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Get Out of Your Own Head: Understanding and Unraveling Stereotype Threat

Course Description 
Do you ever find yourself distracted at work by the thought that other people don’t think you belong in your role or at your company? Does that distraction make it harder to finish your work on time? Has it ever even taken your attention away to the point that you’ve made an error in your work? If this sounds familiar to you, you might be experiencing what’s known as stereotype threat. Join this webinar to learn more about what stereotype threat is, who it affects, and strategies for overcoming it. 

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Define what stereotype threat is and the multiple populations it affects.
  • Identify personal and professional situations when stereotype threats may be present.
  • Recognize strategies for reducing stereotype threat to imagined future interactions.
Duration: 65 minutes
Closed Caption: English

Madeleine Redlick is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin. There, she has a joint appointment with the Moody College of Communication and The Cockrell School of Engineering. Her work with these two schools is united by her teaching on the subjects of personal and professional identity. Dr. Redlick teaches about developing a reputation as a competent, credible, and trustworthy colleague, while addressing how issues related to stereotype threat, imposter syndrome, underrepresentation, and bias can stand in the way of these goals. Dr. Redlick works with academic and industry partners across all career levels and sectors, including biopharmaceutical companies, software engineering firms, and non-profit organizations.

This course offers 0.10 CEUs / 1.0 PDH. To receive CEU/PDH, the course must be viewed in its entirety in addition to completing the knowledge check with an 80%.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, the SWE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, SWE is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard.