Elaine Newman’s fine-tuned understanding of workplace complexities and human capital is what has made her one of North America’s most sought-out business-solutions and training experts since 1996. As Founder and CEO of Global Learning and FutureProofing.Today, Elaine engages with private and public employers, and has worked with non-profits and post-secondary institutions. She speaks to the media on building respectful workplaces, diversity and inclusion; was nominated for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award; and has been recognized as one of the Top 5 Diversity Thought Leaders in Canada.
Unconscious Bias: Understand, Define, Mitigate
Everyone has bias; it is part of who we are. Bias is best described as a mental shortcut: we often use readily available thoughts and personal views to help us make decisions and establish opinions. Even among knowledgeable and well-intentioned career professionals, hidden blind spots affect our attitudes and perceptions of ourselves, our clients and our teams – and govern our behaviours as a result. Join Elaine Newman, one of North America’s top unconscious bias training providers, as we learn how unconscious bias can create barriers for success that we didn’t even know existed and what we can do about it.
In this workshop, with opportunity for self-reflection, you will:
- Develop an understanding of the origins and social impacts of bias
- Define the key concepts and types of unconscious bias, and why it’s important to you and your organization
- Practice strategies and leverage tools that can assist in recognizing and mitigating unconscious bias as it relates to decision-making, evaluation, management, communication and interpersonal and group interactions