We all have unconscious biases hidden deep within our brains. They collect over time built from our experiences growing up, the cultures in which we live and the information we intake from a range of other sources. These biases create frames of reference, through which we view the world, that can unintentionally offer incomplete or inaccurate interpretations.

Neuroscience allows us to understand why biases exists and how they help our brains manage the estimated 11 million bits of information encountered every second. If we were required to handle all those bits of information consciously, we would cease to function at all.

When we bring these natural frames of reference into the workplace, it can have negative impacts. Unconscious bias and hidden perspectives may cause decisions to be made with insufficient or incorrect assumptions. And unconscious stereotyping can lead to missed opportunities to identify talent or to build relationships.

When left unaddressed, unconscious biases lead to lower employee engagement and interferes with efforts to develop inclusive and productive teams. Unconscious biases can affect hiring, assignments, promotions, evaluations, dismissals, customer service, sales, revenue profits and in healthcare – patient care and safety. Unconscious Bias: Hidden Perspectives helps participants understand the science and impact of bias. Individuals gain awareness by exploring and understanding their own biases and learning strategies to mitigate their negative impacts.

Discover Your Teams Hidden Perspectives

Participants will:

  • Learn the part neuroscience plays in how and why biases exist.
  • Deepen their understanding of how combating the negative impacts of biases supports inclusion.
  • Explore potential biases and their sources.
  • Practice using Conscious Disruption to shape and redirect auto-responses initiated by frames of reference or biases.
  • Plan for job relevant application to reduce negative impacts on individuals, teams and the organization.

This is a highly interactive, facilitator-led learning experience. Facilitators create a safe, respectful and open learning environment where participants are encouraged to engage with one another and to share their insights and experiences.

This program opens your eyes to scenarios where we are exhibiting bias unconsciously in our everyday life. You may think you understand the biases we have, but there are many you may not be aware of. Awareness is key to disrupting these biases so we can be more inclusive, and, in turn, build more effective teams and businesses.

Jen, Director, Talent Management

This informative class encourages participation and critical thinking skills that are not normally brought up in day-to-day work. This helps folks understand that not everyone has the same background and because their ideas are different, does not mean they are worse. Sometimes those ideas can help the org as a whole in a bigger way due to the diversity.

Hayley, Infrastructure Enterprise Engineer

I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A lot of change is possible by just acknowledging unconscious bias–that exhaustively documented but unpleasant reality many would rather ignore–and listening with less bias and acting on what we then learn.

Tara Moss

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