Workplace Unconscious Bias - Minimizing Impact on Discrimination
- Oct 13, 2017 (Recording)
- 60 minutes
Unconscious bias has been recognized as a form of discrimination and can, therefore, lead to lawsuits. This training program addresses the science of unconscious bias and lists the examples and types. The Instructor will discuss the implicit association test (IAT) and steps to minimize individual and organizational unconscious bias in hiring, promotions, and retention.
Why You Should Attend
Unconscious bias includes the subtle associations we make towards groups of people. Stereotypes, which often operate unconsciously, are often the root of our bias. The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recognizes the important role unconscious bias plays in the life of attorneys and law enforcement. In spite of over 50 years of civil rights law, inequality continues based on sex, race, disability, and other protected classes, as it relates to levels of education, poverty and success. Unconscious bias, influences those inequalities. Courts have recognized the existence of unconscious discrimination since the earliest Title VII decisions and have specifically stated that Title VII reaches this form of discrimination.
Wall Street estimated that 20% of large corporations conduct unconscious bias training. This webinar will help shape the organizational climate and address implicit bias.
Areas Covered in the Webinar
- To define unconscious bias
- To examine the science of unconscious bias
- To list examples of unconscious bias
- To explain types of unconscious bias
- To explore the role of stereotypes in unconscious bias
- To discuss implicit association test (IAT)
- To identify steps in minimizing individual unconscious bias To outline steps HR and management should implement to diminish unconscious bias
Who Will Benefit
- HR Directors & senior leaders
- Human resources generalists
- HR managers
- Risk Managers
- Law enforcement
Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas include management/leadership development, organization development, communication, and harassment and bullying. She is an expert witness for discrimination and harassment lawsuits. She trains and consults with business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector.
This course "Workplace Unconscious Bias: Minimizing the Impact on Discrimination, Hiring, Promotions, and Retention" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1 credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.