What is Implicit Bias? Implicit bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences.
In this session we will discuss:
- 5 types of implicit bias that impact our business as grant writers, grant makers and peer reviewers.
- 5 examples of implicit bias that show how it impacts decisions in real life.
- Discussion of whether being aware of implicit bias will improve the work we do.
GPC Competencies Addressed:
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers
Kristen holds a MA degree in Organizational Management and a BS degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science. She is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Executive Leadership Program, University of Colorado and a Certified Public Manager through Arizona State University. She is an Adjunct Professor at Webster University -Luke Air Force Base, where she teaches courses in the MPA program and Leadership studies.