Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life

The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions.

You will learn to:

  • Examine your own background and identities to interact more authentically with co-workers, customers and the community
  • Discuss how the brain functions, and relate how unconscious bias is a natural function of the human mind
  • Identify patterns of unconscious bias that influence decision-making processes
  • Confront internal biases and practice conscious awareness
  • Practice strategies to create transformational and systemic change in the workplace

You will benefit by:

  • Raising self-awareness, sparking conversation with others and initiating new actions
  • Enhancing your professional and personal effectiveness on and off the job
  • Positively influencing personal and organizational decisions
  • Creating stronger and more positive work relationships with others

Audience:

Anyone who would like to examine how unconscious bias can affect their perceptions, decisions, and interactions

Program Note:

These sessions are being offered at no cost to U-M faculty and staff, thanks to sponsorship from U-M executive officers. 

Unit Request:

Departments can request any of the core courses to be held at their work location free of charge. 

Curriculum Area

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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