When Bad Biases Happen to Good People: A Primer on Recognizing and Interrupting Implicit Biases

Production Date: March 12, 2018 Practice Areas: Ethics Estimated Length: 3696 minutes


$ 59 Ethics In Stock

Implicit biases are subconscious beliefs (including attitudes and stereotypes) that affect people’s understanding, actions and decisions. Implicit biases may be positive or negative. This course takes a look at the way that our implicit biases impact the way we interact with each other and how biases have caused good people to justify or perpetuate injustices in our legal system and in society. It also provides tools for interrupting bias in ourselves and others.

This course, presented by attorney Mirna Santiago, is practical, innovative and demonstrative, which makes it effective for either the Diversity and Inclusion novice or expert.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Implicit Bias and the systems it arises from
  2. Demonstrate how one obtains/absorbs implicit biases
  3. Discuss why recognizing and interrupting implicit bias is important
  4. Obtain guidance on recognizing implicit bias in yourself and others
  5. Develop practical and effective ways to interrupt bias when you see it
Tiffany M.
Portland, OR

Spectacular presentation! Ms. Martinez Santiago deftly addressed this minefield of a topic with grace, confidence, and perhaps most importantly, humility. I only wish everyone had the ability to hear what she has to say.

David M.
Poulsbo, WA

Awesome CLE. Disappointed at the number of attendees

Sonia G.
Albuquerque, NM

Phenomenal speaker and topic. You should offer more along these issues.

Karin I.
Crestwood, KY

Very well done.