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Understanding Unconscious Bias

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We all have unconscious biases, which doesn’t make us moral or corrupt; it makes us human. In this 2-hour virtual workshop, you will learn how the brain is naturally inclined to make generalizations (some true, some false, some good, some bad) and why. When these generalizations result in stereotypes and biases, there is a danger that marginalized employees will suffer unfair treatment and judgment through no fault of their own. While we cannot completely rid ourselves of unconscious bias, we can learn what to do when the bias is our own or when we are the target of someone else’s unconscious bias.

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to increase your level of confidence in:

  • What bias is and how it influences the ways we interact with others
  • The negative effects of bias in the workplace
  • Key strategies to manage bias and make more informed decisions

Details

Date:
July 13
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
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Organizer

Harvard’s Office of Employee Development & Wellness
Email:
arobertson@hsph.harvard.edu