The University of Kansas Medical Center seeks to build and support a diverse, inclusive and interprofessional environment that optimizes its ability to meet its missions. These missions are to educate the next generation of health care providers and leaders, conduct research that improves health and health care delivery, and provide high-quality, patient-centered health care to the citizens of Kansas and the region.
KU Medical Center now offers Unconscious Bias (UB) training as one strategy to advance our goals of building a diverse and inclusive institution. UB is the phenomenon of hidden bias that emerges from individual lived experiences, particularly in the moment of decision-making. UB plays can impact the workplace, educational institutions and the healthcare setting through organizational culture, individual decision-making and policies such as admissions decisions, performance management, and quality care.
Learnign about UB and how to mitigate bias can help us make more purposeful decisions for the university.
Unconscious Bias Training at KUMC
There are several offerings throughout the year. Click on the Diversity and Inclusion Event Calendar for information and to sign up. Training dates for 2018-19 are:
August 9, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
September 27, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
November 1, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
January 3, 2019, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
February 28, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
April 4, 2019, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Training for your department or team also is available by request by filling out the myKUMC request form.