Implicit Bias Training

The University of West Georgia (UWG) has launched comprehensive efforts to advance equity and eliminate negative stereotypes that impact the success of students, through support from the Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity and the Walmart Foundation. As a part of this initiative, UWG plans to provide training and discussions on implicit/unconscious bias: attitudes that people may not realize they possess, yet still impact their judgments and behaviors. This will support ongoing efforts to improve the campus climate.

UWG has partnered with The Bias Adjuster, LLC. (an Atlanta-based implicit bias research and training company) to provide comprehensive implicit bias training to campus champions who will be trained to deliver anti-bias training throughout the academic year to faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Our goal with this project is to improve success outcomes for all students by promoting public awareness and dialogues about the impact of negative stereotypes, particularly racial stereotypes, and to build UWG's capacity to deliver training to reduce biases.

The Bias Adjuster, LLC. (headed by Psychologist, Dr. Bentley L. Gibson) will lead the 3-day Implicit Bias Train-the-Trainer program that will address multiple forms of bias (i.e., race/ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, etc.). The training will guide UWG’s campus leaders/trainers through lectures and activities that Dr. Gibson (and other social scientists) have found to be effective in reducing implicit bias and fostering positive inter-group behaviors. Upon completion of the training, participants will have an implicit bias curriculum and be prepared to conduct their own 2-hour implicit bias workshops.

Train The Trainer 3 Day Workshop
Date: September 5-7, 2018
Time: 9:00 am -  4:00 pm
Location: Education Center Room 205

For additional resources on implicit bias, select from the links below:

Implicit Bias

A Conversation With Police on Race

Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism