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Develop “Bias Consciousness” to Foster Better Relationships

Wednesday November 4, 2020
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

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Wherever there are people, there is bias, and bias affects how we live and work with each other. We are more willing to admit some biases than others, more conscious of some biases than others. The biases we are not conscious of may have an equally harmful impact on us and others.

In order to gain consciousness of our biases, even those that are “locked in”, creating blind spots for us, we need to engage in deep, honest self-reflection. This is hard work and the process may be uncomfortable and challenging. However, acknowledging the “blind spots” that shape our thoughts, words and actions is the starting point for fostering better relationships and crucial to success in your personal and professional life.

In this program, you will: cultivate the mindset to be bias conscious, examine biases you hold and their consequences, and explore strategies to develop bias consciousness. Bias consciousness is especially critical in the current climate, thus worthy of your engagement and effort. The bottom line is that whether you are conscious or unconscious of your biases, they have real consequences for you, as well as the organizations and communities in which you live and work.

Michel Shah is a speaker, coach and author. She is a Personal and Professional Development Professor who supports soft skills development at George Brown College.

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

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Location: Online
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