Trainings & Workshops

Below are a few samples of the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training approaches. We are able to adjust and create content specifically for your organizational needs.

Level 1: Introduction to the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT)

The initial training is an orientation to the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT). This training is primarily didactic/lecture/grand rounds style. Participants learn how bias, prejudice, and racism are socially transmitted diseases, often spreading unintentionally yet harmful. This training focuses on three core components, awareness, investigation, and bias reduction. The awareness component introduces a theory of bias, prejudice, and racism as a system to acquire and distribute human resources, which is maintained by fear and social norms. The investigation component examines how bias, prejudice, and racism manifest individually, interpersonally, and institutionally. Finally, the reduction component teaches specific anti-bias skills such as internal regulation, implementing a bias reduction plan, and engaging in strategic sustainable anti-bias work. The goal of this training is for participants to have more awareness of their biases and concrete skills to reduce the impact of their biases.

Timeframe: 45 minutes to 90 minutes

Level 2: Interactive Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT)

In this second foundational training, participants will interact with the concepts presented in the initial CBRT foundation presentation. More specifically, training invites participants to engage in individual reflection exercises and discuss their experiences with the exercises with other participants—additionally, LET-UP, a systematic approach to responding to bias, will be demonstrated.  LET-UP is an acronym for Listen, Empathize, Talk, Understand, and Plan. This interactive training helps participants move from being reactive to the manifestations of bias, prejudice, and racism to be mindful and strategic in responding.

Timeframe: 45 minutes to 90 minutes

Level 3: Experiential and interactive workshops

Participants in the CBRT experiential and interactive workshops are provided with the in vivo experiences necessary to reduce bias and increase intercultural competency. During each workshop, participants are provided with specific prompts which will challenge them to recognize the origins, triggers, and manifestations of specific types of bias, prejudice, and racism. Next, participants are challenged to develop their bias reduction plan for the specific bias trigger. Finally, participants learn how to set bias boundaries and tolerate the bias of others without it having a harmful impact individually, interpersonally, and institutionally. Participants will learn how to identify their own bias, prejudice, and racism, practice healing cultural ruptures, avoid colluding with bias, create inclusive spaces, engage in tender cultural conversations, and be more competent in managing bias and prejudice, and racism.

Timeframe: 45 minutes to 2 hours