Diversity & Inclusion: Counteracting Unconscious Bias

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Counteracting Unconscious Bias

There is no such thing as a workplace that lacks diversity. Despite decades of legal and social reform aimed at reducing discrimination in the workplace, inequality continues to be a significant problem in all societies and most workplaces.

In this course, you will identify the perceptual and psychological processes that impact the way that individuals interact with people who are demographically dissimilar from them. You will examine the psychological processes that impact decision making within organizations and identify how professionals can design better work practices and help to more effectively leverage the potential among employees.

As a trained psychologist with research and consulting expertise related to diversity and inclusion, Cornell University Professor Lisa Nishii is uniquely positioned to help course participants understand the complex dynamics underlying diversity challenges and opportunities within organizations.

Key Course Takeaways

Identify the dimensions of diversity that matter most in organizations and why

Recognize unconscious bias and how it affects the way that people perceive, evaluate, and react to others

Identify interventions that will help override errors in judgment and decision making

Applies Toward the Following Certificates
  • Diversity and Inclusion

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