The Real Effects of Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
What you'll learn
- • Define various types of unconscious biases.
- • Identify where these biases come from and how they are engrained in our decision making.
- • Successfully confront unconscious biases individually.
- • Identify the effects of unconscious biases in the workplace.
- • Identify the steps for handling an unconscious bias-based complaint at work.
- No prerequisites necessary
We all use our upbringing, experiences, and values to filter daily interactions and to make sense of our surroundings and environment. This is normal human behavior. At times, the filter is at work consciously, but the filter is also operating unconsciously. This is what we call unconscious bias.This course explores the concept of unconscious bias and addresses the impact it has on building and retaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds can thrive. In the workplace, unconscious bias can affect hiring, promotions, evaluations, dismissals, customer service, sales, revenue, profits – and in the healthcare sector – even patient care and safety. There are two categories of bias in studies today: conscious or explicit biases and unconscious or implicit biases. Unconscious bias is usually thought of as social stereotypes that typically focus on others that are not from the same conscious area. Here are some quick facts about unconscious bias:
o Unconscious bias is more common than the conscious or explicit bias.
o Unconscious bias may not concur with the conscious bias of an individual.
o Unconscious bias may be triggered by an event or situation.
During this course I hope to help participants identify and mitigate unhealthy unconscious bias in their organization, improve team relationships and perhaps morale, as well as begin to address issues with diversity in the workforce including policies, procedures, recruiting and hiring.
Who this course is for:
For over 20 years Dr.Hairston worked for non profit and for profit organizations. He's native of Columbus,Ohio. He has experience serving as Executive Director of several Community Development Corporations,Vice-President of a Real Estate Investment Group,State-Wide Director for a National non-profit organization, and Senior Pastor of Living Word Bible Fellowship. An inspirational speaker/motivator who will hold your attention from the first minute on. A trainer who will help communicate organizational strategies to your group and help them stay in alignment with your organization's mission and goals.
Dr. Kevin S. Hairston is the Pastor/Founder of Living Word Bible Fellowship. He is a native of Columbus, Ohio, where he attended Columbus Public Schools. After graduating from High School, he attended The Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He later attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary where he obtained a Master's degree in Theological Studies. In 2008, he received his Doctorate in Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
In August of 2009 he released a book titled “Why Men Hide Behind Trees”. In the Spring of 2017, he released a new book titled "Intentional Diversity". Currently he's working on a new book called “Think Like A Woman, Act Like A Woman, Lead Like A Woman”.