Diversity on Stage

Upcoming events - Gender in research and academia - Power and Privilege & Training on Habit Breaking of Unconscious Biases

The Career Center will again focus on relevant topics addressing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Specifically, we will be hosting a series of webinars and workshops focussing on research and gender, as well as an interactive webinar focussing on the habit breaking of unconscious biases. Registration is open for the following events:

Part 1 - Gender in research & academia - "Power and Privilege" - S. Elliott

May 23rd, 2022 at 9:30 - 11:30 am

Speaker: Sharon Elliot, Director at the Cambridge-based Researcher Development Partnership

Following the introductory webinar: Everything is Equal isn’t it? – understanding why we are not there yet?,  Sharon will be delivering a series of webinars which explore the issues of gender in research and academia. The first of these webinars will consider Power and Privilege, starting with a brief journey through 3000 years of gendered power relationships !), analysis of the social, political and economic impacts and systems of this power dynamic and consideration of this within the research and university contexts.

In order to be able to benefit as much as possible from this webinar, we ask you to anonymously submit questions in advance that are of interest to you via AhaSlides (https://ahaslides.com/STCD).

The Trainer:
Sharon Elliot is a Director at the Cambridge-based Researcher Development Partnership.  Sharon currently provides consultancy advice, training, workshops and programme-design to UK and International Higher Education Institutes in gender and inclusion.  She works as a consultant gender and inclusion adviser to the British Council, providing recommendations on their Global HE programming as well as designing toolkits and guidance to support international partners to deliver gender-sensitive and gender-transformative initiatives.  Sharon is passionate about equality and works to create transformation for both individuals and institutions.


Training on Habit Breaking of Unconscious Biases

When: June 1st, 2022, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Trainer: Dr. William T. L. Cox

Over the past 15 years, Dr. William Cox and his colleagues have developed and experimentally tested the bias habit-breaking intervention, which Dr. Cox will present in this session.

This training will

  1. equip you with a deeper understanding of ways that race bias, gender bias, or other intergroup biases can unintentionally seep into judgments and behavior, and
  2. empower you to reduce the influence of those biases by teaching a set of concrete evidence-based tools for reducing biases and creating inclusion.

The bias-habit breaking intervention remains the only intervention that has been experimentally shown to produce long-term reductions in bias, as well as increasing inclusion and equity.

In contrast to many diversity or bias trainings that are neither evidence-based nor experimentally tested, the habit-breaking intervention’s effectiveness has been rigorously demonstrated in many randomized-controlled experiments.

The places for the webinar are limited - first come, first served. You will be informed within one week from your registration (latest on 25th of May) whether you received a place or not. If you receive a place, you will receive an email from Zoom containing your login details for the webinar. If the webinar is already full, you will receive a notification email from the Career Center.

The speaker

William T. L. Cox, Ph.D., is a scientist-practitioner in the realm of social justice. He is the Principal Investigator of the Stereotyping and Bias Research (SABR) Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Founder/CEO of the Inequity Agents of Change, a non-profit organization devoted to disseminating evidence-based approaches to reduce bias, create inclusion, and promote equity. All his work serves the ultimate goal of understanding and reducing injustice, human suffering, and disparities that arise from stereotyping and prejudice.