Unconscious bias is a quick and often inaccurate judgment of others and, left untamed, has the potential to disrupt decision making, communication and creative collaboration.
At its most basic, unconscious bias is the decisions that we make every day on a subconscious level, based on limited facts and our personal experiences. People can be biased about most anything — not just gender, skin color, or age, but also things like communication style, where you live or where you went to college. It tends to override logical thinking and leads us to make reactionary decisions with less thought. This has a critical impact not only on hiring and retaining employees, but also on collaboration, innovation and results.
In this Taming Judgment and Bias in the Workplace workshop, we raise awareness around commonly held workplace biases and situations that tend to increase our bias tendencies. We work through the hiring cycle and methods to reduce bias at each stage to insure the top talent gets in the door (and stays!). Plus, you’ll learn how to make better decisions based on what you know, rather than what you feel.
By the end of this session, you will be armed with greater awareness of the most common workplace biases, methods to promote connection and collaboration with people outside your current sphere, how to impact recruitment and development decisions, and, overall, learn ways to foster an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute, innovate, and collaborate.

What You Will Learn
  • How and why unconscious bias exists in our brain
  • Common workplace biases and how to avoid them
  • Communication tactics that allow for greater contribution and diversity of thought
  • Methods to reduce bias in hiring, promoting and retaining talent
  • Bias-busting action steps to incorporate into daily routines
Workshop Structure

Taming Judgment and Bias in the Workplace is a 3-hour session, with instruction, partner and group discussion, interactive activities and application practice. The program includes full-color workshop materials and a session workbook with handouts to use back at work.

Workshop Pricing + Logistics

If you’re interested in purchasing this workshop for your agency, please complete this request form and someone from the 4A’s Learning & Development Team will schedule a kick off call to discuss your needs and confirm pricing.
Note: No out-of-pocket expenses (such as meals, travel, hotel, printed materials, facility space if required, etc.) are included in the workshop fee. Those costs will be billed by the facilitator to agency separately.

About Cecilia Gorman

Cecilia Gorman is a certified John C. Maxwell Speaker, Trainer & Coach who partners with advertising agencies and other creatively-minded companies to develop employees to their fullest potential. Her uplifting personality, 20+ year journey as an advertising pro (in HR, Creative Management and Production), and sense of humor means the trainings she delivers are both engaging and effective. Cecilia is on a mission to infuse others with increased self-belief about their potential and the actions they need to take to drive their career forward.

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