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Unconscious Bias and the Workplace – Live, Interactive Webinar

August 27

Zoom Platform
Pacific Standard Time (PST) Webinar
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Unconscious Bias and the Workplace - August 27, 2020
Price Includes: Instructor Led, Live Interactive Webinar, Participant Guide, Reinforcement Card, and Certificate of Completion
$ 225.00

Course Length: 2-hour interactive live webinar


This introductory course explores the Neuroscience behind bias and how unconscious bias in decision-making can negatively influence the workplace environment. Participation in online discussions and breakout sessions plus use of video clips serves to produce this highly interactive and thought-provoking webinar.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what Unconscious Bias is
  2. Identify the causes of Unconscious Bias
  3. List the business impacts that result from Unconscious Biases
  4. Identify strategies to build awareness and minimize negative impacts while driving inclusive work environments

Key Topics

  • The Brain and Unconscious Bias
    • Understand the basics of our “new” conscious and “old” unconscious brain
    • Distinguish the distinct functions and processing speeds
    • Understand why both parts of our brain are needed, but how the basic functions can derail and misdirect our beliefs and behaviors
  • Types of Unconscious Bias
    1. Affinity Bias
    2. Age Bias
    3. Attractiveness/Beauty Bias
    4. Confirmation Bias
    5. Conformity Bias
    6. Contrast Bias
    7. Gender Bias
    8. Halo Effect Bias
    9. Horn Effect Bias
  • Review How Unconscious Bias Impacts Decisions and Negative Business Outcomes
    • Review the impact that the unconscious brain activity has on decision making in the workplace.
    • Identify potential business outcomes that may be hindered by unconscious bias
    • Identify where unconscious bias may be impeding business success among teams and organizations
  • Review Strategies and Practices to Minimize and Mitigate Unconscious Bias
    • Brainstorm strategies and tactics that help you, your teams, and your organization make decisions more consciously.