Workshop for (new) professors and Heads of DepartmentModul 1: „Gender and diversity sensitive personnel selection procedures and team leadership“
23./24. Februar 2023
Campus Universität Bayreuth, Senatssaal (ZUV)
Dr. Lisa Horvath (www.drlisahorvath.at), Psychologist, Consultant, Coach und Trainer, former researcher at the TUM School of Management
Campus University of Bayreuth, Konferenzraum K 3, RW I
When leading teams or evaluating people in the university context like applicants, we face various challenges when taking tenets like excellence as well as diversity seriously and acting accordingly. The present workshop provides insights on research findings and best practice-examples on how to include knowledge of gender, diversity, and implicit biases in personnel selections and team leadership. Why is that important? In the process of evaluating individuals or decision making within groups, our brain tricks us with implicit biases or group effects alter decisions in an unfavorable way. For instance, the more similar people are like us, the better we evaluate or the likelier we hire them (similarity bias); this would result in homogeneous teams. However, heterogenous teams are more innovative, have a higher collective intelligence or produce scientific papers with more citations. In this workshop, not only various examples of implicit biases on the individual as on the group level are presented; also bias management strategies and measures on how to reduce such biases are offered and the application of them is discussed.
The workshop is free of charge. The costs are covered by the university governing board.