How do our unconscious biases impact our work and life decisions? How do we overcome them? Our brains are wired for speed and efficiency, which is good…right?  What happens when these “shortcuts” that our brains take lead us to unconsciously make snap decisions about people based on the way they look?  How do the unconscious biases that we have impact our ability to collaborate with others at work?

Join us at Procter Center on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an interactive training session to learn more about implicit biases and how they may effect our lives, communities, work and relationships. As the Diocese of Southern Ohio commits to Becoming Beloved Community, we invite you to learn more about how implicit bias impacts our communities. The Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute facilitators will offer tools for how to overcome implicit or unconscious bias in our lives and relationships.

As an engaged and interdisciplinary research institute at OSU, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity is a national leader in research into how implicit biases can unconsciously shape individuals’ cognition, attitudes, and even behaviors. A large body of social science evidence has shown that unconscious, automatically activated, and pervasive cognitive associations related to race, ethnicity, gender, age, and other identities can impact decision making and judgments without our awareness. These research findings have serious, far-reaching implications for individuals in a wide range of sectors.

Learn about how our minds operate, the real world implications of bias, and how we can guard against these biases as individuals and faith communities. Registration required.

Questions: Contact the Rev. Meribah Mansfied at or 614.361.2580.