About the course
An introductory 4-week online course to learn why we have unconscious biases and become aware of how implicit associations drive us and impact those around us. Gain tools to begin to override the unconscious biases that influence our decisions daily.
We are not bad, we are human
Because of how much information we can process at any given moment our brains need to preserve energy which makes us operate unconsciously 99.99996% of the time. With this course, we aim to help close the existing gap between consciousness and unconsciousness, mainly connected to how we interact with peers, make decisions and show up at work. Learn how to identify, label, question, and shift one or two of your most prominent cognitive biases.
4 core modules
Before the course begins you will do a reflective exploration using our Unconscious Bias Canvas which will become an artifact you develop throughout the course and take with you as an artifact of transformation.
Why Unconscious Biases
With more than 180 cognitive biases we will narrow into the 20 most common biases that show up at work. A Behavioural Scientist expert will share how the brain works and the role unconscious biases play in our lives and in our evolution. This module will start with your own experiencing of unconscious biases.
Discover one or more implicit associations that influence or drive your decisions that potentially exclude others. Explore how others in the group experience these biases and the strategies they use to identify and work with them.
Once you identify the biases you need to work on then the explorer phase begins. We have developed a process to get acquainted with your biases: Observe, Label. Question Assumptions, and Search for counter-Exemplars.
You will develop a strategy based on a proven model “SPACE” that will help you turn your discoveries about your unconscious biases and implicit associations into practices. Learn which tools to use to feedback others in your workplace when faced with acting biased unconsciously.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.