February 26-27 Faculty Bias Bystander Intervention Lab

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:00am

Two Opportunities to Experience: Faculty Bias Bystander Intervention Lab

Monday, February 26, 2018 12:00-3:00 pm, UC 303; lunch provided

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:30-10:00 am, UC 303; modified session, light breakfast

Open to all faculty.


What is the Faculty Bias Bystander Intervention Lab?  Learn, Interact, Replay.

This is an inclusive and hands-on training lab for faculty to practice bystander intervention strategies especially useful for faculty situations. Much work at Lehigh has helped to raise individual awareness of unconscious bias; however sometimes, changes in behavior lag behind this awareness, thus climate and culture are slow to transform. Sometimes folks remain bystanders or wonder what else they could have done differently. Come join us to try out different ways of intervening, assess those methods, and leave with plans for interrupting bias on campus.


Sign up by February 19, 2018; click here to select the session that works for you:

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+ Provide Lehigh University faculty with dynamic, hands on professional development.

+ Create an opportunity for challenging and significant dialogues promoting awareness of bias incidents and bystander intervention.

+ Facilitate an inclusive and safe hands-on training lab for participants to experiment with intervention strategies.

+ Foster an environment of “active learning” that extends beyond the workshop.

THE PROGRAM: Bias Awareness & Intervention Skills Lab

University of New Hampshire PowerPlay’s Bias Awareness and Intervention Training Lab is focused on creating a fair and equitable workplace by building awareness of the biases that create obstacles towards that goal. The facilitated, interactive workshop allows participants to identify incidents of bias and then build the ability to address these issues in a positive and constructive way. Interaction involves witnessing brief moments of bias and experimenting with different strategies from the perspective of the bystander by suggesting intervention tactics to actors who then replay the scene. Participants get to play Director and Experimenter from the comfort of their chair. The UNH PowerPlay team can also take “requests” on the spot: our actor-improvisers can examine incidents that are suggested from the audience that may be unique to a participant’s experience in this institution’s climate and culture.


Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, a renowned expert on bias intervention and awareness training and best practices, will supplement the program with a presentation and facilitation. PowerPlay collaborated closely with Dr. Goodwin on the development of this Training Lab, which grew out of an NSF Conference presentation by the University of New Hampshire ADVANCE program.

Sponsored and Supported by:
Office of the Provost, Lehigh ADVANCE, Council for Equity and Community, Men Faculty Allies & Advocates, Center for Gender Equity, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.