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Biased? Who, Me?!

October 26, 2021

Reserve Your Square

Workplaces and communities are demanding heightened awareness, capacity and accountability around diversity, equity and inclusion issues. While many of us hold egalitarian views and values, social science research informs us that we all carry implicit biases that influence our decision-making and relationships. 

This interactive workshop will help participants develop a deeper understanding of the unconscious biases we all have and specific strategies to address them. The facilitators will lead interactive presentations and exercises to raise awareness about where biases come from – essentially, a form of mental shortcut that we all engage in – as well as a discussion of stereotypes that each of us has encountered in the way we are viewed by others. 

Participants will be invited to share, through an anonymous, confidential pre-program e-survey, challenging topics and scenarios they have encountered related to implicit bias and stereotyping for potential inclusion in the program. 

To preserve the interactivity and inclusiveness of the program, this program will be capped at 45 participants and will not be recorded.  This Webinar is availible to PDC Members only. We are sorry for any inconvenence. 


About Our Presenters:

Audrey Lee, JD is a founding Principal of Perspectiva LLC, Senior Mediator with Boston Law Collaborative, LLC and Executive Director of the BLC Institute. She is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School where she teaches Mediation and has served as a PDC Trusted Advisor since 2018. Audrey has worked with a broad range of clients to develop their negotiation and communication skills and draws on both her consulting and mediation experience to lead interactive implicit bias workshops.  

David Hoffman, Esq. is a mediator, arbitrator, Collaborative Law attorney, and founding member of Boston Law Collaborative, LLC. David teaches courses on Mediation, Diversity and Dispute Resolution, and Collaborative Law at Harvard Law School, where he is the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law. David also trains mediators in 5-day executive education programs for the Harvard Negotiation Institute, part of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. 

Madison “Matt” Thompson is an Affiliate of BLC and has worked for over 30 years in the areas of conflict resolution, diversity, and cultural competency. He has worked with large regional banking institutions, higher education institutions, major teaching hospitals, and community non-profit agencies. Matt has extensive experience in diversity, inclusion, mediation and cross-cultural competency, leading interactive programs and as a mediator. For five years, Matt also served as Co-Lead Facilitator for the YW-sponsored LeadBoston program.