Unconscious Bias Workshop

Unconscious Bias Workshop

Description

Unconscious biases, or implicit biases, are assumptions or preconceptions we have about groups of people that occur outside of our awareness. These biases stem from a combination of our lived experiences, social conditioning, and our brain’s inclination to organize and categorize information to help us make quick decisions.

For example, the people we grow up around, and images and messaging from the media, all shape our opinions and beliefs about groups of people. Add in our brain behavior and the combination can lead to making snap judgments about people we meet, determining if they’re like us or belong to the groups we belong to or value, which influences what we think about them and the way we treat them, without even realizing we’re doing so. As a result, some people benefit, and others are penalized.

This workshop will give you the information and tools to define and understand unconscious bias, identify potential biases in your personal life and in your workplace, and develop plans to reduce these biases for the benefit of you, your workplace and those with whom you interact.

What Participants Will Learn

  • How to define and understand unconscious bias
  • How to understand the importance of acknowledging and addressing unconscious bias in workplace and personal settings
  • How to identify potential biases in personal and workplace settings
  • How to develop plans and policies to reduce personal and workplace unconscious biases

Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

 

Delivery Methods:  Virtual with Zoom Meetings or In-Person/Classroom delivery available.

Course Fee Includes:  Access to the course, course materials, and a digital certificate upon completion. 

 

This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You may be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.

Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.   While this course is part of a series, participants are not required to attend all course in the series or attend in any sequence.  Each course in the series can be attended independently.