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Understanding, Recognizing and Interrupting Unconscious Bias at Work

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  • 60 minutes

Unconscious bias, or implicit bias, is built in our DNA and is a part of our human nature. Humans automatically categorize individuals and groups, which help us make sense of the world. Unconscious bias includes mental shortcuts that categorize people we are unfamiliar with into specific groups. These groups are often labeled “good” or “bad”. Our brain is hard-wired to create groups and from an evolutionary standpoint, this hard-wiring has helped us in determining what was safe and what meant danger.

Attend this Live Webinar by expert speaker Susan Strauss, to understand unconscious bias, which includes the subtle associations that we make towards groups of people. Unconsciously operating stereotypes is often the root of our bias. This phenomenon has been used to partially explain the racial tension in the U. S. and particularly with the police shootings of Black men. The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recognizes that unconscious bias plays an important role in the lives of attorneys and law enforcement people.

Session Highlights:

  • To define unconscious bias

  • To examine the science of unconscious bias

  • To list examples of unconscious bias

  • To explain types of unconscious bias

  • To explore the role of stereotypes in unconscious bias

  • To discuss implicit association test (IAT)

  • To identify steps in minimizing individual unconscious bias

  • To outline steps HR and management should implement to diminish unconscious bias

Why You Should Attend:

In spite of over 50 years of civil rights law, inequality continues based on sex, race, disability, and other protected classes, as it relates to levels of education, poverty and success. Unconscious bias influences those inequalities. Courts have recognized the existence of unconscious discrimination since the earliest Title VII decisions and have specifically stated that Title VII reaches this form of discrimination. Wall Street estimated that 20% of large corporations conduct unconscious bias training. This webinar will help shape the organizational climate and address implicit bias.

Who Should Attend:

  • All Management including team leaders, supervisors, middle managers, directors, and senior leaders, administrators

  • Human resources professionals including generalists and HR managers

  • Risk Managers

  • Senior leaders

  • All employees


*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
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Susan  Strauss

Susan Strauss

Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. She has worked as a psychiatric nurse and her undergraduate degree is in psychology and human services. Her specialty areas include discrimination, harassment, and bullying; management/leadership development, and organization development. She is a registered nurse and has functioned as a psychiatric nurse. She works as an expert witness for discrimination lawsuits. Susan also trains and consults with business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector.

Dr. Strauss has authored over 30 book chapters, books, and articles in professional journals. She has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as the Times of London, Lawyers Weekly, and Harvard Education Newsletter.

Susan has presented at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand, Israel, Bali, Beirut and the U.S. She has consulted with professionals from other countries such as England, Australia, Canada, Beirut and St. Maartin, Israel, Bali, and Middle East. She has her doctorate in organizational leadership, is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human services, a master’s degree in community health, and professional certificate in training and development.


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