This interactive online workshop for leaders will discuss how organizations can address implicit bias using a three-step model: assessment, awareness, and taking action. Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr., will build on the content presented in The Hidden Biases of Good People; attendance at this April 28 foundational training is required to attend the Implicit Bias Mitigation workshop.

Implicit Bias Mitigation will cover:

  1. Homework assignments from The Hidden Biases of Good People
  2. Review and discussion of implicit bias in the employee life cycle: hiring, talent development, promotion, and exit
  3. Three-step model for addressing implicit bias in organizations: assessment, awareness, taking action
  4. The three components of a bias management action plan: transparency, objective standards, and accountability
  • The potential impact of implicit bias on performance evaluations, team dynamics, and decision making in the workplace
  1. Small working group discussions regarding potential implementation of several practices/policies that are expected to reduce bias at the personal and organizational levels. This dialogue will include:
    • Identifying recommendations that are already being implemented as well as the challenges, lessons learned, and impact of each implemented recommendation
  • Selecting 2-3 new recommendations that can be implemented in the short-term
  • Identifying challenges and solutions to implementing the new 2-3 recommendations
  • Creating a list of concrete next steps toward implementation of recommendations
  1. An overview of follow-up activities and materials that will reinforce workshop information and increase the likelihood of long-term impact


REGISTER HERE for Implicit Bias Mitigation

In keeping with our mission, preference will be given to participants from California in the the event that registration reaches capacity.


Implicit Bias Mitigation Webinar Pre-work

Planning to attend Implicit Bias Mitigation? Please complete the following prior to the workshop:

  • Talk to someone close to you about your biases
  • Take 5% of your downtime to expose yourself to difference
  • Complete the Gender Career Implicit Associations Test (IAT) 1-2 day prior to the workshop (This is a different IAT than the one you completed for The Hidden Biases of Good People)

This virtual webinar will explore community-level strategies that are driving change around the country. There are social justice champions working tirelessly in child welfare to build anti-racist systems which strengthens our most vulnerable families, and we will explore those strategies. It discusses systems theory and what it means for our entire system to evolve into one which develops courageous professionals who positively impact children and their families. There will also be a discussion of the most effective leadership traits needed to inspire and lead systemic change. Lastly, this webinar will include a look into how we can move from evolutionary change to revolutionary change for our communities and families.

Presented by Jessica A. Pryce, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare

Professionals in the child welfare system should be guided by one main goal: Strengthen Families. Data shows that families of color are disproportionately represented in the foster care system, as well as, experience poorer outcomes. This virtual webinar will discuss the issues illumined by the data, and provide some historical context to our child welfare system. There will be a discussion of the differing types of racism and how they are at play in our global child welfare infrastructure. During this webinar, there will also be a discussion of policy implication on vulnerable families and the speaker will deconstruct power theory to show the importance of sharing power with the families we serve. Lastly, this webinar will involve the practice of examining how our mindsets impact our work. Attendees will be asked to consider their professional vision for their impact in child welfare and include a racial equity lens in how they approach their work.

Presented by Jessica A. Pryce, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare

Returning for a third season of engaging dialogue, BTC’s Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change series features luminaries across the family-facing fields who are exploring current and emerging issues facing children and families today.

Webinar 1: Wednesday, March 17, 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Disrupting Implicit Bias in Early Childhood Programs
Featuring Dr. Rosemarie Allen, President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence

Dr. Rosemarie Allen
A national expert on implicit bias and culturally responsive practices, speaking at conferences across the country. She is the Equity Expert for 9News KUSA in Denver, Colorado with a weekly segment on racial equity at all levels of society. Dr. Allen is a respected keynote speaker and has the distinct honor of being appointed as a “Global Leader” connecting with world leaders in early childhood across the globe.