Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias

WILL Interactive
Updated Jun 16, 2020

Using a unique interactive movie choose-your-own-experience format, Unconscious Bias covers the basic concepts of unconscious bias and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The course provides eye-opening opportunities to shift perspectives and experience the world in a way that challenges us to examine how we think about the people around us.

In Module One (Definitions and Basic Concepts), users navigate a scenario where they encounter two quite different individuals in a familiar setting. Through these engaging interactions, basic definitions are put into context and users are gently reminded of the need to recognize, understand, and deal with their own possible biases.

In Module Two (Bias in the Workplace), users assume the role of Brad Nelson. Brad is a new employee, and he’s experiencing an office culture that is very different from any he’s ever known. Through a series of decision points, Brad has to deal with his boss, co-workers, and direct reports in situations that offer nuanced insights into possible unconscious biases and their possible effects in a diverse workplace.

In Module Three (Unconscious Bias Exercise), users are put in a completely different workplace and asks them to make quick judgments based on very little information. In a quick-hitting exercise, a variety of viewpoints from a diverse group of people becomes a tool to examine how first impressions, biases, and stereotypes may influence attitudes and decision-making.

Unconscious Bias includes a combination of scenario modeling, branching decision points, remediation through teaching text, interactive exercises, beautiful graphic design and the power of story-telling. The content is presented in a way that respects the intelligence of your audience, positively effects their attitudes and behaviors and raises retention levels for long term impact.