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Inclusion Training with Dr. Denise Driscoll

Training Title: Understanding Bias in Team Situations:  The Importance of Detection and Skilled Responding   

Date: Friday, Aug. 27th

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm via ZOOM

Class size is limited to 20 people. If you are interested in attending this training, please register here

Description:  In an increasingly global and diverse world, we need more practical and experiential,yet engaging and safe, ways to learn to be more inclusive team members and leaders in diversity-potential teams.   For example, at some point, you are sure to face a situation where a team member says or does something biased, and you need to be aware enough to detect, and skilled enough in responding, that you can then take appropriate action—especially if you are the team leader.  In this virtual workshop, we will 1. Introduce what bias is and when it occurs; 2. Have you watch a short video clip with built-in instances of biases that vary along an implicit-explicit dimension; 3. Put you in a break-out room to discuss with a few other participants what biases were detected and what the various responses to biased instances were; and, 4. Conclude with what is known about de-biasing teams and improving both your detection and responding skills.  This ability to effectively respond to bias in teams is particularly a valuable skillset for anyone who wants to be an inclusive leader and/or benefit from diverse teams.      

Bio:   Denise M. Driscoll holds a doctoral degree in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1992) and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University (1986).  Currently, she is Director of Diversity and Inclusion at a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center called CISTAR (Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources) in Purdue’s School of Chemical Engineering, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences in Purdue’s College of Health and Human Sciences, and a Faculty Affiliate in Purdue’s Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management in the Krannert School of Management.  Dr. Driscoll is also President and Owner of Diversity Competency LLC, a consulting company that she launched in 2008.  

For over 30 years now, Dr. Driscoll has actively worked on diversity and culture of inclusion (DCI) issues by:  1. teaching courses; 2. doing research; 3. creating and facilitating workshops; 4. assessing workplace culture and DCI programs; 5. grant-writing and running associated programs; 6. advising universities, non-profits, and companies on best DCI practices; and 7. mentoring individuals about how to be inclusive leaders.