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F23-703 Implicit and Explicit Bias in the Workplace

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

Fall 2023 Implicit Bias Workshops
700 Professional Growth & Development |  800 Online
Courtney Jones Carney,PhD
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes

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This session will explore the ways that our implicit and explicit biases impact how we navigate and interact with the world. Additionally, we will discuss how our bias can positively and negatively impact our interactions with clients. Participants will be asked to access Project Implicit and complete the following implicit association tests (IAT) in order to actively participate in the session: (1) Race IAT, (2) Skin-tone IAT, (3) Sexuality IAT, (4) Weight IAT, and (5) Disability IAT.  

This course meets the requirements of HB 28: Public Health – Implicit Bias Training and the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities.   



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Dr. Courtney J. Jones Carney serves as the inaugural executive director of Intercultural Leadership and Engagement and director of the Intercultural Center (founded in 2020) in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In these roles, Courtney provides vision and implementation of comprehensive intercultural engagement and training to impact the development of cultural competencies and inform the professional practice of students, faculty, and staff. The Intercultural Leadership and Engagement unit was the 2021 recipient of the UMB Core Values award for Excellence. 

Courtney also serves as the Program Director and faculty for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Intercultural Leadership which she created and launched in 2019 and program director for the Master of Science in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership (MS-DEIL), launching on Fall 2022. Both programs challenge students to critically examine themselves, reframe the lens for understanding complex issues, while equipping graduates with the tools necessary to marshal organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Courtney is a proud alumna of Morgan State University and obtained a Doctor of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. Courtney’s research interests include impacts of microaggressions, climate for diversity, intercultural development, employee engagement, the role of diversity officers, and professionalizing DEI work. Her doctoral dissertation examined the relationship between exposure to racial and ethnic microaggressions and employee engagement.

Courtney is a 2022 recipient of the Baltimore Business Journal’s Leaders in Diversity Award and the 2023 recipient of the Inclusion, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice Award from the University System of Maryland's Council of University System Staff.

Agenda & Learning Objectives


 8:45 – 9:00 Registration/Log On   

9:00 – 10:30   

  • Introduction of foundation 

  • What the research tells us about bias 

  • Definitions and exploration of bias 

10:30 – 10:45 Break   

10:45 – 12:15   

  • Impacts on professional practice  

  • Types of bias 

  • Tips for combatting bias 

  • Ethics of story telling  

12:15 Questions & Adjournment   



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the basic principles of dialogue and facilitation. 

  • Gain an increased understanding of their identity development and the development of others. 

  • Practice applying facilitation skills. 

Bibliography & References


Blindspot by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji 

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See Think and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt 

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

We welcome anyone interested in the topic!


Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $70 and includes CE credit. Registering after 09/30/23 will incur an additional $20 late fee. Cancellations* must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the workshop to receive a refund or an account credit.


*ALL cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee.

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System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

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  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

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