Unconscious Bias Conversation
Exploring & reflecting different biases
Speaker: Olla Jongerius | Diversity and Inclusion & Intercultural Trainer & Consultant
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Target Group: Everybody who wants to dive deeper into the definitions of Unconscious Bias & reflect on themselves
Attendee Number: 25
Did you know that our brain receives 11 million bits of information every second? That’s a lot of decisions to make! And guess how many of those decisions are conscious? Only 40! Our brain is smart! And lazy: in order to act fast and not freeze every second, it makes shortcuts known as a cognitive schema, something our brains use to help us organize and interpret information as quickly as possible. And what happens when we assume and make snap decisions? We tend to make mistakes, stereotype, categorize and put people into boxes, influenced by our society and the media… which could result in favouring someone who is similar to you, making costly business decisions or rejecting an amazing candidate!
Everyone has a bias, as long as you have a brain! In this Unconscious Bias Conversation, we will explore different biases like affinity, halo effect, gender, confirmation, group think, anchoring and many others and explore how we can train our brain to slow down, reflect and remove biases from our decision-making process. We will also discuss how to call out biases in others and change procedures and team agreements that are biased by design.
The event format:
In our trainings participants receive an intense and particularly practical learning experience. The trainers impart knowledge and guide processes of self-reflection around diversity, equity & inclusion. Complex questions are explored in depth and the knowledge gained is applied to the participants‘ own (corporate) context.
About the Speaker:
Olla Jongerius (Certified Diversity Icebreaker, Diversophy and Cultural Detective trainer) is a Diversity and Inclusion & Intercultural Trainer and Consultant as well as an active SIETAR member (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research). Olla is a Russian-born, New Zealand-raised, Germany and Spain educated trainer with working experience from Russia, South Korea and Australia, currently based in Berlin, Germany. She speaks fluent English and Russian and has a good grasp of German and Spanish. Olla represented New Zealand at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Conference in Bali and worked on a draft resolution for Unity in Diversity presented to UN representatives, including the former Secretary-General Ban-ki-Moon. She holds a BCom in International Business and Marketing, a Diploma of Languages in German and Spanish of the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a Diploma in Professional Coaching of the Southern Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
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