Interpersonal Strategies for Interrupting and Mitigating Bias in the Workplace 

This workshop will provide learners with the opportunity to consider science-based research frameworks for interrupting and mitigating bias in the workplace on a personal level. We will investigate factors that trigger bias, and explore the implications of stereotypes in the workplace. We will also share research directly related to bias in the workplace. Participants will leave the workshop with a tailored plan and toolkit for interrupting and mitigating bias in the workplace. 

Day two of the workshop is a practice lab follow-up to day one where participants will have the opportunity to practice components of their plan developed in the workshop and apply what they have learned by examining case studies. 

You will learn to: 

  • Examine how bias impacts the workplace
  • Develop an individualized plan for interrupting and mitigating bias in the workplace

Prerequisites and Program Notes

In order to get maximum value from this workshop, participants should complete Modules 1-3 of the Unconscious Bias Learning Suite prior to attending this session.

This session is being conducted in an online webinar format. The link to participate in the session will be delivered in the registration confirmation email.

Michigan Medicine employees: This learning suite does not fulfill the state requirement for implicit bias education. The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion will have an unconscious bias online course to fulfill the state requirement available in 2021.


U-M faculty or staff who would like to interrupt and mitigate bias in the workplace more effectively

Topic Area

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Create value for the diverse communities we serve
  • People
    • Foster and promote diverse teams
    • Collaborate and build inclusive relationships
  • Self
    • Adapt
    • Communicate
  • Execution
    • Build positive culture


  • Member of a Team
  • Leading a Team
  • Leading Multiple Teams
  • Leading the Organization


  • Level 2: Skill building

Past Sessions

Code: Sessions in development for FY24. Join the Course Interest List to be notified when new sessions are available

Presenter: Varied