Over the past week, we at the PROOF Centre have been moved by #blacklivesmatter. As a first step toward recognizing our own role in creating society, we will now require all management, staff and trainees to participate in awareness activities to self-reflect on biases in the workplace.
Our first step includes the Implicit Association Test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/canada/
“Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaborative network of researchers investigating implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings that are largely outside of conscious awareness and control. Project Implicit is the product of a team of scientists whose research produced new ways of understanding attitudes, stereotypes and other hidden biases that influence perception, judgment, and action.
Project Implicit translates that academic research into practical applications for addressing diversity, improving decision-making, and increasing the likelihood that practices are aligned with personal and organizational values.”