April 20 session is now closed. Final session is on April 27.
Biases are created and reinforced by our environments and experiences. Bias can be unconscious or intentional and can be based on gender, race, ethnicity, income, physical ability, sexual orientation and other “differences that make a difference.” And these biases can manifest in the form of harassment and discriminatory comments and behaviors.
Many of us witness biased behavior and feel paralyzed to respond; we’re not comfortable, not practiced, in recognizing, interrupting, or addressing bias when we see it happening around us. The good news is that there are a variety of steps that you can take and ways to grow your comfort in responding to bias.
This popular and well-received interactive workshop was offered in 2016 and will be offered again four different times in April–April 16, 17, 20, and 27, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (free of charge with lunch provided)—in Suite 512 at International Market Square, just a few floors up from the AIA Minnesota office. In the session, we will utilize small and large group activities to explore examples and to grow your comfort in speaking up when you encounter biased behavior.
Also, in an effort to grow industry-wide engagement on topics of bias, harassment and discrimination, invitations to participate in these sessions will also be shared with ACEC-MN and AGC-MN.