservation for the workshop along with additional workshop information.

Below is an invite, along with more workshop information, from your CFA Fresno Chapter Council for Interim Affirmative Action Representative William Arce.  

Colleagues,

The Council for Affirmative Action (CAA) invites you to participate in a dynamic workshop entitled “A Journey into Change.” The goal of this workshop is to help faculty become aware of unconscious biases, preferences, and micro-aggressions which interfere with the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. 

In advance of the workshop, participants are asked to take online that were developed using academic research methods by Project Implicit of Harvard University to uncover unconscious biases and preferences. Specifically, each participant is asked to take four of the Implicit Association Test (IAT), one on race, one on gender and two of their choosing at https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html.  Participants are encouraged to print the results of each test and bring them to the workshop for reference.

In the safety of the workshop environment, participants will be encouraged to engage in open and respectful dialogue, identify their unconscious biases, and challenge those biases.

And finally, with a new awareness, workshop participants will talk about how we can transform the systems we work in by changing individual behavior so that these unconscious biases, preferences, and micro-aggressions no longer perpetuate a system where discrimination and inequities occur.  The idea is to foster a CSU environment wherein we can recruit and retain a more diverse faculty workforce and decrease workplace toxicity.

This workshop is likely to be different than others you have attended. Most workshops focus on the content. However, the energy of this workshop is focused on the “user” of the content…You!

We look forward to your participation.  Please RSVP by as soon as possible!  The workshop is limited to a 20 maximum participants.  RSVP by clicking here

**once rsvp is received by the Chapter office manager she will send you an email confirming reservation for the workshop along with additional workshop information.

In Unity,

William Arce

CFA Fresno Chapter

Interim Affirmative Action Representative