Implicit Bias Training
Michigan Health Council is pleased to offer implicit bias training for healthcare professionals. Our trainings cover a wide range of topics, including how humans make decisions, the stories we tell ourselves, how to apologize well, how to improve your listening skills, and how to become an identity-conscious person.
We will discuss many identity dimensions, including:
Learners will gain an understanding of what implicit bias is.
Learners will gain an understanding of the history of bias in healthcare and the modern consequences of bias in the delivery of healthcare services.
Learners will gain an understanding on how implicit bias informs their decisions and interactions.
Learners will learn strategies to remedy the impact of bias in their perceptions, judgment, and communication.
Learners will learn strategies to reduce disparities in the access and delivery of health care services.
Participants will earn a certificate of completion to meet the requirements for (re)licensure in the state of Michigan under administrative rule 338.7004.
FULL TWO-HOUR LIVE GUEST LECTURE:
These sessions are two-hour presentations with live engagement with the instructor and other students. With a guest presentation, organizations can offer trainings to their staff on-site at their convenience. The presentation will include an introduction to implicit bias, targeted exercises, discussion, and evaluation questions.
Presentations can be tailored to the population served. 2 contact hours.
Contact Kristin at [email protected] or 517-908-8243 for pricing and availability.
Each module is entirely online*, with a pre-test, post-test, and evaluation. You will download a certificate upon successful completion. Click on the icons below to get started for only $35/course. You must create a Moodle account to complete the course(s). Click here to learn more about how to use the platform.
Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
*As of March 23, 2023, Implicit Bias training no longer requires a live component.
Webinars are live facilitated discussions. When you register for one of the dates below, you will be sent a link to a video to watch on-demand, a pre-test, and a Zoom link. The Zoom session is a facilitated discussion where participants can explore their biases and discuss various topics from the pre-recorded video. These are robust conversations in which personal experiences and thoughts on identity are discussed. All participants who complete the sessions will receive 2 contact hours. These webinars are $70; upcoming dates can be found below.
Prepare for your upcoming live webinar or guest presentation by watching this video (shown on right) and downloading the course workbook here. You must complete these items prior to the date you've registered for. The zoom link for your live webinar can be found in your confirmation email. If you cannot find it, please contact Kristin Sewell at [email protected] or 517-908-8243.
About the Instructors
Kristin Sewell, M.A, a certified trainer in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Kristin has degrees in Sociology and Anthropology and is the Director of Workforce Development & Education Pathways for Michigan Health Council. Kristin was an instructor of anthropology at Michigan State University and is a published author on topics related to identity, identity formation, and identity expression throughout American history. Kristin is an accomplished public speaker and co-author of MHC's e-learning modules. You may contact Kristin at [email protected] or 517-908-8243.
Nya Todd is a Michigan State University alum with a degree in Comparative Cultures and a minor in International Development. Nya is certified in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is the Content Development Coordinator for Michigan Health Council. Nya leads the facilitated discussions with the intention of recognizing people’s experiences and giving justice to the identities of individuals. Nya is an amazing conversation facilitator and listener and is the co-author of MHC's e-learning modules. You may contact Nya Todd at [email protected] or 517-908-8222.
"I enjoyed how interactive it was and how it made me realize implicit biases are more a part of our daily lives than I had initially thought. I also learned that they can also protect you from potentially dangerous situations."