Posted by David Hart on Jan 31, 2021
Please join the District Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the first webinar in our new DEI Discussion Series on Monday, February 22nd, at 7:00 PM on the topic of Unconscious Bias.

This webinar will be based on the renowned LinkedIn Unconscious Bias training course, and we will be watching that course together and then having a moderated interactive group discussion about our own biases and how we can learn from one another by sharing and applying these lessons to our district to make Rotary a more inclusive organization for all. 
This even requires registration via the district website: please click here to go to the calendar page and then use the Online Registration buttons on the left side!
For details on the LinkedIn Unconscious Bias training course that we will be watching, please see the following course description:
We're all biased. Our experiences shape who we are, and our race, ethnicity, gender, height, weight, sexual orientation, place of birth, and other factors impact the lens with which we view the world. In this course, diversity expert Stacey Gordon helps you recognize and acknowledge your own biases so that you can identify them when making decisions, and prevent yourself from making calls based on a biased viewpoint. Stacey explains some of the most common forms that a bias takes: affinity bias, halo bias, perception bias, and confirmation bias. She helps you recognize the negative effects of bias within your organization, as well as the benefits to be realized by uncovering bias in decision-making processes. Finally, she outlines strategies for overcoming personal and organizational bias.
Learning objectives:
  • Recognize when unconscious bias occurs and why it's important to understand.
  • Explore how unconscious bias is relevant in the business worlds.
  • Identify three strategies to counteract potential unconscious bias.
  • Define confirmation bias.
  • Review the meaning of the Halo Effect.
  • Explore the effects groupthink can have in a professional setting.
Following the video training there will be an interactive discussion moderated by the District DEI Committee.