Controlling our Unconscious Bias

Controlling our Unconscious Bias

controlling bias imageThis course was created by By Abe Markman, Member of The NY Society for Ethical Culture with the assistance of Jennifer Hancock, Humanist Learning Systems to help people understand the latest science about how unconscious biases effect our decision making.

Through these five videos and taking your own confidential subconscious bias test(s) you can take an important step toward establishing more wholesome, effective, honest, meaningful, and joyful relationships with people distinctly different than or often people like yourself.

The process of uncovering your hidden biases requires reflection and a willingness to learn how you might improve.This program will help you explore your own thinking so that you can control your hidden biases and stop allowing your unconscious fears to control you.

Time required: 2 – 4 hours depending on what content you access

Format: Self Study

Cost: Free

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Group Training option

If you want to provide this training to your group or team and need to document that they took it and participated fully, we can arrange that for you. We do, however, charge a small fee ($10/person) to cover the cost of the staff time required to provide oversight, certification and documentation for your group. We also recommend pairing this with a live Q&A discussion for your team. Contact us to learn more. 

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone who wants to no longer be constrained by their hidden biases.
  • This course is excellent for Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) and Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) seeking re-certification from The Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC).
  • Human Resources & Hiring Professionals (HRCI, SHRM)
  • Life Coaches and Conflict Coaches (ICF)

Continuing Education Credit:

If you would like to self certify this course for continuing education self study credit, you can request a letter of participation inside the course.  The course takes ~2 hours to complete.

What People Are Saying:

“Much is discussed these days about micro-aggression, unconscious bias and other forms of discrimination. This interesting course, with plenty of thought-provoking videos and an “Implicit Association Test”, is worthwhile.” – Paula Claycomb

“The course was very informative and thought provoking. It also shows that no mater what your race or gender we all have some type of unconscious bias.” – Tara Davis

“I appreciate the material in the course, and found it helpful. It made me more aware of certain aspects of myself, and how to identify them when recruiting candidates, thus ensuring the process is fair.” – M. Grantham

“I read/watched/did everything in the course and it was all eye-opening and powerful–We plugged it in our last newsletter and I hope lots of people will learn from it!”  – Kate Lovelady, Leader, Ethical Society of St. Louis

“I have been taking the course in pieces, and I can say it is a significant approach to alleviating unconscious personal prejudices. Personally, as ‘a white male liberal,’ my brain said one thing but then the course challenged my supposed values with my unconscious beliefs.” – Richard Kiniry, Leader Emeritus, Philadelphia Ethical Society

“I liked the content and easy access to each video. I do wish I had taken the implicit biased test first, prior to watching the videos, and then again afterwards. It would have been interesting to see if there were any difference.” – C. Rogers

“I thought it was pretty interesting – especially the implicit bias tests and the video from Google. The latter was long, but offered concrete steps companies can take to account for bias and prevent it from having a substantial impact on hiring and promotion in the workplace.”  – Willow McIndoo, City of Austin TX

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