Unconscious bias training workshops for faculty Feb. 13, 17, 21, 24

The Faculty Senate, in partnership with the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Office for Inclusive Excellence, will host a series of unconscious bias training workshops for all faculty members during February.

The workshops will be facilitated by Dr. Arie Nettles, associate professor of clinical pediatrics and director of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, with an introduction by Dr. Andre Churchwell, interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University.

The workshops will be held in Sarratt Student Center, Room 216/220, at the following times (click on the date/time to register for a particular workshop):

Workshop description

On Being Human: Bias, Influence and Leadership

Based in the science of the brain, unconscious bias stems from automatic decisions one makes about others based on differences that impact personal, professional and the most fundamental relationships. Exploring unconscious bias allows us to rethink the ways in which we behave, evaluate, assess and leverage excellence in our roles in academia as influencers and Faculty Senate leaders, and to apply strategies for mitigating bias.

Contact: Debbie Hayes, (615) 343-3841