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Addressing Unconscious Bias to Protect Your Company From Legal Risk On-Site Training

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This LIVE, instructor-led course explains unconscious bias - what it is, why it happens and where it shows up in typical employment contexts.

Workshop Description/Agenda

HRCI and SHRM Certified

From an organizational standpoint, unconscious bias has potentially serious HR and legal implications. Bias of any kind can lead to discrimination and harassment or, at least, to alienating individuals or populations within the company. Engagement and productivity can suffer and - if you don’t address bias - employees will leave in droves.

This LIVE, instructor-led course explains unconscious bias - what it is, why it happens and where it shows up in typical employment contexts. You’ll discuss how unconscious bias poses legal risks for your company, how you can prevent it or apply measures to correct it and how you can create a plan for making your organization a more inclusive place to work.

What You Wil Learn

  • Identify unconscious bias in typical employment contexts
  • Understand legal ramifications of unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Eliminate bias from organizational policies and procedures
  • Improve recruiting and screening tactics
  • Recognize and address discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  • Lead your organization from unconscious bias to harmonious inclusion

Workshop Agenda

Program time: 5 hours

What Is Unconscious Bias?

  • The errors in thinking that lead to unconscious bias
  • How explicit and implicit stereotypes inform beliefs
  • Unconscious bias’s effect on empathy
  • How HR influences the organizational impact of unconscious bias

The Role of Unconscious Bias in Typical Employment Contexts

  • Identifying bias within organizational policies and procedures
  • Overcoming unconscious bias when recruiting and screening applicants
  • Adapting performance management approaches to avoid subjectivity
  • The relationship between unconscious bias and disparate impact
  • Uncovering organizational unconscious bias through metrics

Unconscious Bias and the Law

  • Recognizing and addressing microaggressions
  • Common leadership mistakes that leave your organization legally vulnerable
  • Criteria that identify when unconscious bias is harassment
  • Differentiating between legal and illegal conduct
  • Avoiding liability with prevention and correction

Promoting a Connected Culture

  • Build a respectful, inclusive culture where every employee can excel
  • Overcoming unconscious bias hurdles to achieve inclusion
  • Beyond compliance - examining the benefits of diversity and inclusion
  • Revamping policies and training to address unconscious bias
  • HR’s role in ensuring inclusion for individuals within the organization



The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


SkillPath is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Who Should Attend

HR Personnel, HR Generalists

Additional Information

Training Provider: SkillPath Seminars

Course Topics: HR Management Training > EEO/Employee Rights/Culture Awareness

Training Course Summary: This LIVE, instructor-led course explains unconscious bias - what it is, why it happens and where it shows up in typical employment contexts.

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