Course Highlights

This web-based training course about bias will:

  • Outline how bias works.
  • Explain common biases.
  • Provide tools for recognizing and managing bias.
  • Differentiate between intent and impact.

Course Overview

In this engaging four-hour course, we’ll embark on a fascinating journey to understand how human brains are naturally wired to create biases. During our time together, we’ll uncover the link between bias and biology and why it’s crucial to be aware of this in our daily lives, especially at work.

In part one, we’ll dive into common biases, exploring how they can subtly influence our decisions and interactions. In part two, we will introduce techniques for interrupting bias. The goal? To foster a more inclusive and empathetic workplace where everyone understands the difference between intent and impact. Get ready for a lively, enlightening session that will change the way you think about thinking!

Segment One

At this segment’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the connection between bias and biology.
  • Describe the risks and problems that can occur when we fail to recognize bias.
  • Discuss examples of various biases.
  • Explore fifty biases that can shape thinking.
  • Create strategies for acknowledging and addressing well-known biases.

Segment Modules

  • Your Brain on Bias: What’s Happening in There?
  • The True Downside: When Your Brain Does You Wrong
  • The Nifty Fifty: What You Need to Know
  • A Few Steps in the Right Direction: Start Small

Segment Two

At this segment’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the negative effects unchecked bias can produce.
  • Describe how bias shows up at work.
  • Identify bias interrupters.
  • Choose bias interrupters to incorporate into daily thinking.
  • Discuss the difference between intent and impact.

Segment Modules

  • Bias at Work: Where it Shows Up
  • Bias Interrupters: What You Can Do
  • Intent Versus Impact: Shifting Gears
  • What’s Next: Deliberate Thinking

By the end of this session, participants should clearly understand how bias works and be able to employ tools to recognize and manage it.