See Something, Say Something: Building Your Capacity to Respond to Bias



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Be part of the solution when you hear students, colleagues, or supervisors make inappropriate or biased remarks.

Witnessing inappropriate and/or biased behavior can be uncomfortable—but the discomfort is likely tenfold for the person actually experiencing itWe all have an active role to play in creating more inclusive and equitable environments on campus, however, responding appropriately can be daunting at first and it takes practice.  

Join us for this training to raise your own self-awareness and build confidence so that you can intervene appropriately during challenging situations whether they be with students, colleagues, or leadership. 

Who Should Attend

Any faculty or staff member interested in building their capacity to respond to inappropriate or biased behaviors will benefit from this session. 


During this training you will: 

  • Learn what constitutes inappropriate and biased behavior in the academic environment 
  • Understand the importance of direct intervention 
  • Practice responding to incidents of inappropriate behavior 
  • Understand how to report incidents of bias and follow up after inappropriate behavior 


Portrait of Deirdre G. Pitts

Deirdre G. Pitts, Ph.D., SCP-IPMA

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 

Deirdre has over 30 years of experience in Human Resource administration in the areas of retail management, health administration, municipal government, and higher education. 

In her current role, Deirdre is responsible for the coordination of programs that assist faculty in the advancement of their career paths, including the successful achievement of promotion and tenure. Her role also involves oversight of faculty and staff professional development programs and the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.  

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