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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

Begin your journey here

Our five module online course on Unconscious Bias in the Workplace is the perfect primer for you to begin your journey in understanding how bias can show up and have an impact in the workplace and the world. Foundational knowledge, such as an understanding of what terms like diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality, and more, are broken down with concrete examples from research and people’s lives. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be able to grasp complex topics such as intersectionality, inclusion, and equity, start to notice specific types of bias that can show up at work and beyond, and learn key strategies for mitigating bias. We encourage you to join us and begin bringing these insights into your work and personal life from day one.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Module 1: Welcome and Foundations
    • Online Course Toolkit - Download this toolkit and go to the next lesson
    • Welcome
    • 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
  • 2
    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
  • 3
    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?
  • 4
    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
  • 5
    Module 5: Action Planning and Wrap Up
    • Recap
    • Spheres of Influence
    • Action Planning
    • PAUSE Framework
    • Resources
    • Course Feedback Survey

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This course was crafted to be full of premium content and access to improve your study experience.

  • High-Quality Course Materials

    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.

  • Buy once, access for 3 months

    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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    Join our vibrant community of DEI facilitators, workplace practitioners, and individual allies. We have an active LinkedIn group where you are welcome to bring your questions and concerns and to learn from others. You'll also receive our biweekly newsletter which is full of DEI resources, research, events, and more. (We’ll never share your contact information or spam you!)

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“A lot of important ground was covered to introduce the concepts of DEI and start a thoughtful conversation.”

“Learning the definitions of DEI definitely helped me understand how unconscious bias can work and how it can be stopped and how you can be more considerate towards others.”

“Covered a lot of good and relevant material without wasting any time.”

“Content was good, loved the analogies and visuals to help understand.”

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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.

FAQ

  • 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 facilitators@shegeeksout.com.

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