Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Unconscious Bias

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Medical School Facilities is partnering with the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training program to bring you DEI 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, Room G063


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 with the following information:

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