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Unconscious bias (or implicit bias) is often defined as "prejudice or unsupported judgments in favor of (or against) one thing, person, or group as compared to another, in a way that is usually considered unfair.” We have all experienced the concept of unconscious bias in the workplace at some point in our career whether we recognized it at the time or not. Many researchers believe unconscious bias will occur as an automatic response of the brain when quick judgments are required. Many unconscious biases in today’s world tend to be exhibited toward minority groups based on factors such as: nationality, class, gender, age, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and disability.

Leaders may rely on their past experiences as background for discerning on future judgments. When unconscious biases occur in an organization, some people benefit while other people are penalized.

Organization’s must be able to recognize the concepts of unconscious bias and pro-actively develop practices that help the organization move beyond those practices. This will ultimately assist in supporting your DEI program.

Topics Covered

  • The realities of unconscious bias
  • Recognizing your own unconscious bias
  • Combatting unconscious bias

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

5 CoursesDiversity, Equity and Inclusion Series

  1. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Understanding the Requirements
  2. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Building a Strong Culture
  3. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Unconscious Bias
  4. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Leadership Skills
  5. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Building Confidence and Trust

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize unconscious biases.
  • Identify strategies to combat unconscious bias.
  • Discover and describe emotional intelligence and how it can assist in moving beyond unconscious bias.
  • Recognize the concepts of how to listen to and understand the need for employee psychological safety.
  • Recognize how to develop the proper organizational training concepts that can assist in developing the structural dynamics to combat unconscious bias and support a strong DEI program.
Last updated/reviewed: July 06, 2022

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In today's world this is such an important subject! The examples were excellent

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Who Should Attend
Chief Executive Officers, Senior Executive Management, Board Members, Compliance Professionals, Legal Professionals, and Audit professionals.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  9:07Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Unconscious Bias
  21:46Types of Unconscious Bias
  18:34Strategies to Combat Unconscious Bias
  10:37Listening and Employee Psychological Safety
  20:28Organizational Training
  9:24Training Examples
  2:56Summary
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:32:52Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Unconscious Bias
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Unconscious Bias
  PDFDiversity, Equity and Inclusion - Unconscious Bias Glossary/Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM