Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: Recognizing & Overcoming Its Impact

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW21C0329

Attend this informative session and discover key sources of bias – both conscious and unconscious – and how to recognize bias for what it is. Discover the kinds of bias that most commonly cause problems I the workplace. Learn response strategies that can help minimize or overcome the impact of bias on workplace behaviors and relationships. Learning to recognize one’s biases is an essential first step toward overcoming the impact of bias in the workplace, which is necessary to begin developing the essential skill of cultural competence.

Overview of the webinar

As an employee of a diverse organization that’s committed to inclusion, it’s critical to recognize your own biases and proactively strive to overcome any negative impact they may have on attitudes, perceptions, and workplace behaviors.


Who should attend?

  • HR professionals
  • Managers/supervisors
  • Diversity & Inclusion Professionals
  • Employees at all levels
  • Executives
  • Business Owners

Why should you attend?

2 Types of Bias: Conscious and Unconscious

If your first thought is to think “Wait – I don’t have any biases,” it’s important to understand that everyone has biases. There are two kinds of bias - conscious and unconscious – and both are barriers to an inclusive work environment.

  • Unconscious/Implicit bias - Stereotypes or beliefs about certain groups that a person isn’t aware he or she has, but that impact the individual’s perceptions, expectations, and/or reactions to people in those groups
  • Conscious/Explicit bias -Attitudes or beliefs toward certain groups that a person knows he or she has.

Everyone has an unconscious bias. Find out how and why unconscious bias forms, discover how to recognize unconscious biases so you become conscious of them. Once a person’s unconscious biases become conscious ones, then it becomes possible to prevent them from controlling attitudes and behaviors. That’s the key t overcoming the impact of unconscious bias.

Faculty - Ms.Mary G White

Mary Gormandy White is the Managing Director, and she provides management, leadership, employee, team, and HR training. Mary holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and her certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer/Accredited Workplace Facilitator.

Mary’s professional background includes extensive experience in management, HR, higher education, and writing/editing. She teaches online PHR, SPHR, aPHR, and SHRM certification prep courses and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and association meetings nationwide. She also provides content writing and test item development services and teaches Communication Studies at a community college. 


ComplianceIQ is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for [1.5] PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

03-25-2021- Unconscious Bias in the Workplace -Recognizing & Overcoming Its Impact.pdf


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