Today’s workplaces are expected to be equitable, diverse and inclusive. One of the biggest barriers to achieving such a workplace is our biases. While we all have biases, it is important to be cognizant about them in our actions. In the workplace, biases can hinder our ability to make thoughtful and informed decisions about who to hire and promote. Biases can also shape a workplace’s culture, impacting everything from contributions that are valued and rewarded, to retention practices.
In this webinar, we will explore different types of bias, how they contribute to systemic barriers that many historically and persistently marginalized groups face in the Canadian workforce, and strategies to support ‘debiasing’. By the end of the session you will have a deeper understanding of biases; how they work, how they can limit diversity and inclusion and what to do to interrupt these beliefs, attitudes, and stereotyped ways of thinking that impact our behaviors and decision making.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Identify what biases are and why we have them
- Explain how biases can limit diversity and inclusion
- Challenge biases that impact our behaviors and decision making