Registration Open for Spring '19 Inclusion & Power Dynamics Series

February 8, 2019

Features seminar March 1, interactive workshops April 1 & 8

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The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, the Duke Office of Faculty Advancement, & the Office of the Vice Dean for Faculty in the School of Medicine are sponsoring a year-long series of workshops focused on inclusion and power dynamics in the academic workplace. This semester, we invite the Duke community to learn more about implicit bias – how our experiences have shaped our thinking and beliefs – and ways to be more effective allies when we witness and/or experience bias.

Please click HERE TO REGISTER for the appropriate events described here.

Note: The March 1 event is for all members of the Duke community, the April 1st & 8th events are specialized, based on one’s current role in the community: April 1st is dedicated to staff & trainees (lab managers/students/staff/postdocs/residents) and April 8th to faculty.

Friday, March 1: Understanding the Neuroscience of Implicit Bias

3-4:30 p.m., Zener Auditorium (130 Soc/Psych)

Seminar by Damian Stanley, PhD, Psychology, Adelphi University. Humans are social creatures. When we know little about a person, we often rely on past experience, social norms, and biases about a social group to inform guesses about how a new person may act.

Dr. Stanley will provide an interactive and engaging discussion about the science of implicit bias. He uses multiple methods and approaches drawing from social and clinical psychology, neuroeconomics, computational modeling, and cognitive neuroscience to study the mechanisms by which we learn about and interact with others. He will discuss the science behind implicit bias and offer tips for how to deal with your bias and that of others. Reception at 2:30 p.m.


Monday, April 1, OR Monday, April 8: Becoming a Better Ally

8:30 a.m. breakfast; 8:45-11 a.m. workshop, DIBS Multipurpose Room, B035 Levine Science Research Center

Bystanders can play a vital role in mitigating the effects of implicit bias and in changing the culture of an environment. How do you support a friend or colleague who experiences a difficult workplace interaction? What if you’re there--in the moment--when the interaction occurs? The popular THEATER DELTA is back to lead these experiential, interactive 2.25-hour sessions.

Please note: The session on Monday, April 1, is designed for students, staff, postdocs, residents, lab managers, and other trainees. The session on Monday, April 8, is designed for faculty. 



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