Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Training

Explore unconscious bias – including your own. Use this knowledge to recognize the impact of biases in the workplace and learn strategies to prevent biases from impacting anyone’s achievement in the workplace.

Research shows that unconscious bias is a significant factor in the underrepresentation of women and racial minorities in leadership as well as other critical workplace positions. This workshop is designed to create an awareness of how unconscious bias shows up in organizational practices. Practical solutions are offered that are research-based and actionable by the participants.

This workshop begins by providing an understanding of how stereotypes create unconscious biases. Next we discuss how the intersection of demographics (e.g. gender or race) and/or physical characteristics (e.g. height or hair color) unconsciously impact workplace practices and decisions. Using interactive exercises participants learn to “see” biases as they are commonly played out in the workplace. Finally, strategies are discussed the empower participants to overcome workplace biases.

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

  • Understand unconscious bias and how it differs from explicit bias
  • Recognize how stereotypes inform unconscious bias
  • Explore individual biases
  • Identify how unconscious bias manifests itself in the workplace
  • Discuss strategies to overcoming workplace biases

Who Should Attend

This offering has been designed for women in the workplace.

Request More Information:

Contact us about Training Offered by the WLI for your employees. We're happy to provide you with more information and pricing.

What makes ERC's Women’s Leadership Development programs different?

Experienced Faculty

ERC WLI faculty are not only engaging and gifted facilitators, they are experienced business leaders, consultants, and researchers. Because our team has done the research and worked in various leadership roles within organizations, we understand how to overcome the barriers unique to women leaders. Faculty have held leadership positions in the following industries: Manufacturing, Banking & Finance, Technology, Professional Services, and more.

Business Impact

ERC recognizes the complex and multi-level barriers facing women in organization. ERC not only offers programs for women, but for leaders and everyone in an organization. All of the offerings from the ERC WLI specifically address the positive business impact of adding and advancing women.

Ongoing Support

ERC understands that there are many one-day classes and conferences focused on women’s leadership development. While these provide great ideas for women, no other offering provides an institute dedicated to women’s leadership development with the resources to provide on-going support and updated, proven strategies.

Leading Provider

For over 60 years, ERC has been a leading provider of talent development strategies, including training programs that have effectively developed leaders at all levels across the globe.


ERC offers research-based programs that have been designed by experts in women’s professional and leadership development and have proven to be successful.