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Examining Unconscious Bias

ICAN ‘’comes to you” bringing high-level leadership development customized programming with Examining Unconscious Bias. This intensive and immersive program cultivates leaders who are advocates, facilitate change and consciously practice inclusive leadership.

Examining Unconscious Bias

Let’s face it, everyone has a level of unconscious bias. This ICAN program helps leaders explore those mental blind spots and inflexible beliefs that keep them from seeing others accurately, from making fair decisions, from fostering equity, and from building the kind of relationships that make leadership and our organizations more successful.

While biases are bad news for workplaces, they don’t make us bad people. Tendencies are ingrained and make individuals vulnerable to unconscious beliefs. But, we can work to spot our unconscious biases to make them conscious and in turn change our behaviors to act in ways that counter our biases and help foster common ground. While one will not fully change their unconscious bias in just two days, this program will develop a leader to be more aware and able to see through a different lens.

This intensive and immersive program cultivates leaders who are advocates, facilitate change and consciously practice inclusive leadership. Participants will develop their capability and commitment to being part of a high performing, inclusive and diverse team. The program can be customized to incorporate and honor your company’s unique values, organizational goals, guiding philosophies and current diversity and inclusion strategies.

COURSE THEME:

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
– Carl Jung

OBJECTIVES

  • Understand yourself – your background and your identity
  • Learn key traits for inclusive leadership
  • Build a business case for a more inclusive workplace
  • Explore how the brain functions so you can recognize Unconscious Bias as a natural function of the human mind
  • Understand Unconscious Bias in the workplace
  • Confront your own biases so you can practice conscious awareness
  • Learn how to be a supporter and advocate
  • Create more meaningful dialogue at work and at home
  • Practice strategies and tools so you can create systemic change in your organization

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

DESIGNED FOR

“People culture” organizations

METHOD

4 full day sessions, 12 hours of instruction

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

All Levels

GROUP SIZE

Ideal class size 16-20 participants

PROGRAM LEADERS

Laura Roccaforte
Moniki Cannon

CONTENT THEMES

Becoming Conscious of our Biases
Overcoming Bias
The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion
Becoming an Ally

EXAMPLE TOOLS

Self Assessment of Anti-Bias Behavior | Havard Implicit Association Tests

DATES

November 10
November 12
November 17
November 19

Registration will open soon!