Bias is something that we all have within us. Biases shape the way we relate to our friends, customers and people around us. Not being aware of our biases can be counterproductive and could create an unhealthy work environment. This course will help build a foundation to recognize and acknowledge individual biases and minimize their impact. We will explore the two most common types of bias and identify skills to address and overcome personal bias.
This Course Starts in:
All sessions are at the same time each week.
- September 28, 2023
- In this session, we will define bias and its impact within the organization and relationships. Participants will learn how to recognize their biases and identify different characteristics, situations and groups that are subject to biases.
Two Types of Bias
- October 5, 2023
- In this session, we will explore the difference between implicit (conscious) bias and explicit (unconscious) bias. We will learn how we use bias to classify people and situations by making several automatic associations. We will explore why some people or situations give you an uneasy feeling and you feel uncomfortable with them.
What You Do About Your Bias
- October 12, 2023
- In this session, we will identify the action steps associated with our biases. We will explore the elements needed to address personal bias including being self-aware, getting into a dialogue, and striving for inclusion.