Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Unconscious Bias

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
NCRC Administration & Facilities is partnering with the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training program to bring you three popular courses. These sessions are being offered at no cost to U-M faculty and staff, thanks to sponsorship from U-M executive officers.


NCRC, Building 10, Rooms G063 & G064  


The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions.

You will learn to:

  • Examine your own background and identities to interact more authentically with co-workers, customers and the community
  • Discuss how the brain functions, and relate how unconscious bias is a natural function of the human mind
  • Identify patterns of unconscious bias that influence decision-making processes
  • Confront internal biases and practice conscious awareness
  • Practice strategies to create transformational and systemic change in the workplace

You will benefit by:

  • Raising self-awareness, sparking conversation with others and initiating new actions
  • Enhancing your professional and personal effectiveness on and off the job
  • Positively influencing personal and organizational decisions
  • Creating stronger and more positive work relationships with others


Anyone who would like to examine how unconscious bias can affect their perceptions, decisions, and interactions


To register, please email bmckie@umich.edu (link sends e-mail) with the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Unique Name
  • Unit Name
  • Date of Course
  • Shortcode

Pre-registration with a shortcode is required as there is a $50 cancellation/no show fee. If you attend the course, or arrange for someone to attend in your place, your department will not be charged. Pre-registration is required and capacity varies depending on the size of the room.