Employee recruitment and selection


Implicit Bias Workshop for Search Committees

Biases, commonly known as intentional or unintentional prejudices and preferences, create unfair advantages or disadvantages and may result in discrimination against another individual or group. This 2-hour workshop is designed to increase awareness of various forms of individual, group and institutional implicit or unconscious biases that are barriers to diversity, equity and inclusivity in hiring decisions and outcomes. Participants or members of search committees will receive information and engage in exercises and discussion focused on different forms of implicit bias and best practice strategies to mitigate bias in employee search and selection process.

The Bias-Free Hiring Quick Reference Guide is a supplemental resource for search committee members who have participated in the 2-hour Implicit Bias Workshop for Search Committees or an executive level search committee training session. The guide is not a replacement for participation in the workshop. TURNER CONSULTING GROUP INC. has granted our organization permission to share this information in support of our educational and professional development efforts for search committee members.

Bias Free Hiring Guide

Fall 2018 semester workshop dates, times and locations;

  • September 21, Friday 1 p.m.—1220 Schneider
  • October 9, Tuesday 9 a.m.—105-107 Bernhard Student Center
  • October 22, Monday 10 a.m.—105-107 Bernhard Student Center
  • November 12, Monday 2 p.m.—105-107 Bernhard Student Center

Spring 2019 semester workshop dates, times and locations;

  • January 17, Thursday 2:30 p.m.—105-107 Bernhard Student Center
  • February 15, Friday 9 a.m.—1220 Schneider
  • March 15, Friday 1 p.m.—105-107 Bernhard Student Center
  • April 9, Tuesday 8:30 a.m.—105-107 Bernhard Student Center

Office of faculty development to register

If you do not have a Bronco Net ID or password, or need additional information, please call Institutional Equity at (269) 387-6316 or email,


Faculty and Staff responsible employee training


How to Respond to a Disclosure of Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment or Violence

You have undoubtedly heard about cases of sexual harassment and assault on college campuses across the nation. How are these issues being addressed at WMU? How do you support a student or colleague who reaches out to you for help? What about privacy and confidentiality concerns? This program answers these questions and covers steps faculty, staff and graduate assistants can take to improve safety at all WMU locations. Though open to all WMU employees, anyone designated as a Responsible Employee or Campus Security Authority is strongly encouraged to attend (see Responsible Employee List).

Training dates for the 2018/2019 academic year;
  • Monday, September 17—10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 16—8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 7—8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, December 7—10 a.m.
  • Monday, January 14—Noon
  • Friday, February 22—1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 20—1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12—1:30 p.m.

All sessions are currently scheduled to be held in 1910 Sangren.

Registration for the How to Respond to a Disclosure program is available online through the Faculty Development Workshop website.

Office of Faculty Development to Register