Unconscious Bias and Conscious Inclusion
9

Monday, 9 September

7 9 pm PDT

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$55 USD
Regular Ticket
$55 USD
Total
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Questions? Read our FAQs

Unconscious Bias and Conscious Inclusion | September 9

Allison Goldberg Photo


Co-Creator, GoldJam Creative & Blogologues

9

Monday, 9 September

7 9 pm PDT

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$55 USD
Regular Ticket
$55 USD
Total
`

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

The first step in becoming a more inclusive workplace where diversity thrives is to tackle unconscious bias: a normal, omnipresent occurrence and “mental shortcut” that our brains make in order to process information. At work, bias manifests as everything from micro-aggressions (e.g. a colleague telling an unintentionally offensive joke at the expense of a person or group) to a systematic lack of inclusion (e.g. not providing women and minorities with the same strategic, career-building feedback offered to white men, which keep those groups out of executive roles). In this experiential workshop, participants deepen their ability to rewire biases and create strategies for increasing inclusion as a team.

Participants will practice: - vulnerability and empathy, in order to enhance respect between colleagues;
- challenging personal biases, identifying the range of biases and using mindfulness to question and combat them internally;
- talking about bias with one another productively, whether experiencing them, witnessing them, or becoming aware that you’ve subjected a colleague to them;
- techniques for continuous, consistent allyship;
- brainstorming “nudge techniques”, or small changes in established processes that can make a big difference, that employees can take to push out bias and promote inclusion.

Takeaways

  • what unconscious bias is, how to recognize and begin to rewire it in themselves, and the types of experiences marginalized groups face in the workplace;
  • how to support others or stand up for oneself in the face of bias;
  • how to take actionable steps towards inclusion in the office.

Preparation

None.

About the Instructor

Allison Goldberg Photo

Co-Creator,
GoldJam Creative & Blogologues

Allison Goldberg is an artist and entrepreneur whose work looks at communication in the Digital Age. She and her creative partner have several ongoing artistic projects that have been featured on Good Morning America, in Forbes, WIRED, VICE, Newsweek, and more. The pair was featured on the cover of Time Out New York, which ranked them two of "the top 10 funniest women in NYC." In addition to their performance work, Jen and Allison lead corporate trainings internationally and coach speakers through their company, GoldJam Creative. Clients include Buzzfeed, Squarespace, SoulCycle, Omnicom, Spotify, Time Warner, and many others. Workshop topics range from Public Speaking, to Pitching, to Storytelling, to Bias in the Workplace. The duo met at Yale University.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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