This is Your Brain... On Bias | Apr 13th
This is Your Brain... On Bias: - Are we born biased? Are we born completely doomed to microaggress against others? How can I help my team (and myself!)? In this highly interactive workshop, Dr. Eden-Renee Hayes trains participants on the biology behind implicit bias and how bias interferes with our initiatives and progress as an organization. She engages in out-of-the-box approaches to self-reflect and more effectively work with our teams. In the words of Dr. Hayes, " the brain is suppose to work the way it is supposed to work to keep us alive, but that doesn't mean that we can't circumvent and rewire differently".
BIO: Eden-Reneé Hayes, Ph.D. is the Director of The Davis Center at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
She plays a critical role in advancing campus-wide engagement with complex issues of identity, bias, and equity. She has been involved in cultural competency, retention efforts, and inclusion in organizations for over 15 years. An expert in the social psychological factors related to bias, and the intersecting identities of race, class, and gender identity, she has presented papers on her research at a number of conferences including, The American Psychological Association, The International Convention of Psychological Science, and The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and has published her research in various outlets including The Handbook for Feminist Diversity. Dr. Hayes also serves on the editorial boards for journals including Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Her passion for being Involved in the community includes mentoring with the Rights of Passage and Empowerment Program and serving on the Board of Directors for several organizations focused on diversity and inclusion. Dr. Hayes earned a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and an MS and Ph.D. from Tulane University before being awarded a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship to conduct research at The Pennsylvania State University.