Unconscious Bias Series

While we cannot completely rid ourselves of unconscious bias, we can learn how to recognize it and lessen its impact in the workplace. These are skills that everyone can learn. Most people are not aware of how their unconscious biases can affect their behavior, but unchecked, it can have an enormous impact in the workplace and throughout one’s everyday life. In this dynamic virtual program, participants will develop their own awareness of and sensitivity to the wide variety of people that surround them every day. Participants will gain insight and understanding that diversity goes beyond the superficial, and biases can be both, explicit and implicit, and how to implement change.
  • Day 1: Understanding the Effect of Unconscious Bias
Your staff will uncover unconscious bias and become aware of their own personal barriers to communicate and interact effectively with co-workers whose background, culture, or personality may be different than their own. The result is a more harmonious and enjoyable work environment for all
  • Day 2: Mitigating Unconscious Bias for Leaders
Understanding and mitigating the impact of unconscious bias is a crucial 21st-century global leadership skill. With awareness of unconscious bias and actionable steps to manage it, you will be able to make the best decisions for your organization, your colleagues, and your team. Managing unconscious bias is a vital step in building workplaces that are innovative, dynamic, and inclusive. In this training, through research-based assessments and exercises, you will move from awareness to action, learning how to interrupt bias and leverage the full potential of diverse teams and colleagues in your workplace.

To schedule one-day or to customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email  julie@elevate4success.com

Course Agenda

Module 1— The What, the How, and the Why Unconscious Bias

  • Defining Unconscious Bias
  • A few characteristics of Unconscious Bias
  • Unconscious Biases predict behavior in the real world
  • Why you can not afford to live with implicit biases

 Module 2— The Brains Role in Unconscious Bias

  • You are not biased, your brain is!
  • The Amygdala
  • The Hippocampus
  • The Left Frontal Lobe and Frontal Cortex
  • Mindbugs
  • Social Identity Theory

Module 3— Types of Biases

  • Cognitive Biases
  • 14 Common Biases
    • Affinity Bias – how to avoid it
    • Confirmation Bias - – how to avoid it
    • Attribution Bias – how to avoid it
    • Conformity Bias – how to avoid it
    • The Halo Effect – how to avoid it
    • The Horns Effect – how to avoid it
    • Contrast Effect – how to avoid it
    • Gender Bias – how to avoid it
    • Ageism – how to avoid it
    • Name Bias – how to avoid it
    • Beauty Bias – how to avoid it
    • Height Bias – how to avoid it
    • Anchoring Bias – how to avoid it
    • Bandwagon Bias – how to avoid it
  • Other Contradictions
  • 7 tips to overcome biases

Module 4 – Mindful Inclusion

  • 6 proven strategies for managing Implicit Bias
    • Slow Down
    • Perspective Talking
    • Ask yourself
    • Cultural Intelligence
    • Exemplars
    • Expand
  • Personal Action Plan


  • Participant workbook 
  • Presenter slides and outlines 
  • Case Studies and Media as appropriate 
  • Role-play scenarios 
  • Post-training assessment 

Room Requirements 

  • Internet access for the presenter 
  • Screen 
  • Projector (if not ceiling mounted then a table or cart will need to be provided) • Training room must be able to comfortably accommodate the number of participants plus room to move around for various activities) 
  • Rounds or pods, a small table for presenter’s materials, chairs for all participants • One Flip chart and easel for each round table (for small group work) and markers

Additional Requirements 

  • Elevate will choose training facilitators whose background and expertise will support the subject matter and goals of the client 
  • Instructors will use a variety of instructional methods including lecture, group projects, discussion, and role play 
  • Participants are expected to be actively engaged in the learning process 

To schedule one-day or to customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email  julie@elevate4success.com