Regional Conference Theme

This year, NaBITA aims to enhance the quality of assessment and intervention within education and law enforcement by exploring unconscious biases at our 2020 Regional Conference. This theme calls for those concerned with behavioral intervention and sustainable safety to examine not only the implications of these thoughts, but develop strategies to combat this thinking within BITs and the larger community.

What’s Unconscious Bias? 

Unconscious bias is defined as prejudices or unsupported judgments for or against others. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Unconscious bias stereotypes are shaped by experience and based on learned associations. They do not necessarily align with our declared beliefs.

NaBITA is committed to raising awareness of the impacts of unconscious biases and uncovering ways in which our community can break barriers to create opportunities. This year’s Regional Conference speakers will give participants unique perspectives around identifying and combating unconscious biases along with advancing their BITs to be more impactful and influential in their communities.