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Implicit Bias in the Workplace #3: Reducing Bias

  • BCT Architects 100 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

Implicit Bias in the Workplace: A 3-Part Series presented by the AIA Baltimore Equity Committee

#3 Reducing Bias

1.5 AIA/CES LUs available

$10 for members and students | $25 for non-members. Registration includes a light reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine.

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Schedule
6:00 pm – Reception
6:30 pm – Presentation
7:15 pm – Small Group Discussion

Join the AIA Baltimore Equity Committee for the third event of the Implicit Bias in the Workplace Series. This workshop will include a video presentation from Google Ventures about their research into the effects of implicit bias on workplace culture and performance, and the strategies the company is using to reduce bias, including new approaches to job interviews and performance reviews, data gathering techniques, inclusive workplace design choices, and ensuring accountability at all levels.

Attendees will split into small groups to discuss the presentation and how to apply the message. It is the goal of the Equity Committee that everyone walks away empowered to implement one of the strategies in their own workplace.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how implicit bias may impede interactions with clients or others on the AEC project team, and the ability to make the best building design decisions.
  2. Explain how implicit bias may influence design decisions in ways that undercut optimal emotional and physical responses of populations of building users.
  3. Explain how implicit bias may influence design decisions in ways that undercut optimal access to the building or site for all populations.
  4. Explain how implicit bias may influence hiring decisions in a manner inconsistent with the spirit and/or letter of federal equal employment opportunity laws.

Previous Sessions

Missed the first two events of the series? Don’t worry, knowledge of the first two events is not required. This program will include some overlap to bring people up to speed. In the meantime, here is what the sessions covered:

Implicit Bias in the Workplace: #1 – The State of the Industry covered findings and recommendations from the AIA Equity in Architecture Commission for expanding and strengthening the commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in every practice. Read the summary of their findings.

Implicit Bias in the Workplace #2: Know Thyself examined the subtle factors that make unconscious biases persist and strategies to increase self-knowledge and self-awareness. Read a recap of the session with a recording of the presentation.

Earlier Event: September 12
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