34th Annual Conference

April 5-7, 2022


Get Out of Your Own Way—Behaviors that Trigger Negative Bias and What to Do About It

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S3-F
When: April 6, 2022
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenter: Rebecca Slaby, AMAZEworks


We are most likely to act on our implicit biases when we are triggered or stressed, often by the behaviors of others that we find challenging. Recognizing our triggers will help us interrupt unintentional bias-based mistreatment and create a stronger workplace culture of equity and belonging for all.

Participants in this workshop will unpack the behaviors from others that they personally struggle with in the workplace, reflect on their reactions to those behaviors, and examine how implicit bias influences these reactions in ways that might result in negative outcomes and experiences for others. We will explore how all behavior is purposeful and how we can mitigate conflict and bias by better meeting our own and others’ needs.

We will also spend time learning de-biasing techniques and strategizing how to be responsive instead of reactive when we are triggered so we don’t enact our biases on our colleagues and constituents.

Learning Outcomes

• Learn how bias and behavior function to marginalize others when we are triggered or stressed out
• Reflect on and examine reactions and responses to behaviors from others that trigger/stress us
• Identify de-biasing techniques that can help us prevent acting on our biases

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