The power of Unconscious Bias

The power of Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias on one hand help us thourg a complex world and support us in various ways. However, they can also cause difficult or even wrong judgments. Everyone has some unconscious attitudes and views (about men, women, homosexuals, refugees, etc.). To know about them is an important step to fight against the negative consequences they may cause.

Participants:

Leader and manager

Goal:

The participants know scientific research about unconscious biases and their effects. They learn about their own attitude and developed strategies, how to counter negative aspects.

Contents:

Theory

  • How do we internalise unconscious biases? Definition and current research, e.g. neuro-science, science of decisions, and behaviour psychology.
  • Mean and purpose of unconscious bias.
  • 1st and 2nd system thinking (Kahnemann).
  • The Implicit Association Test – exploring one’s personal bias.
  • Consequences of unconscious bias

Working out tangible ideas that directly refer to decision-processes, e.g. Nudges.

Developing an individual learning- and developing plan

Duration:
2 days – max 6 participants

Methods:
Impulse-lecturers, groupwork, individual work, IAC-Test, peer group counselling