Understanding and Counteracting Conscious and Unconscious Bias

This course is designed as a resource to help organizations and communities build more diverse and inclusive cultures. In this course, we take a deep look into what bias is, where it stems from, and the harm it can cause to others.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 13, 2019
Duration
60m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 13, 2019
Duration
60m
Description

Studies in human behavior show that all people are hardwired to have bias. This course, Understanding and Counteracting Conscious and Unconscious Bias, is designed as a resource to help organizations and communities build more diverse and inclusive cultures. First, you'll take a deep look into what bias is, where it stems from, and the harm it can cause to others. Next, you’ll learn to differentiate between conscious and unconscious bias and learn why we have it and where it comes from. Then, you'll discover skills and techniques to help counteract the bias within everyone to ensure all humans are respected and valued for their unique differences. By the end of this course, you'll have learned skills to help you become more inclusive in your communication, behaviors, and interactions with others.

About the author
About the author

Alice has vast experience as a Multi-Level Retail Executive with Retail Operations and Human Resource as specialties. Experience includes 27 years of leadership supporting technology companies holding positions of Regional Director, District Manager, Senior HR Market Manager, and Senior Manager Labor & Employee Relations.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music) Hi. My name is Alice Meredith. Welcome to my course, Understanding and Counteracting Conscious and Unconscious Bias. I am a human resource professional, and I've worked many years in senior level leadership roles, managing others or supporting other people in the work of managing others. We live and work in a world where we are surrounded by people from many different ethnicities, languages, lifestyles, cultures, and belief systems. It's an exciting time to be alive. Most importantly, an exciting time to learn and grow from each other. But to feel comfortable with people whom we encounter who are different than us takes conscious effort and an increased desire to deepen our understanding of others. This course is a foundational course. It's designed as a support resource to help individuals become more inclusive and accepting of others and to help organizations build a diverse and inclusive culture. It is recommended that this course be utilized as a first course, a prerequisite course to all other diversity and inclusion courses provided here at Pluralsight. Bias, and specifically unconscious bias, is scientifically proven and exists for every individual. The more we learn about bias and the devastating impact it has on those around us, it creates a greater desire within us to consciously strive to be more inclusive of others. By the end of this course, you'll have learned the value of recognizing and counteracting your own biases and how by doing this your work environments will flourish into a place where all individuals and groups are free from prejudice, a place where no one culture or belief system is superior to another, a place where alliances are built across differences and everyone works together to eradicate all forms of discrimination. And it all begins first with understanding our own conscious and unconscious bias, teachings found in this course, here at Pluralsight.