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. The workshops are 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 participate in one of the Implicit Bias Workshops 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 2019 semester workshop dates, times and locations;
  • Friday, October 4; 9 - 11 am - Multicultural Center Lounge, Trimpe Building
  • Wednesday, October 30; 8 am - Noon - Bernhard 105-107*
  • Tuesday, November 12; 8 am - Noon - Bernhard 105-107*
  • Friday, November 22; 9 - 11 am - Multicultural Center Lounge, Trimpe Building

*These are expanded workshops.

Registration for each workshop is available online through the Faculty Development Workshop website. The workshops are listed as; AA/IE - Implicit Bias Workshop for Search Committees.

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 2019/2020 academic year;
  • Tuesday, September 24; 9 - 10 am
  • Wednesday, October 23; 1 - 2 pm
  • Thursday, November 14; 9 - 10 am
  • Thursday, December 5; 1 - 2 pm
  • Tuesday, January 28; 1 - 2 pm
  • Wednesday, February 26; 1 - 2 pm
  • Tuesday, March 24; 9 - 10 am
  • Thursday, April 30; 9 - 10 am

All sessions are scheduled to be held in 1231 Trimpe.

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