Dismantling Implicit Bias Through Reflective Practices and Reflexivity

Location: ONLINE - Self-Paced

COURSE: $40.00

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Dismantling Implicit Bias through Reflective Practices and Reflexivity invites participants to engage in a personal exploration of implicit bias. The asynchronous online training analyzes implicit bias in a five-segment series that defines explicit and implicit bias. The training examines how implicit bias affects social development and human interactions through an analysis of the systemic and ideological mechanisms, including health care systems, that perpetuate bias. The training concludes with practices and strategies that seek to dismantle the effects of implicit bias through recognition, reflection, and reflexivity.

Training Format

The training will be delivered in an online, self-paced format delivered in three parts:

  1. Part I introduces the social-psychological effects of implicit bias and invites participants to engage with a growth mindset focused on racial developmental processes.
  2. Part II teaches implicit bias's origins and socio-behavioral mechanisms.
  3. Part III participants will learn to develop strategies to dismantle implicit bias.


  1. Understand origins of systemic oppression.
  2. Analyze mechanisms that construct and perpetuate ideological habits of implicit bias.
  3. Evaluate and apply strategies to dismantle implicit bias and systems of oppression.
  4. Understand the importance of continual self-reflection to maintain a growth mindset.

**Learners are most successful when using a computer when completing this course. The course software does not work as intended on a phone or tablet.

**This course meets the Michigan LARA Licensure requirement for Implicit Bias, and counts for 4.0 Social Work Continuing Education Credits, 4.0 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs for Educators), and/or 4.0 CEUs. Once you have viewed all of the course content, you must pass a post-test with a score of 80% or higher to receive a continuing education certificate. Upon successful completion of the course and post-test, your continuing education certificate will be made available to download/print within Blackboard (our online course system).

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 616-331-7180 or email learn@gvsu.edu


Please note that you will receive access to the course about 2 hours after completing your registration. Your login instructions and credentials will be emailed to you shortly after registering for the course. This is done manually by one of our team members, but if you need quicker access, please visit: www.gvsu.edu/learn/login

Upon registering for the course, the learner has 365 days to complete all course materials and access their certificate. If the course is incomplete after 365 days, the learner’s access to the course will be removed. Our courses provide current material, and we strive to update our course offerings regularly. Due to this, the learner is encouraged to complete their course within one calendar year.


  • Participants may cancel their registration at any time by calling our office at 616-331-7180 or emailing learn@gvsu.edu. Participants seeking a refund must cancel their registration within 30 days of purchase and must not have already accessed the course content. You may either receive a full refund back on your card, or we can place a credit on your account for a future program.
Fee: $40.00

Fee Breakdown

FeeCOURSE$ 40.00
Fee-AlternateGVSU Field Education Supervisor$ 30.00
Fee-AlternateGVSU Faculty/Staff$ 15.00

ONLINE - Self-Paced

Program content is online, not-live and is self-paced

Marlise Gilliam

Marlise Gilliam is from the metro Detroit area, born and raised in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She recently graduated from Michigan State University, earning her Bachelor's degree in Special Education with a concentration in Language Arts for Elementary Education. At MSU, she was involved with the Urban Education Cohort Program, which prepares future educators with the resources and skills to work in urban communities. Ms. Gilliam’s passion for social justice and equity work earned her a role as an intercultural aide and peer educator in the residence hall. After she graduated from MSU, she started working as a paraprofessional at Red Cedar Elementary for East Lansing Public Schools. During her time at Red Cedar, she had the opportunity to build meaningful relationships along with providing academic and emotional support for students with learning disabilities. In her free time, she loves to spend time outside, reading, crafting, and exploring hidden gems around the city such as coffee shops and local restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Terry Stockton

Terry J. Stockton is an award winning instructor and educational scholar whose work focuses on anti-bias program development. He has spent the last 30 years building more inclusive environments within classrooms, communities, non-profit organizations, and business. His work aims to reduce opportunity gaps by teaching culturally responsive and sustaining practices helping groups engage in growth mindsets and racial identity development to dismantle the mechanisms that perpetuate implicit bias and discrimination.

A teacher, public speaker/lecturer, published scholar, panel discussion expert, professional development advisor and diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for conferences, professional environments, classrooms, and communities. His Ph.D. is in Educational Studies with an emphasis in Urban Education. Terry lives in Grand Rapids with his wife, Rebecca. They have three children, Anthony, Gavin and Greyson.