Estimated Time: 90 minutes CLE
Recommended Presenters: We recommend that faculty and facilitators for your program reflect diversity. We believe that the Toolbox can be used by an interested facilitator willing to carefully prepare from the materials provided. You may want to consider bringing in a social psychologist or cultural competency trainer from your area to assist in presenting these materials. If you elect to partner with a psychologist or cultural competency expert, we encourage you to spend sufficient time talking with your expert prior to the training, to bridge any potential gaps in knowledge about the legal system and the anticipated audience.
Also, we suggest that you consider opportunities for blended learning—having the participants review substantive materials in advance of a training event, thereby reserving the valuable resource of time in the same room for a brief review of the substantive material and more active engagement when presented. In this day and age of shrinking budgets and decreasing training dollars, having participants preview lectures online has the potential to leverage your resources and to maximize the impact of the training. You may also want to consider setting up a follow-up listserv or discussion site online for participants to continue their learning.
Objectives of the Presentation
- Understand what implicit bias means and how it may influence our decisions.
- Understand that being implicitly biased does not necessarily mean we act in explicitly biased ways.
- Learn to recognize some behaviors that may suggest bias or differential treatment.
- Learn some techniques that help debias perceptions and improve interactions.
Synopsis: [Slide by Slide Instructions for using the PowerPoint]
Section of Litigation, The Science and Implications of Implicit Bias
This twenty-minute film offers a great summary of the neuroscience relevant to understanding implicit bias. Showing it at the end of the PowerPoint Presentation offers a good overview and conclusion.