Speaking Up to Bias and Incivility- PowerPlay and Incluxion Works Return

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As part of the suite of faculty professional development programs to support inclusive equity, join us to experience all new scenarios in:

Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation about Social Bias and Incivility

Interactive Zoom Workshop Description 

Ever wondered “Why didn’t I say something?” after witnessing social bias or a moment of incivility—a stereotype, a prejudice, a discrimination or bullying instance— that happened in your everyday life? Deciding whether and how to respond to bias or incivility is complicated. Understanding what motivates us to speak up, the challenges we face when doing so, and strategies for effective responding can help bystanders to bias better evaluate their options and select effective strategies. 

In this web-based interactive workshop, attendees will first learn about bystander reactions to social biases and how these reactions can help or hinder decisions to speak up. Building on this understanding, participants will learn key strategies for speaking up that invite reflection and dialogue. Attendees will then be invited to apply these concepts to everyday incidents of bias through facilitated interaction and discussion.

Sign up by February 10th:

Click to save your spot at one of the three sessions through Lehigh University's PageUp system.  You will be directed to the session designed for the faculty audience, https://lehighes1.pageuppeople.com/learning/359. If you cannot attend that session, you may switch to one of the two other sessions designed to combine faculty staff and faculty audiences. You will receive confirmation your form was submitted and can check back anytime on the course.

Then, closer to the event, you will receive an email with a secure Zoom login and workshop materials.

If you have any questions about the program or registration, please send them to Dr. Marci Levine, mjl410@lehigh.edu.

Speaking Up is part of Lehigh’s Cornerstones of Community career enrichment programming and is an important part of our progress toward becoming an antiracist university. The program is facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Goodwin of Incluxion Works, Inc. and PowerPlay Interactive Development, a professional applied theatre company of the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Incluxion Works, Inc.— founded by Stephanie A. Goodwin, Ph.D.--brings diversity science to bear on DEI strategy. Incluxion Works partners with organizations around the country to effect evidence-based institutional change. An elected Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Dr. Goodwin has 20+ years of experience in higher education as a scientist, educator, and academic leader with expertise in diversity and inclusion science, faculty development, and academic affairs. Her “Speaking Up” workshops have promoted dialogue to improve organizational culture and reduce identity harassment at 30+ universities and professional societies across the US.

PowerPlay Interactive Development — an entrepreneurial program of the University of New Hampshire, is a professional applied theatre company. We create unique training models for a diverse group of clients across the country. Our dynamic interactive model utilizes applied theatre techniques to safely engage participants in challenging conversations around bias, harassment, communication, collaboration, and leadership. PowerPlay has engaged in an extensive collaboration with Dr. Goodwin in the development and execution of this program.