Understanding Bias and Blindspots in Volunteerism
Thursday, December 8, 2022, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CST
Become aware of the common barriers and challenges to volunteering with a lens toward marginalized groups. During this session we will create a common language and give participants an overview of bias and blindspots along with interactive knowledge checks to gauge understanding. This session will improve attendee awareness of unconscious bias, blindspots, microaggressions, and stereotypes by facilitating opportunities for participants to discover common examples of everyday aggressions as well as develop ways to avoid the remarks that tend to offend and create unwelcoming environments.
Together we will explore bias and how it impacts volunteer teams, their environments and work relationships. We will discover how our own values, lens, culture, and experiences affect interactions with colleagues, attitudes about work, and understanding of organizational values.