Concurrent Session
Unconscious Bias - Elevated and Rechecked
Silver Pearl 2
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 10/25/2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn that unconscious biases is a reality of our existence and that we can find ways to manage our biases in positive and impactful ways. 

Session seating is first come, first served. Thank you for your cooperation.

Unconscious Bias refers to bias that we are unaware of that happens outside of our control. It happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgement and assessment that are influenced by our personal experiences and backgrounds. This session will explain the concept of unconscious bias and help attendees understand how their unconscious biases - if left unchecked - can lead to decision, behaviors, and actions that may inadvertently disrupt paths to inclusion. The session is delivered by taking attendees through a journey of exploration that includes definitions, examples, and reflection.

Learning Objectives:

  • The meaning of unconscious bias.
  • The impact of unconscious bias on our every day decisions in the workplace.
  • Ways to manage biases through productive activity.


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Delphia Howze, CEO/Founder and Chief Inclusion Strategy Officer,
D. Howze Solutions, LLC. and The University of Tennessee System