As part of Gladstone’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy, People Services has started to review recruitment and interviewing processes. As one of the first steps to support hiring managers, Gladstone is hosting an Unconscious Bias workshop.
Unconscious bias refers to the attitudes and beliefs that occur outside of our awareness. These unconscious attitudes and beliefs, which we’re all socialized to adopt, lead to patterns of behavior that preference some people and groups over others. Over time, these patterns have produced inequality within workplaces and have fueled systemic inequities for many social determinants of health. Most times, unconscious bias produces disparities along the lines of race, gender, and ability between dominant and non-dominant groups.
In this session, you’ll learn the origins, history, and theories of unconscious bias and examine the ways it shows up in our everyday lives and work spaces. You’ll have opportunities to reflect on their personal biases and explore individual and systemic mitigation efforts to support diverse and inclusive environments of mutual respect.
Space is currently limited to 45, and is by invite only.
In 2022, the People Services Team will host more unconscious bias workshops open to the broader Gladstone community. If you have questions about this event or would like to attend, contact Janine Doerner or Linh Huynh.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.
We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.