GOLI Online Course: Unconscious Bias: Perspectives from the Private Sector

From: “AGI Workforce Program” <workforce@agiweb.org>
Subject: GOLI Online Course: Unconscious Bias: Perspectives from the Private Sector
Date: October 25, 2021 at 8:24:33 AM PDT

Dear Colleague,

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG), and American Geosciences Institute (AGI) are pleased to announce our newest course as part of the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI). Unconscious Bias: Perspectives from the Private Sector is an on-demand course in which learners can register and access all content, materials, and assessments free of charge. The instructor for this course is Kelly Greaser, Ph.D., P.G.

As with all GOLI online courses, this course is free to take. For those who would like to earn CEUs upon the successful completion of this course can earn 0.1 CEUs. Please note that there is an administrative fee for the issuance of CEUs.

For more information about this course, please visit: https://goli.americangeosciences.org/courses/course-v1:AIPG+AIPG015+2021/about.

Explore our full course offerings at https://goli.americangeosciences.org.

About the Course

As humans, we’re all biased. The question is not ‘are we biased’, the question is ‘what are our biases’. We unconsciously infer things about people all the time. We do it at work on a daily basis. The challenge is that our biases are rarely blatant. Our biases may surface as subtle micro-behaviors that we often don’t notice. In this course, we’ll learn more about bias and what we can do to control and counteract our biases. This course will cover some of the ways our brains demonstrate these biases so we can better understand and recognize them, and discusses ways to overcome situations where we observe or feel bias.

Dr. Kelly Greaser is a Senior Associate Hydrogeologist with more than 20 years of experience in hydrogeology, geochemistry, and geology in the mining industry and industrial contamination sites. Her experience includes work in hydrogeologic and geochemical characterizations, water resources, mine dewatering, reclamation, and closure. Kelly is also an advocate for women in the industry and is excited to share her observations on the work of Howard Ross.