"Controlling for Implicit Bias in Hiring and Managing Student Support Staff and Students"

August,1 2017 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST (webinar - 1 hour format)

Learn how implicit bias manifests in our daily work, and how to work with students and student support staff in an inclusive way that addresses potential bias.

1-Hour Webinar Format

Our 1 hour webinar format includes 45 minutes of content and 15 minutes of discussion and Q & A. This format is more affordable and just the right amount of learning time for busy professionals.

Who Should Attend?

This program is ideal for higher education professionals in the areas of student affairs and academic affairs, especially those who supervise students or staff.

Learning Outcome

Attendees will be able to identify implicit bias and create inclusive environments that address implicit bias.


We do not always recognize implicit bias and how it impacts our work on college campuses. Yet, implicit bias can spell disaster for students and staff if unchecked. In this webinar, attendees will dive into the mechanism of bias, why it exists, and ways to name and address implicit bias. Then the expert facilitator will review specific tools to help attendees challenge and check our own bias in such activities as recruiting and supervising staff and students. These tools will help you promote a more diverse and well-supported student development team.

In this interactive webinar, attendees will:

  • Explore the concept of bias
  • Conceptualize implicit bias as a survival mechanism
  • Identify ways in which implicit bias manifests on campuses
  • Consider how to create inclusive environments that take into account implicit bias
  • Share resources and tools to attempt to control for implicit bias in student support work


Racism on college campuses impacts minority students college experience and mental health according to a  recent study  of about 1500 undergraduates.

Racism on college campuses impacts minority students college experience and mental health according to a recent study of about 1500 undergraduates.

Pricing and Registration

Live Webinar Site Connection                         $249

  • Access to the live webcast: invite your whole team!

  • Electronic links to presentation materials and additional resources
  • Following the webcast: a link to download the recorded webcast
  • Only $25 for additional webinar connections for members of the same institution - great for students who want to join in on the learning from off campus locations!

On-Demand Download of Live Webinar           $249

  • An electronic link containing a recording of the live webinar (active for 15 days)
  • Access to electronic versions of presentation materials and additional resources
  • Links are delivered via email within 14 business days following the live webcast date


Lynda Duran, Assistant Director of Student Development,  University of Colorado Denver

In her current position, Lynda oversees staff and students in Student Advocacy and Leadership on her campus. She previously ran an academic support program with a staff of student peer advocates. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver and her B.A. in psychology from Colorado College. Her interests lie in student leadership development, co-curricular student learning, and exploring critical systemic factors that promote or hinder student success in higher education. Lynda has presented at ACPA on peer mentoring, student employment and Latina Women in Higher Education.