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Unconscious Bias Training Workshop: Faculty

August 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Unconscious Bias in the Faculty Search Process: an Interactive Workshop will take place on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at Muhlenberg College, presented by: Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble (CITE).

Workshop Overview & Outcomes

This interactive workshop offers participants the opportunity to observe a faculty search committee evaluating a list of candidates being considered for a final interview. CITE’s innovative approach combines video, live actors, and facilitated discussion to explore bias implicit in this critical piece of the faculty hiring process. The session includes a presentation of research around unconscious bias and a discussion of best practices for combating individual, institutional, and systemic bias implicit in the search process.

Program Schedule

1:00 p.m. Arrival & Registration

1:15 p.m. Welcome

1:30 p.m. Unconscious Bias Interactive Workshop

3:30 p.m. LVAIC Faculty Networking Reception * faculty unable to attend the afternoon workshop, may attend a combined faculty/staff session beginning at 9a.m.

About Our Facilitators

Cornell Interaction Theater Ensemble was formed in January 1992 as a unique resource for employee education and training at all levels. Interactive theatre combines live theatre and audience participation to create a resource for dialogue from multiple points of view on a wide variety of workplace issues. CITE presentations have been designed and implemented for academic institutions, corporations, professional groups, conferences, and government agencies. Participants leave CITE presentations with a deeper understanding of the dynamics of problematic situations in the workplace, with a visceral impression of the impact such problems can have on members in a workplace community, and with strategies for managing and preventing such problems.

View the Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace presentation for faculty here. View the case study handout here.


Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18104 United States
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