Implicit Bias Training


CMI will provide your organization with training and facilitation sessions on the topic of Implicit Bias. The training curriculum will provide participants with the necessary awareness, content knowledge, and skills to help foster staff development and mutual respect when exploring issues of diversity. This experiential workshop will provide participants with the necessary awareness, content knowledge, and skills to foster staff development and mutual respect when exploring issues of diversity. Participants will engage in activities and discussions that enhance their own understanding of identity and diversity and, in turn, help them work more effectively with a diverse population.

Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.  These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control.  Residing deep in the subconscious, these biases are different from known biases that individuals may choose to conceal for the purposes of social and/or political correctness.  Rather, implicit biases are not accessible through introspection.

The implicit associations we harbor in our subconscious cause us to have feelings and attitudes about other people based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, age, and appearance.  These associations develop over the course of a lifetime, beginning at a very early age, through exposure to direct and indirect messages.  In addition to early life experiences, the media and news programming are often-cited origins of implicit associations.

In this experiential, interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Experience activities that raise awareness of their own implicit biases (everybody has them; it’s what we do them and how we treat each other that counts.)
  • Take part in activities that help promote multicultural acceptance, appreciation of differences, recognition of underlying commonalities and the building of a positive community.
  • Learn and practice skills and strategies to help monitor and limit the impact of implicit biases in their workplace and in the field.

Presenter Information:

Dr. Christopher C. Irving, Executive Director
The Miller Institute for Leadership & Diversity
www.themillerinstitute.com
PO Box 1449
Clifton, NJ 07015
[email protected]
Dr. Christopher Irving
is born and raised in Paterson, NJ and is a proud product of the Paterson Public Schools. He holds a BA in Political Science from Ramapo College and an MA in Public Policy and International Affairs from William Paterson University. In July of 2016, Dr. Irving received his Doctorate in Education Administration from Seton Hall University. Dr. Irving has also served an elected official to the Paterson, NJ School Board for the last seven years. Dr. Irving is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of National Student Leadership Diversity Convention (NSLDC). The NSLDC is the largest national gathering of student leaders and campus-based advisors to address the most critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging our campuses today.  In his role as Executive Director and CEO Dr. Irving travels around the country as one of America’s most sought-out speakers and trainers on issues of social justice and leadership.

Dr. Judith Springer, Associate Director
The Miller Institute for Leadership & Diversity
www.themillerinstitute.com
PO Box 1449
Clifton, NJ 07015
[email protected]
Judith Springer, Psy.D
., is Associate Director and Senior Trainer for NSLDC is a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist with several decades of experience working in and with schools, colleges and universities, and other organizations. Dr. Springer’s areas of expertise include diversity education, peer leadership, and peer mediation training, bullying prevention and youth suicide prevention. Most recently, Dr. Springer has co-authored a book with Maureen Underwood, LCSW on youth suicide prevention and intervention, published by Hazelden in 2011, 2013, and 2018.

Program Fee:

The program fee includes all of the following services

  • Program Planning Consultation
  • 1 Full Day Diversity Training Session
  • 1-2 Senior CMI Trainer(s)
  • Program Administration

Total fee for the program as outlined:  $4550.00

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