Expanding Potential Workshop — 1/30/16 Published: October 14, 2015 By: Namrata Das Synberc is encouraging new programs that enact positive change for diversity in STEM; one such program is their second annual Expanding Potential Workshop, to help the community establish a porfolio of Expanding Potential Seed Projects. The overall goal of this 2-day workshop is to bring participants together with program creators to understand ways in which groups experience bias and programmatic solutions for combating them. Day 1: Recognizing the Issues The workshop will focus on the experience of participants, how different underrepresented groups experience bias in very different ways, and provide some practical and personal strategies for overcoming them. Day 2: Developing the Solutions The second day will focus on action-oriented programs to increase retention of underrepresented groups in STEM fields by cultivating a welcoming environment. We also share examples of how attendees themselves can adopt these programs at their local institutions, companies, or organizations to generate a more inclusive landscape. The audience also has time to share problems that they face with program developers, so that developers and seed program creators can respond to participants’ needs. Date: January 30-31, 2016 Location: Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley For more information on registration and hotel info, visit the Synberc website. If you have any additional questions, contact the workshop organizers, Shaila Kotadia at firstname.lastname@example.org and Kevin Costa at email@example.com.