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Resources from the Joint Board Session on Implicit Bias

Executive Board hosting series on racial equity

Members of all PSRC boards met together for a Joint Session on Implicit Bias on June 23.

The session was part of a series focused on racial equity and part of PSRC’s Regional Equity Strategy, building on the joint board workshop on racial equity held held in July 2021.

A recording of the session is available along with the presentation. Please feel free to share these resources.

Takeaways from the session included:

  • Understanding susceptibility to implicit bias, especially during moments of high ambiguity, subjectivity, or stress.
  • Tips to manage for implicit bias, including breaks, standardized policies and tools.
  • The use of data to identify trends.
  • Inclusion of people from different backgrounds in decision-making.
  • Creating a safe space to share insights.

All PSRC board members are encouraged to attend the future sessions. The next one is planned for this fall. Details coming soon.