Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Online Course
Learn the foundations of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how unconscious bias can impact the workplace, along with actionable steps to mitigate bias. This is learning that can positively impact every conversation and interaction you have, all on your own timeframe that works for you.
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Module 1: Welcome and Foundations
- Online Course Toolkit - Download this toolkit and go to the next lesson
- Introductory Survey
- Framework and Guidelines
- Noticing and Naming
- Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Diversity: Understanding Social Identity Groups
- Video: Stories of Identity
- Assignment: Cultural Identity Inventory
- The Power of Inclusion
- Video: Understanding Intersectionality
- Equity, Not Equality
Module 2: Unconscious Bias
- Cycle of Socialization
- Video: How Identity Impacts Everyday Life
- What is Unconscious Bias?
- The Implicit Association Test
- Assignment: Bias in Your Workplace
Module 3: Research
- Introduction: Research on Bias in the Workplace
- Case Study #1: Orchestras and Blind Auditions
- Case Study #2: Expectation Mismatch Effect
- Case Study #3: Discrimination in the Customer Service Industry
- Case Study #4: Creating a Diverse Candidate Pool
- Case Study #5: Gender Bias and Performance Reviews
- Assignment: Has the Research Changed Your Thinking?
Module 4: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
- Introduction: How Bias Shows Up in the Workplace
- Video: Stories of Bias
- Types of Bias
- Confirmation Bias
- Recency Bias
- Central Tendency Bias
- Beauty Bias
- Affinity Bias
- Assignment: How Do You Mitigate Bias?
- Strategies to Mitigate Bias
Module 5: Action Planning and Wrap Up
- Spheres of Influence
- Action Planning
- PAUSE Framework
- Course Feedback Survey
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The Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Online course features professionally-produced video content, research based learning, real-life case studies, actionable assignments, and additional resources for further study. The self-paced course moves through five modules, where you’ll learn Foundations, Unconscious Bias, Research, Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, and Action Planning.
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You will have complete access to the Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Online course for three months. Within that time frame, you’re encouraged to to revisit course material, access research and resources, watch videos, and look at prompts and action items, even after you’ve finished the course!
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““I loved the videos/personal stories; helped content come alive. Well organized progression of content. This is my fourth training on implicit bias and was the most comprehensive and though many of the concepts were familiar to me, I liked the approach, very accessible. The many links were super and I am thrilled I will be able to go back and access additional resources (and read a fair amount along the way -- worried that I wouldn't make the time to go back, I read the ones I knew were critical to me/the company from my current POV).””
““I was impressed by the quality of the course. I went in a little bit more skeptical and came out with a feeling that this was time extremely well spent and motivated to dive in further so I would consider that a "win" for the content creators.””
““This was a wonderful course! I learned so much. I think it flowed really well and offered a lot of good discussion and reflection points. I loved that it gave actionable steps and additional resources to engage more. I enjoyed the videos and the writing was concise and easy to follow. I will be recommending this to other folks at my organization!"”
““I feel this training was eye opening. It makes you take a step back and reevaluate how you look and react to people. It also shows you how words and comments can affect your coworker and the work place.””
““The flow was wonderful and it met me right where I was. I was given so many resources to further my education on this topic. I took this course as part of a DEI group within my work organization. It was done so well, I feel that everyone should do this.””
““Personally, I am not a great online learner. But, the videos were so insightful and easy to engage with! The content reinforced some things I know and opened my eyes to things I had not considered.””
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About She+ Geeks Out
Our mission is to abolish inequity in the workplace. We provide training programs for companies and individuals who want to implement real changes in their workplace. SGO workshops are interactive, open to all, and are designed to bring about actionable results. We address sensitive and important issues, in the welcoming space that we’re known for, whether we're learning virtually or in-person. We offer a variety of programs and content topics and can customize for each company’s needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is great for anyone who is eager to begin their journey in understanding how bias can show up and wants to have a positive impact in the workplace and the world. With experienced, professional facilitators guiding you through the coursework, you’ll be better prepared to recognize and address bias in the workplace and beyond. If you enjoy learning from evidence-based research and real-world examples, this is the course for you- all the material is broken down with concrete lessons from research and people’s lives.
What will I learn?
You’ll learn the foundations of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how unconscious bias can impact the workplace, along with actionable steps to mitigate bias.
What do I need to know before taking this course?
This is a foundational course, where you’ll walk away with a solid understanding of terms like diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality, and more. You don’t need to have any prior experience, just a willingness to learn!
Are there any certificates or credits upon completion of this course?
Absolutely! You’ll receive a Certificate of Completion as well as a badge you can use on LinkedIn to share your accomplishment with your network. Once you’ve completed the course, you can receive four professional development credits (PDCs) toward SHRM recertification.
How long will this course take?
This is a self-paced course, but most students find it takes around four hours to complete.
Who teaches this course?
The Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Online Course is designed by She+ Geeks Out using a proprietary curriculum that encourages experience-based learning in an accessible, shame-free environment. Our facilitators have years of experience supporting individuals, teams, and companies in their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and tools to create an inclusive environment, in a safe and welcoming space. This course is led by Felicia Jadczak, SGO’s Co-CEO and Head of Training, a recognized and respected voice in the diversity, equity, and inclusion field.
When is this course offered? Is there a scheduled time frame for coursework?
There is ongoing open enrollment for this course. You can register and login to complete coursework entirely on your own timeline. There are no predetermined start dates. This is learning your way.
How long will I have access to the training?
You will have complete access to the Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Online course for three months. Within that time frame, you can come back anytime to revisit course material, access research and resources, watch videos, and look at prompts and action items.
Is there any additional support offered? How can I reach out if I have questions or need help accessing the course?
You are always welcome to join our LinkedIn Group. The group is an active virtual space for DEI practitioners, allies, and our facilitators to come together. If you need anything, please reach out! Our team is here to help and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.