Our Personal Biases and the Impact on Inclusive Communities
The Fenn School
516 Monument St, Concord, MA
In diverse communities, we encounter many different types of people, ideas, experiences, and backgrounds. We are encouraged to build community, share spaces, and have courageous conversations. Yet, one of the barriers to doing so can be how our personal biases inform and impact how we act and how we engage with the world around us.
Join us for this interactive workshop to uncover how our biases are operationalized in all aspects of school life and create meaningful action for interrupting problematic patterns. Together, we will leverage an identity-conscious approach to teaching, leading, learning, advising, and decision-making about some of today’s most challenging situations facing schools.
Attendees will leave this workshop with experience:
- Identifying personal and professional biases on your school community at large
- Pinpointing biases that inform and impact critical operations in your work
- Developing actionable responses to specific situations involving bias
- Practicing frameworks for addressing general bias-informed situations
- Learning how to name it, own it, interrupt it, and take responsibility for when biases show up in problematic ways
This workshop is designed for every adult in the school community.