Unconscious Bias

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Everyone is susceptible to unconscious bias which can negatively impact decision making. Find ways to recognize and overcome them.


Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action

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Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action
A diverse and inclusive workforce is a business and human imperative. Regardless of your role or the size of your organization, everyone can play an active role in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Future business growth and success depend upon embracing inclusion and eliminating bias and discrimination in the workplace. However, for many organizations, building cultural and business practices that embrace workplace diversity can still feel elusive. Besides hiring diverse talent, what more can we do? This course is your guide to defining diversity, equity, and inclusion and advancing meaningful and impactful diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in your workplace. In this course, you'll learn to recognize key characteristics of DEI and practices for building and sustaining a healthy DEI culture. You'll also learn to identify behaviors that signal a breakdown in achieving an inclusive culture, key elements that enable diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to take root, and the steps for demonstrating agility and resilience in your DEI journey.
7 videos | 39m
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Moving from Bias to Inclusion in a DEI Journey
An increased focus on the importance of DEI in the workplace has shed light on the fact that everyone has bias. Though it's rooted in human nature, it's important to understand what implicit bias is in order to develop the thoughtful inclusion mindset. In this course, you'll learn about the different kinds of implicit bias and how to recognize them in action. You'll also learn about the importance of committing to thoughtful inclusion in the workplace.
7 videos | 41m
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Recognizing and Addressing Micro-behaviors in the Workplace
Micro-behaviors are a macro problem. Dr. Alvin Poussaint described the cumulative impact of micro-aggressions as “death by a thousand nicks.” Subtle acts of exclusion – often unconscious – left unchecked will take a toll on your employees. These subtle forms of bias and discrimination often leave people frustrated and lead to decreased productivity. In this course, you'll learn to recognize the characteristics of the different types of micro-behaviors and how to decode the messages they send. You'll also learn to identify when and how to take action to address micro-aggressions, and how to use micro-inclusions as an antidote to micro-aggressions.
6 videos | 32m
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Adopting an Inclusion Mindset at Work
It's not just individuals who face unconscious biases in the workplace; teams and organizations can also operate with shared institutionalized biases. Ensuring a diverse workplace requires actively participating in and advocating for DEI supports. In this course, you'll learn about the power of inclusion and how to support DEI at work. You’ll also learn the basics of inclusive recruitment and hiring, and what it looks like when a company supports inclusion from onboarding through to retirement.
6 videos | 30m
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Understanding Unconscious Bias
No matter who you are, you are prey to unconscious biases. To be part of a complex, diverse team you must take steps to overcome implicit and explicit biases and reject social stereotypes. Understanding you own bias, whether conscious or unconscious, is the key. In this course you'll learn about the characteristics of unconscious bias and the nature of buried prejudice. You'll discover how they can inadvertently affect your thinking and decision-making. And you'll learn about the positive things that can happen when you take an anti-biased approach to people and situations in the workplace.
6 videos | 24m
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Overcoming Your Own Unconscious Biases
Each of us is a member of a society that is often partitioned into groups and tribes. While this is common to most societies, it can have harmful effects in the workplace, interfering with productivity and organizational success. We all hold biases, whether conscious or unconscious. Part of understanding the role of unconscious bias in the workplace is admitting to yourself that you, too, hold biases. Once accepted, you can take an anti-bias approach to overcoming unconscious prejudice. In this course, you'll learn how to recognize your own unconscious and implicit bias and how they can fall prey to social stereotypes.
6 videos | 23m
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Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Ensuring a diverse, welcoming, and productive organization means overcoming biases. No matter who you are, you are prey to unconscious biases. To be part of a complex, diverse workplace, you must take steps to overcome them. In this course, you'll learn to recognize how superficial differences  can contribute to bias and lead to prejudice and social stereotypes. You'll learn specific tactics for combatting unconscious bias and adopting an anti-bias approach. You'll also learn how to be an inclusive leader by using these tactics to overcome explicit and implicit bias across the organization and in the hiring process.  
7 videos | 26m
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Expert Insights on Unconscious Bias
In earlier times, unconscious bias was the human danger detector that kept us safe. Today, it has the potential to harm us more than help us. Prepare to discover your biases! You’ll make better decisions and strengthen relationships.
12 videos | 29m
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Book Summary

How to Work with and Lead People not Like You: Practical Solutions for Today’s Diverse Workplace
In her book, How to Work with and Lead People not Like You, author Kelly McDonald explores the challenges to understanding and accepting people's cultures and values when they differ from ours. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 13m
Book Authors By Kelly McDonald

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Making Diversity Work: 7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace
In Making Diversity Work, author Dr. Sondra Thiederman offers insights into why bias takes hold and provides clear strategies for addressing prejudice in a meaningful and honest manner. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 4m
Book Authors By Sondra Thiederman


Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives
Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from the author's 30+ years as a nationally prominent diversity consultant, this book help readers understand how unconscious bias impacts our day-to-day lives and particularly our daily work lives.
Book Duration 4h 43m
Book Authors By Howard J. Ross