Understanding Unconscious Bias


Monday, July 19, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:00pm


We all have unconscious biases, which doesn’t make us moral or corrupt; it makes us human. In this 2-hour virtual workshop, you will learn how the brain is naturally inclined to make generalizations (some true, some false, some good, some bad) and why. When these generalizations result in stereotypes and biases, there is a danger that marginalized employees will suffer unfair treatment and judgment through no fault of their own. While we cannot completely rid ourselves of unconscious bias, we can learn what to do when the bias is our own or when we are the target of someone else’s unconscious bias.
In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to increase your level of confidence in:
  • What bias is and how it influences the ways we interact with others
  • The negative effects of bias in the workplace
  • Key strategies to manage bias and make more informed decisions
Audience: Benefits Eligible Employees 
Pre-Requisite: None
Cost: None
Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None
Pre-Work: participants are expected to watch a video on Unconscious Bias. Pre-work is available immediately after enrollment and included in your confirmation emails.

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Click here to register.