Responding to Unconcious Bias Through Empowered Bystander Action

Friday | June 24 | 2011 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 PM
Simmons, 3rd Floor

What should you do when you hear subtly denigrating comments about a non-traditional MBA applicant who’s not getting due consideration from the full admissions committee? Bystander awareness and action are critical for responding to unconscious biases and showing that you value a diverse and inclusive environment.This dynamic professional development workshop, developed at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management, will be co-facilitated by scholarpractitioners with years of experience in inspiring effective bystanders. Through interactive scenarios, they will give you the framework and tools to make a difference when you encounter unconscious biases that divert your organization from its espoused values.


STACY BLAKE-BEARD, Associate Professor of Management, Simmons School of Management

MAUREN A. SCULLY, Associate Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts Boston