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Managing Unconscious Bias: Elevating the Mind to Support Inclusion

What You’ll Learn

When you meet someone, what are your initial assumptions? Do these assumptions affect the way you interact with them? Our brains naturally place people into large groups or categories. These assumptions are helpful to some yet harmful to others. In business, subtle and unconscious biases can become significant roadblocks to fair and inclusive diversity practices. We gravitate toward certain types of people or simply forget to acknowledge others.

These biases promote racial, gender, and cultural stereotypes that diminish the contributions of the team. How do we become examples of fair and inclusive practices? How do we challenge our culture to move toward greater levels of awareness?

Studies have shown that professionals become less biased toward others when discussing needs and are forced to challenge assumptions. Unmanaged bias impacts every decision that we make as professionals. This learning lab will challenge your personal biases and address ways to test faulty thinking and increase cultural awareness.

  • Define unconscious, subtle bias, and microaggressions
  • Identify personal biases and behaviors that impact key work and life decisions
  • Explore ways that bias impacts hiring, promotions, retention, and performance
  • Discuss communication strategies to encourage productive conversations
  • Develop new norms, behaviors, and organizational cultural practices that align with the organization’s values and mission

Who Will Benefit

Mid-Career Professionals

Prepare for leadership roles after working as an individual contributor or functional specialist.

Innovative Executive Leaders

Build greater self-awareness and explore how you can adapt your leadership style to meet specific organizational challenges.

Individual Contributors

Prepare for a managerial role and position yourself for advancement by learning how to effectively implement strategy.

Program Structure

Customized Virtual Micro-Learning Labs

In our interactive virtual environment, participants will engage with students from around the world or within their organization without leaving their desks. They will leave feeling connected, inspired, and ready to apply knowledge.

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Customized Instructor-Led Learning Labs

With decades of experience and evidence-based learning strategies, KUSI delivers highly interactive learning labs that leave participants inspired, engaged, and ready to take action.

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Self-Paced Learning Experience

Self-paced learning is KUSI’s newest option to provide our award-winning content in a virtual world.This option allows for the experience of live training at your own pace.

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