Implicit Bias in the Workplace #2: Know Thyself

May 10, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Event postponed due to inclement weather. The program has been rescheduled for May 10.

Implicit Bias in the Workplace: A 3-Part Series presented by the AIABaltimore Equity Committee

#2 Know Thyself

1 AIA/CES LUs available

Registration includes a catered reception with hor d’oeuvres, beer and wine.

This program is available as a webinar! We highly recommend that webinar participants watch with a co-worker to participate in the 20 minute workshop component where attendees will interview their peers. 

Facilitator: Maureen Linker, Ph.D.

Join the AIABaltimore Equity Committee for the second event of the Implicit Bias in the Workplace Series. This program will include an interactive workshop examining the subtle factors that make unconscious biases persist and strategies to increase self-knowledge and self-awareness so that we can make the most of the talents and abilities of our team members.

Socrates famously said that to “know thyself” is the most important component of being a rational and moral person. This injunction may appear to be ‘easy’ on the face of it. Knowing how to cost effectively design a beautiful space, for instance, seems far more challenging. Knowing one’s self? That should be easy. Yet coming to ‘know’ your own beliefs, particularly about social and cultural differences, and discussing those beliefs openly and in public, with people who may have different beliefs and experiences, is far more challenging. In this workshop, we will consider how ‘knowing thyself’ is as hard in our organizations and businesses as it is in our communities, in the media, in politics, in online blog comments, and in global divisions and international affairs.  

Associated Learning Outcomes: After this workshop participants will be able to…

  1.    Identify the factors that contribute to undermining self-awareness
  2.     Reflectively assess unconscious and implicit biases
  3.     Actively promote self-understanding about others’ talents and abilities
  4.    Create initiatives that will energize people around diversity and inclusion initiatives

About the Speaker

Maureen Linker received her Ph.D. in philosophy in from the City University of New York, Graduate Center. She is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan – Dearborn where she has been teaching since 1997. She has published in a variety of academic journals including The Criminal Law Quarterly, Perspectives in Multicultural Education, and Social Theory and Practice. Her most recent book is Intellectual Empathy: Critical Thinking for Social Justice, published by University of Michigan Press in 2015. In addition to writing and classroom teaching, Maureen has led workshops on “Diversity Fatigue,” “Navigating Difficult Dialogues,” “ Finding Common Ground through Intellectual Empathy”, and “Managing Implicit Biases” for a variety of professional organizations, community and religious groups, as well as academic and educational conferences.


Mark your calendars! The 3-part series will conclude with a panel discussion in July. More information to come.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Design Collective, Inc. 

L2 Design Studio

Rohrer Studio

Suzanne Frasier, FAIA


Sponsorship opportunities available. Click on the Register Now button to purchase sponsorship opportunities.

Patron ($1000): Company logo included in event slideshow; website; marketing materials. Company banner, signage can be displayed at registration. Verbal recognition at event, and 4 tickets for company representatives.

Major sponsor ($500): Company name included in event slideshow; website; marketing materials. Verbal recognition at event, and 2 tickets for company representatives.

Sponsor ($250): Company name included in event slideshow; website; marketing materials. Verbal recognition at event, and 1 ticket for company representative.


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