Unconscious Bias

Date

Friday, November 15, 2019

Time

7:30am - 9:30am

Location

University Hospital South

Description

Unconscious Bias –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. (120 minutes)

 

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

Individuals interested in registering can contact Katherine Pearsol at kpearsol@med.umich.edu.

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