Concurrent Session VI:
Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behaviors

Rosetta Lee

Tuesday, May 25
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM HST
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM PDT
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM MST

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM MDT

 CPE Credits: 1.2

Personnel/Human Resources

Program Knowledge:

Session Description

Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behaviors We want to create organizations that are inclusive and culturally competent toward all people no matter what their identities or backgrounds. Yet, we know that there are implicit and unconscious biases that gets in the way of our acting in congruence with our beliefs and values. Learn the science of cognitive biases we all have and what we can do to mitigate them.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe unconscious and implicit bias research
  2. Determine the impact of bias on decisions and outcomes
  3. Use strategies for reducing the impact of bias in our work and our lives

About the Speakers

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Rosetta Lee
Outreach Specialist
Seattle Girls' School

Rosetta Lee serves Seattle Girls’ School in dual roles. SGS is an innovative school for Junior High School girls, aiming to empower women leaders and change agents and dedicating its energies to a diverse community of students and faculty, an anti-bias mission, and an integrated curriculum. As a faculty member, Rosetta teaches subjects such as science, math, technology, art, ethics, social justice, and more. As a professional outreach specialist, she designs and delivers trainings for all constituencies of the school community, as well as the local and national educational and nonprofit sectors.

Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of topics, including cross cultural communication, identity development, implicit and unconscious bias, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, and bullying in schools. Rosetta has presented at numerous conferences and nonprofit organizations such as the White Privilege Conference, Junior League, and City Year. She has also worked with over 250 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, as well as a number of colleges and universities. She has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, as well as NAIS' diversity think-tank cadre, Call to Action.

Rosetta has served as President on the Board of Directors of SMARTgirls, a Director on the Board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR), Chair of the 2006 Seattle Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Co-Chair of the 2006 NAIS People of Color Conference, Think Tank Member of the 2012 NAIS Annual Conference, and as a trainer/facilitator with the National Coalition Building Institute. Rosetta is the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Partner in Education Award from the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research and recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Teacher Award for the Washington Federation of Independent Schools.