Confronting Bias in Collaborative Teams

From a keynote session at the H&V Leadership Conference in 2017.

Collaboration among providers is a crucial component of a child’s success, especially as an increasing number of families are participating in services from multiple programs. However, our individual bias can interfere with our ability to effectively participate in such teams. This presentation will explore othering and group attribution bias. Participants will examine the unique and powerful way these kinds of bias create and maintain unnecessary divisions among professionals, particularly those from different programs or philosophies. Participants will explore why these types of bias are harmful and what individuals can do to confront bias and reduce its impact on professional relationships.

Trainer: Louise Rollins (Maryland/DC Hands & Voices)