A supportive, strong relationship with a mentor can have a huge impact on one’s professional development and success in a workplace. But subtle barriers to open communication and mutual engagement can halt that relationship from becoming truly productive. Such barriers can often be traced to mentors’ unconscious biases against those different from themselves.
In a recent professional development course run by the Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity (CHADD), keynote Robbin Champman, PhD, associate provost at Wellesley College, spoke to an audience of senior clinicians and clinical researchers about recognizing and correcting for unconscious biases that threaten what could otherwise be a fruitful mentoring experience. …Read More