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SkillSoft Spotlight Course of the Week ~ For Employees

Overcoming Your Own Unconscious Biases

June 17, 2020 10:09 AM

SkillSoft Spotlights focus on just-in-time online learning that supports you in navigating complex challenges in personal and professional life, helps you to increase your effectiveness, and to improve your relationships. Each course is 30 minutes or less and is curated to provide tools, strategies, and practices to accelerate your success.

This week's spotlight course is Overcoming Your Own Unconscious Biases (22 min).

Each of us is a member of a society that is often partitioned into groups and tribes. While this is common to most societies, it can have harmful effects in the workplace, interfering with productivity and organizational success. We all hold biases, whether conscious or unconscious. Part of understanding the role of unconscious bias in the workplace is admitting to yourself that you, too, hold biases. Once accepted, you can take an anti-bias approach to overcoming unconscious prejudice. In this course, you'll learn how to recognize your own unconscious and implicit bias and how they can fall prey to social stereotypes.

Participants will learn to:
  • identify how to recognize your unconscious biases
  • identify tactics for observing your own unconscious biases
  • recognize how to overcome unconscious bias by forming relationships with others
  • identify guidelines for avoiding unconscious bias when making decisions
  • identify the tactics for combating bias revival
  • recognize the process for overcoming your unconscious biases
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