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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

Interrupting Unconscious Bias at Work

About This Course

The existence of bias in the workplace serves to place marginalized employees at a distinct disadvantage.  This is more difficult to address when the biases they face are not obvious and direct, but rather operating at an unconscious level.

In this interactive course, we start by exploring the ways in which unconscious biases form in our minds.  We move from there to learning about the different types of bias and how they present at various points in the employment relationship.  Finally, we work on developing strategies for overcoming unconscious bias at work, with a hope of reducing systemic and other forms of discrimination. Through group and other exercises, participants leave with a fuller understanding of how to recognize their own biases and strategies for addressing them.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding how unconscious bias works
  • Becoming familiar with different types of bias
  • Developing strategies for overcoming unconscious bias

Course Topics Include

  • Understanding how unconscious bias works
  • Implicit vs. explicit bias
  • The Implicit Association Test (“IAT”)
  • Types of unconscious bias
  • Impact of bias on the organization
  • The “Ladder of Inference”
  • Strategies for interrupting unconscious bias


LSO Accredited EDI This program contains
1 EDI Professionalism Hour.

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This is a 60-minute module that can be used as an add-on to our Respect at Work course or can be taken on its own. Please visit our Respectful Workplace Training page in order to contact us for more information on how to customize this module to fit the needs of your organization.

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