Implicit bias workshops for healthcare

Upcoming Workshops

Implicit biases affect our unconscious thinking and decision-making, and it's an individual's responsibility to unearth and mitigate biases before they affect others. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers a synchronous and interactive two-hour workshop designed for healthcare faculty, staff, students, alumni, and broader Michigan community members.

As of June 1, 2022, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) requires implicit bias training for healthcare professionals. This event fulfills that requirement of up to 2 hours. Participants who attend the full workshop and complete the pre- and post-assessment will receive a Certificate of Completion.

For further information on registration and cost on the dates below, CLICK HERE.

Implicit Bias in Healthcare Workshop - 2024 Offerings
January 31, 2024 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
March 11, 2024 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.   
May 24, 2024 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.   
July 8, 2024 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   ---    The RSVP for this workshop will close on July 5th at 12 PM EST
September 17, 2024 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
November 13, 2024 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Data from Previous Workshops

During the 2022-2023 academic year over 150 individuals participated in this workshop. An analysis of pre- and post-workshop surveys indicated a statistically significant difference displaying that attendees developed an increased 1) conceptual understanding of implicit bias (e.g. what is implicit bias? how does it affect thinking and behavior?) and 2) personal understanding of implicit bias (e.g. how are implicit biases related to my life and worldview)

Additionally, we are committed to providing learning opportunities that make a difference. In an effort to be transparent about the impact of this work, we have provided cumulative data from 2022-2023 participants.

2022-2023 Post-Implicit Bias Workshop Questions 1-5 Scale (5 is high)
Overall Satisfaction with Workshop 4.73
Chosen Activities Supported Learning and Dialogue 4.71
Small Group Dialogues 4.67
Relevant Information to Your Work 4.78

Looking to Partner on a Workshop for Your Healthcare Team?

Contact Alex Boesch, Intercultural Training Director, at with questions or workshop requests.