CERF 2021 Workshop

Addressing Implicit Bias to Promote Equity in CERF Science Disciplines

Monday, 9 November 2021*

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM  ET
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM PT  


4:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PT

This workshop is being offered at no additional cost.
*To maximize, attendance, we are now offering this workshop at two separate times. Please register for one of the available times. 

About This Workshop

Implicit, or unconscious, biases can lead to unfair prejudices against or favor for individuals or groups, setting up constructs of exclusion rather than inclusion. Understanding underlying biases and challenging them is a critical step in moving beyond the barriers to diversity and inclusion in CERF and the coastal and marine science disciplines. This workshop will continue to deepen conversations throughout CERF on diversity issues, by providing tools and strategies to assess, address, and overcome implicit bias. The workshop goal is to empower individuals to build a culture and climate of inclusion at their home institution or other professional settings.

 About the Presenters

Charm Bullard
Charm Bullard Photo

Charm Bullard is Director of Programs at the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), an organization that works with schools, businesses, and communities to achieve success through inclusion. In her role, she designs and facilitates educational programs on diversity and inclusion for middle schools, high schools, colleges, workplaces, and community groups. Charm particularly specializes in VCIC’s higher education, workplace, and community programming.
Since joining the VCIC team in 2016, Charm has had the opportunity to conduct over 300 workshops across the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is particularly known for her warmth and humor as a facilitator. Prior to joining VCIC, Charm spent 11 years working in various student affairs roles on collegiate campuses throughout the Southeast. It was during that time that she found her passion for encouraging and supporting diversity and inclusion. One accomplishment she is particularly proud of is founding the Connecting Women of Color Conference at the University of Richmond, which was featured in Women in Higher Education and Essence magazines.
Charm received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Lander University and her Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia.