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PowerPlay Bias Awareness and Intervention Lab

November 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


ADVANCE at WSU and The Carson College of Business Present:

PowerPlay Bias Awareness and Intervention Lab

Biases create obstacles toward a fair and equitable workplace.
PowerPlay can help build awareness of these biases. We’ll help you experiment with different intervention strategies in a risk-free, dynamic way.

 Session I: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Session II: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm

PowerPlay’s Bias Awareness and Intervention Training Lab is focused on creating a fair and equitable workplace through building awareness of the biases that create obstacles towards that goal. The facilitated, interactive workshop allows participants to identify incidents of bias and then build the ability to address those issues in a positive and constructive way. Interaction involves witnessing brief moments of bias and experimenting with different strategies from the perspective of the bystander by suggesting intervention tactics to actors who then replay the scene. Participants get to play Director and Experimenter from the comfort of their chair. The PowerPlay team can also take “requests” on the spot: our actor-improvisers can examine incidents that are suggested from the audience that may be unique to a participant’s experience in this institution’s climate and culture.

Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, a renowned leading expert on bias intervention and awareness training and best practices, will supplement the program with a presentation and facilitation. PowerPlay collaborated closely with Dr. Goodwin on the development of this Training Lab, which grew out of an NSF Conference presentation by Univ. of New Hampshire ADVANCE focused on utilizing interactive theatre to address bystander intervention. 

This event is only open to WSU faculty (at all campus sites). There will be an option for faculty participants to live stream into the presentation. When registering make sure to select the live streaming option if you cannot attend the presentation in person. 



November 5, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


The Carson College of Business


CUB Auditorium