As a supervisor, do you have unconscious biases toward people?
The U.S. Army Forces Command Equal Employment Opportunity Office, in partnership with U.S. Army Special Operations Command EEO and the U.S. Army Installation Management Command EEO, are joining forces to offer “Unconscious Bias Training for Supervisors,” Oct. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m.
The training will take place in the FORSOM Kervin Conference Room, 4700 Knox St. It will explore how implicit associations potentially affect the workplace and a person’s reactions to situations.
According to Robert McRae, director, Fort Bragg Garrison Equal Opportunity Office, the presenter will be Dexter Brooks, associate director (Federal Sector Programs), EEO Commission Office of Federal Operations, Washington, D.C.
“Supervisors will learn about their own biases and become aware of their own biases,” McRae said. “It’s good awareness training.”
It will also help ensure that there are no “missteps” as supervisors lead people, he explained.
The federal EEOC, according to its website, advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination. It is illegal to discriminate against an employee or job applicant based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
So that a security clearance may be obtained for entering FORSCOM, registration must be completed by Tuesday to attend “Unconscious Bias Training for Supervisors,” said McRae. Contact him at robert.s.mcrae.civ@mail.mil with the name, organization, telephone number and email address of supervisors who are interested in attending.