“The unconscious is selective, when it learns what to listen for.”
As human beings, we are meaning-making machines.
We evaluate, assess, and create frameworks to make sense of the world around us.
While this tendency serves us well in navigating the complexities of life, it also means we are often operating with a set of filters and assumptions that are involuntary and unexamined.
In our organizations, these unconscious filters and assumptions (biases) drive our decision-making and can have a significant impact on outcomes throughout the enterprise—from recruitment and retention to alignment and engagement, and from creativity and innovation to the bottom line.
This program has been developed to help uncover those biases and provide evidence-based reduction and mitigation strategies that can generate more diverse, equitable, and inclusive cultures and drive business success.
This experiential and interactive program explores the fundamentals of unconscious (implicit) bias—what it is, its impact, how we can uncover it, and what we can do to address the adverse impacts it has on our ability to achieve our organizational goals and objectives.
We will introduce conceptual frameworks (including current research from the fields of psychology and neuroscience), employ concrete examples of how unconscious bias shows up in day-to-day interactions, and examine all the ways it may be embedded within our organizational systems and structures.
And we will offer a set of implementable strategies for managing unconscious bias—for individuals, teams, and enterprise wide.
The program is appropriate for people at all levels of the organization, and is structured to be relevant to those who are new to diversity work as well as those who are well-steeped in the concepts.
The structure and timing are customizable to meet the specific needs of the client organization.