Unconscious Bias Workshop

Online / In-Person

Unconscious bias can occur when our brain makes incredibly quick judgments and assessments of people or situations without us realizing. These split-second decisions and judgments (e.g., Are we safe? Do we connect? Will we get along?) become a problem when they create a disadvantage for some or an advantage for others. Our biases are influenced by our background, cultural environment, and personal experiences. We may not be aware of these views and opinions or be aware of their full impact and implications – but if left unchecked, these biases risk clouding our judgement and impacting everyday decisions we make.

In this program, we focus on the implicit attitudes or stereotypes that shape how we engage others and make decisions in the workplace. Participants will learn and practice identifying different types of unconscious bias, a framework to have conversations about bias in a safe way, and actions that can be taken to be intentional and inclusive in communication to foster an inclusive workplace.

This program is designed to teach participants how to:

  • Understand their responsibility for ensuring decision making is aligned with their organization’s vision of Diversity and Inclusion and the importance of self-checking inherent beliefs that create systemic barriers for some employees in the workforce
  • Recognize changes in their worldview and how that will support a bias free workforce and fairness in all decision making.
  • Create awareness for all employees of how biases affect decision making
  • Promote diversity of thought within the organization
  • Ensure that decision-making is aligned with the values of diversity and inclusion

Module 1) Understanding Bias and Stereotyping

Module 2) Managing Different Types of Biases

Module 3) The Power of Feedback & Dealing with Unconscious Bias

Module 4) Conversations to Confront Bias

Half-Day / 1-Day

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