Understanding Unconscious Bias


Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 9:30am to 12:00pm

Repeats every month on the 14 of September until Tue Sep 14 2021 Also includes Tue Sep 28 2021, Tue Oct 05 2021, Wed Oct 13 2021, Tue Nov 09 2021, Thu Jan 27 2022, Wed Mar 16 2022, Thu Apr 28 2022, Wed Jun 15 2022



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.

Please email trainingportalhelp@harvard.edu with all technical questions or issues and direct class content and logistics questions to training@harvard.edu.

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