Unconscious or implicit biases are part of human nature. They are assumptions, attitudes, stereotypes, and beliefs that help our brains categorize huge amounts of information and influence our decision-making, both favorably and unfavorably. However, unlike explicitly biased or discriminatory behaviors, implicit or unconscious biases are more difficult to recognize and can negatively impact our ability to make thoughtful decisions in the workplace.
This interactive program will explore the topic of unconscious bias, including what it is, types of biases, and how unconscious bias manifests in our everyday lives and in the workplace. You will engage in discussion and activities to develop a greater understanding of how biases may be guiding your behavior. You will also learn interruption and mitigation strategies for adjusting automatic patterns of thinking, lessening the negative effects of unconscious bias, and creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace.
Who Should Attend
HR Professionals, managers, team leads and individual contributors who are committed to developing and maintaining inclusive and equitable workplaces
- Learn the meaning of unconscious bias, how it differs from explicit bias, and how it impacts our decision-making
- Explore the different types of biases and learn how unconscious biases manifest through our behavior, language, and microaggressions
- Engage in activities to explore your own biases; Learn strategies to “interrupt” automatic patterns of thinking and lessen the negative effects of unconscious bias in the workplace