Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life

This course will no longer be offered as of March 2020. We have a new course: Strategies for Mitigating Bias in the Workplace that can be taken instead.

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:

  • Identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact your decisions and results
  • Utilize strategies to practice more conscious awareness so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization

You will benefit by:

  • Understanding the science and research of unconscious bias
  • Having an increased awareness of your own diverse background, and its influence on your perceptions


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. 

Topic Area

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Create value for the diverse communities we serve
    • Lead innovation and change
  • People
    • Foster and promote diverse teams
  • Self
    • Adapt
  • Execution
    • Build positive culture


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


  • Level 1: Awareness


Code: DEI2034

Presenter: Varied

Cost: $0

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