Bias Busters at Cal facilitates a variety of trainings, the most popular of which are the Anti-Bias Pedagogy Course Training and the Implicit Bias Training Sessions with over 30 sessions offered across the nation, including over 500 participants, to date. We help a variety of clients identify and gain key practices to unlearn biases within their everyday life, address complex situations that may arise in the professional and academic contexts, as well as inform on the various contexts in which these situations may arise, such as over Zoom. Our clients have come from all stages of their academic and professional careers. If you would like BB@Cal to work with you on creating a training for your venue, please contact us.
Anti-Bias in the Pedagogy Course Guest-Lectures (375)
We work directly with the pedagogy courses (375 series) to establish evidence-based practices for Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) to utilize in a classroom setting, virtual or otherwise.
Implicit Bias Training
The goal of Implicit Bias Training is to identify, uncover, confront, and unlearn biases that are present within us all and that might persist even with concrete action towards unlearning.
Our Implicit Bias Training options offer a range of diverse methodologies to inform many perspectives and backgrounds on how to address concerns through practice-based, lecture-based, or question/answer-based sessions. Among our training options is the ability to expand topics of interest to various disciplines and majors.
Active Bystander Training
During Active Bystander Training we will train you to implement well tested and useful strategies for being a proactive accomplice when potentially racist and sexist situations arise. During this training, we walk through scenarios that are designed to capture explicit and implicitly nuanced situations that will help bring confidence to trainees when confronted with racism, sexism, and the like on the spot.
Our newest and most socially distant and COVID-relevant addition to our training offerings is the Zoom Relevant Training. Here we discuss situational awareness on the virtual playing field, making clear biases and bystander situations that persist on the landscape of Zoom meetings. We train in how to handle Zoom-bombers, connectivity do’s and don’ts, and more.