Course Description

Increasing awareness of our biases its only the beginning. We must start with where they come from and how we allow them to impact the decisions we make in our lives and about people we meet. At IDPI, we explore the external influences that feed our individual thoughts and beliefs. In this online program, which incorporates webinars, case studies, coaching support and more, we raise awareness of our mental shortcuts which lead to snap judgments, often based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, disabilities, and about people’s talents or character. The implicit/unconscious bias workshop will help participants understand the needed steps to reduce their biases and the impact of decisions based on them, and instead enhance a curious and emotionally intelligent mindset.


Skills You’ll Learn: 

  • Discover personal unconscious bias and blindspot detections
  • Slow and fast brain systems of thinking
  • Identifying bias creeps at work
  • Communicating the business ROI (Return On Investment)
  • Identify technique(s) to challenge biases and improve your judgments and decision-making.

Key Concepts Covered Include:

  • If you have a brain, you have a bias
    • We all have biases, it’s how our brain works. BUT, how do you ensure that in your brain’s efficiency process, you don’t allow it to negatively impact people and situations. You must understand your blindspots, your triggers, and how to minimize their impact on your thoughts, actions and behaviors.
  • Types of Biases and strategies to DISRUPT them
    • Biases are usually based on stereotypes and pre-judgments relating to the physical characteristics of an individual or social groups. We’ll review some cognitive biases and understand how to understand which are helpful, or negative and further or minimize prejudicial biases.
  • Social Identities and its impact on our lived experience
    • Our social identities and intersections create different lived experiences. These intersecting factors are what make us multi-layered individuals. Participants learn the impact of interconnected social identities.
  • Implicit Association and their impact
    • Due to our past experiences, family, social circles and media, we all have unconscious biases that define our beliefs, influencing our attitudes and shaping our behavior. You will explore the narratives and scripts we’ve learned and ingrained in our brains, and the impact they have on our beliefs.
  • Disruptive Discussions: Change your perspective and your perspective will change
    • Our perceptions are rooted in our beliefs, experiences and exposures. Because of confirmation bias we typically seek to continue confirming what we believe instead of seeking to explore other possibilities. Listen to a mental health therapist explain the habits that create our viewpoints and beliefs.
  • Affinity Bias, A Matter of Exposure
    • We tend to favor people who are like us, it’s natural to gravitate to those who are similar in culture, background, race and ethnicity, age and more. But it can impede us from getting to know others who are different than us. It’s a matter of exposing and educating ourselves about other social identities.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Certificate courses must be completed within 1 year of enrollment.
  • Completing all required modules is mandatory during the outlined timeframe to be eligible fro receive a certificate of completion.
  • Knowledge check completion at 75%+ is required to pass each module.

Professional Development Credits:

  • Certified by SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
  • 3 PDC’s


Course Content

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Who Should Enroll

Beginner Level

No DEI experience needed
No prerequisite courses

Course Length & Effort

Approximate 1 week
(5 hours) to complete

3 hours of coursework
1 hour to complete worksheet
1 hour of interactive activity

Course Format

Flexible Schedule

On demand modules
Take when you’re ready to learn