Beyond Bias - Online Certificate Course

Beyond Bias

Beyond Bias is a new 6-week certificate offered at Claremont Lincoln University. If you want to build strong, inclusive relationships, then addressing bias is an essential ingredient.

  • Start Date: September 3, 2019
  • Format: Online
  • Length: 6 Weeks
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About this Course

Beyond Bias is a new 6-week certificate offered at Claremont Lincoln University. If you want to build strong, inclusive relationships, then addressing bias is an essential ingredient.

Why Bias Matters Implicit biases are automatic patterns of thinking, which can lead to discriminatory behaviors. These biases are rooted in our history and culture. They play out in classrooms, courtrooms, housing policies, police practices and personal relationships. They are as present as the air we breathe! While we all participate in implicit bias, we are capable of identifying and transforming biases to build more inclusive communities and organizations.

We are the solution!

Moving beyond bias requires making connections to people and ideas in order to transform our learned stereotypes and assumptions. CLU has designed a certificate to introduce you to the issue of implicit bias, how to identify when and to whom it is happening, and learn strategies to intervene or transform bias. Each week, you will learn about implicit bias through engaging videos, informative articles, discussion forums, and essay writing. At the conclusion of the course you will have the tools and knowledge to be an advocate for transforming bias in your life and community!

Beyond Bias is a new 6-week certificate offered at Claremont Lincoln University. If you want to build strong, inclusive relationships, then addressing bias is an essential ingredient.

Why Bias Matters Implicit biases are automatic patterns of thinking, which can lead to discriminatory behaviors. These biases are rooted in our history and culture. They play out in classrooms, courtrooms, housing policies, police practices and personal relationships. They are as present as the air we breathe! While we all participate in implicit bias, we are capable of identifying and transforming biases to build more inclusive communities and organizations.

Moving beyond bias requires making connections to people and ideas in order to transform our learned stereotypes and assumptions. CLU has designed a certificate to introduce you to the issue of implicit bias, how to identify when and to whom it is happening, and learn strategies to intervene or transform bias. Each week, you will learn about implicit bias through engaging videos, informative articles, discussion forums, and essay writing. At the conclusion of the course you will have the tools and knowledge to be an advocate for transforming bias in your life and community!
Claremont Lincoln University courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of professional adult learners. Our courses are 100% online which allow you flexibility in completing the weekly material on your own time. The courses are taught by subject matter experts who have long standing success in their respective fields. These factors combine to offer you a certificate which will help meet your professional goals and increase your awareness of unconscious bias.
  • Stand out from the crowd: having a certificate in something specialized like unconscious bias not only enhances your education, but it allows you to stand out more from the competition and make you more appealing to employers.
  • Continue to learn: continuing education demonstrates that you have a growth mindset—a willingness to improve, a readiness to learn something new, and a desire to seek knowledge.
  • New career? New ideas: our certificate programs may introduce you to new career fields and new ideas to explore your career interests.
  • Busy but productive: certificates are a great option for the “learner on the go.” With a few steps and a short about of time, certificates allows you to balance work, family obligations, and gain a desired skillset without taking on a full degree program.
Whether you’re a leader working on diversity and inclusion issues at your company, or just curious about inequities in the workplace and our society at large, the Beyond Bias certificate was designed for individuals truly wanting an inclusive workplace and society. This certificate is the first step in making a dent in the problem and raising awareness about unconscious bias.
Dialogue Skills: You will participate in and learn to utilize dialogue practices designed to engage difficult, often divisive issues related to bias and prejudice.

Democratic Thinking: You will develop an understanding of how bias limits the American promise of equality of opportunity and imperils democratic life.

Decision Making: You will develop ethical and practical frameworks for addressing bias in yourself and your community.

  • What is implicit bias?
  • How does implicit bias occur?
  • Where does implicit bias come from?
  • What can be done to transform implicit bias?
  • How can I create change around implicit bias?

Audrey D. Jordan, Ph.D.

Audrey is currently an independent consultant with her own practice – ADJ Consulting and Coaching. Audrey’s consulting areas of expertise are in capacity building for resident-centered, place-based community change; cultivating community, organizational and collaborative partnership capacities for results accountability; and teaching about and facilitating conversations to promote racial equity and social justice. Audrey is also a certified executive life coach, focused on “accompanying social justice leaders and teams to unchain power for transformation.”

Before moving to California five years ago, Audrey served in various staff roles in philanthropy, most recently in Boston, Massachusetts (2010-2012), and before that for twelve years at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, MD. Before her stint in philanthropy, Audrey accumulated more than fifteen years of work experience in participatory evaluation research in public agencies, non-profits and in academia in Virginia. She was director of Community Evaluation at the Center for Public Policy’s Survey and Evaluation Research Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has an M.A. in Social Psychology from The University of Virginia’s Social Psychology program, is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Master of Social Work program, and a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University doctoral program in Social Work and Social Policy. Audrey currently lives in Fontana, CA, joyfully reunited with her family of origin.

Khuram Hussain, Ph.D.

Khuram Hussain completed his PhD in the Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University and currently serves as Associate Professor and Graduate Director of Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

He is co-founder and Board Chair of Tools for Social Change – which prepares communities to use dialogue to build bridges and advance social justice. He has conducted hundreds of workshops with schoolteachers, university employees, college and high school students, non-profit organizations, law enforcement, community organizers, and military personnel, to address diversity and inclusion. This work has received recognition by the NAACP, the U.S. Army Reserve, along with multiple universities, school districts and municipalities.

His scholarship explores culturally responsive, community-oriented, democratic education. He has given over two dozen peer-reviewed lectures and keynotes and is published in eleven peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Moral Education and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Education. His book, Weapons for Minds is under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press.