Unconscious Bias | Franklin Covey

Unconscious bias is how our brain compensates for information overload.  We shortcut to familiar thinking patterns and operate solely from our comfort zone of lived experiences. This pattern negatively impacts growth and connection at all levels of an organization-no one is immune.

Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential™ defines the mindsets to surface and confront the reality of bias. This interactive experience equips you with robust skills and tools to address bias in everyday decisions and interactions. You will learn to practice empathy, courage, and curiosity to ensure that every voice is heard and viewpoint is expressed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define unconscious and conscious bias.
  • Identify how bias impacts the workplace performance of individuals and organizations.
  • Describe how empathy and curiosity work together to cultivate connection and see beyond bias to value one another
  • Commit to actions to increase understanding of and value different points of view.
  • Define unconscious and conscious bias.
  • Identify how bias impacts the workplace performance of individuals and organizations.
  • Recognize how personal identity influences, and is influenced by, biases.
  • Describe three common circumstances that cause the brain to take shortcuts.
  • Recognize how one of the most prevalent biases, In-Group Bias, significantly impacts how we relate to one another.
  • Describe how empathy and curiosity work together to cultivate connection and see beyond bias to value one another.
  • Conduct a professional-network audit.
  • Commit to actions to increase understanding of and value different points of view.
  • Commit to actions to address the biases that limit individual performance and the performance of others.
  • Practice applying courage skills to everyday biased situations at work.