Implicit Bias: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Bias is a hot topic these days and it is often associated with a great deal of negativity and judgment. However, the truth is implicit bias happens outside of our consciousness and is a result of societal programming, not personal choice.
This course will explore the foundations of bias, how we come to make certain associations, the reasons our brain is hard-wired for bias and how our experiences reinforce our beliefs. We will also explore how we can become more aware of the biases we hold and detail the tools and strategies (both individual and organizational) we can use to change them. Finally, we will explore the relationship between bias, ethics and leadership and discuss how to lead in a way that improves influence and reduces liability.
Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Miller is a sought-after speaker, consultant and trainer who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 14 years. She is a strength-based facilitator of individual and organizational change and is known for her relationship-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. She uses workshops, coaching, and organizational interventions to improve not only the individual line-level employee skills but also works to improve supervision, management, and the entire organization.