Implicit Biases: Awareness and Management in Conflict Resolution
Biases are unfair personal opinions that influence one’s judgment, whether explicit (conscious) or implicit (unconscious). They impact the information one hears and considers as well as how one interprets that information. Left unchecked, biases impair one’s ability to think critically, and can prevent critical thinking altogether. This course will explain why and how self-awareness is a necessary first step in reducing biases. Class participants will learn to understand of implicit biases, one’s own self-awareness, and the implications of both processes on the their practices, particularly in multi-cultured environments.
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Please note: Class is limited in size. Class registration closes one week before registration.
Mark B. Baer works as a mediator, conflict resolution consultant, and non-litigating family law attorney in Pasadena, California. He is a prolific writer of articles and contributions to several books.. His writings on bias, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence have been published in several popular publications. Bias -- its causes, its impact and what can be done to reduce and keep it in check -- has been a central theme running through his work.
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