What is Unconscious Bias?
- Unintentional and unconscious use of stereotypic beliefs to perceive and evaluate an individual or group of people which can also affect what we understand, our decisions, and our behavior toward others
- Difficult to control
- Activated involuntarily and without awareness or intentional control
- Can be just as damaging as conscious bias and it tends to be more prevalent
In 2019, AIChE, along with sister engineering societies*, received a generous grant from the United Engineering Fund (UEF), to create an extensive training program to support diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in the diverse engineering disciplines by training the trainers on Unconscious Bias.
*ASME, ASCE, MRS, AIME/TMS.
Use our resources to help train your trainers via workshop and webex content.
Unconscious Bias "Train the Trainer" Presentations
Module 1 Defining Unconscious Bias
Why this is important to the Engineering Profession; review of statistics and demographics
Define key Diversity & Inclusion terms
Understanding Unconscious Bias
Module 2 Recognizing Implicit Bias in the Science and Engineering Workplace
Define forms of Unconscious Bias
Recognize bias in academia and industry
Review examples of unconscious bias on behaviors, decision making, social interactions
Discuss scenarios in academic and organizational cultures
Module 3 Interupting Bias
Key settings where the manifestation of bias negatively impacts underrepresented groups: STEM/Engineering specific scenarios
Awarding of Projects, Assignments or Promotions
Learn tools and strategies for mitigating bias in these settings
Webex One: List of courses and their SME's that can be repurposed for eLearning course
Webex Two: Potential courses that fit curriculum
Webex Three: Identify gaps in curriculum
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