Unconscious Bias

Formats: 4-hour virtual course  |  1-day instructor-led onsite

Unconscious biases are social stereotypes that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups. This course teaches students how to recognize biases and reduce their negative effects in the workplace.

Learning Objectives »

  • Understand how bias affects the workplace
  • Pinpoint the impact of bias on others
  • Recognize bias in yourself and others
  • Identify the various types of unconscious bias
  • Understand Systems Thinking
  • Learn how to avoid and overcome biases
  • Apply evidence-based decision-making

Course Agenda »

Understanding Unconscious Bias

  1. How Bias Influences the Workplace
  2. Conscious vs. Unconscious Bias
  3. Stereotypes
  4. Types of Unconscious Bias
  5. The Winning Balance

Preventive Measures

  1. Perception Check
  2. System 1 and System 2 Thinking
  3. Unconscious Bias Triggers
  4. Avoiding Bias
  5. Methods of Overcoming Unconscious Bias
  6. Focusing on Positive Behavior
  7. Holding Yourself Accountable
  8. Evidence-Based Decisions