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File #: 21-0148    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/21/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Supervisor Novasel and Supervisor Turnboo recommending the Board implement a requirement that Board appointed members to all Committees/Commissions/Boards participate in an Implicit Bias training. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 2-8-2021

Title

Supervisor Novasel and Supervisor Turnboo recommending the Board implement a requirement that Board appointed members to all Committees/Commissions/Boards participate in an Implicit Bias training.

 

FUNDING:  N/A

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

Implicit bias is the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. Implicit biases can be positive or negative. Implicit bias matters because everyone possesses these unconscious associations and implicit bias affects our decisions, behaviors and interactions with others. Implicit bias training can lead to better outcomes around diversity and inclusion. 

 

ALTERNATIVES

The Board could decide not to make this a requirement for being appointed to a Committee/Commission/Board.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

Human Resources would provide the Implicit bias training.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

N/A

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

N/A

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Good Governance

 

CONTACT

Kim Dawson x5393

Marcie MacFarland x6577

Mark Treat/Todd White x5651