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Creighton school leaders put implicit bias training to use


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Creighton School District Leaders Are Putting What They Learned To Use After Attending Implicit Bias Training From Phoenix Union High School District. Photo Courtesy Creighton School District

Creighton School District leaders are putting what they learned to use after they participating implicit bias training provided by the Phoenix Union High School District.

Earlier, Creighton District kicked off the school year with a keynote from Heidi Otero, director of communications for the Arizona School Boards Association, that focused on promoting equity on our campuses.

The implicit bias training is an example of the district continuing this important work as they continue to dig-deeper in ensuring they have campuses that promote equity and inclusion for students, staff, and community. 

Implicit biases are stereotypes, assumptions, and attitudes we’re not fully aware of that shape our behavior towards people from different social groups. 

Staff participated in exercises to gain understanding of where biases come from, how biases operate, the meaning of micro-aggressions, and how to recognize your own biases and how to learn and grown from them. 

Here are some “aha” moments from training attendees: 

“Micro-aggressions can be hard for people to call out. So if someone does the best thing to do is be still, listen, and follow RE-AACT (Reflect, Acknowledge, Apologize, Commit to Change, and Thank the Person)” 

“I found the results from the Harvard Implicit Associations test interesting, because I had no idea what to expect”

The training was very well received the Creighton School District is proud to partner with Phoenix Union High School District as we embark on this important work.