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Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership

The Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership workshop is a leadership development course that aims to help Participants understand how unconscious bias, though useful in many decisional contexts, can also be a barrier to creating an         inclusive workforce. The workshop will help Participants understand and use skills and strategies for successful inclusion. Building an inclusive workforce is critical to business success. In this course, leaders learn how to more fully leverage all talent by respecting, valuing, and leveraging individual differences.


This is a 3.5 hour course that includes one 15 minute break.


In this course, you will:

o   Recognize your own unconscious bias and reflect on these barriers to inclusion. 

  •   Purpose

    • To understand perceptual shortcuts that undergird unconscious bias

    • To understand ways in which unconscious bias manifests through implicit associations, micro-inequities and micro-affirmations

    • To provide participants with a safe place for recognizing their own implicit assumptions and instances of micro-inequities

o   Use a simple approach to change automatic responses—leading to more intentional and inclusive workplace decisions.

  • Purpose

    • To develop a strategy for moving from the automatic unconscious reactions to a place of more reflective actions when faced with decisions about people who are different

    • To identify the three stages of the model and the skills associated at each stage

    • To use the strategy to make better decisions in acquiring, assigning and advancing talent

o   Learn and practice a strategy for being more inclusive—leading to increased innovation, full utilization of all our talent, and better business outcomes.

  • Purpose

    • To summarize the significance of the leaders’ roles in supporting and facilitating changes in favor of inclusive workforce.

    • To remind them that as we saw in the Inclusive Leadership Strategy, change is like a rubber band that, without creative tension, can snap back to old places.

    • To provide space for participants to develop action steps at the personal and organizational levels.

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