Unconscious Bias – Recognizing and Reducing Prejudices and Stereotypes

Unconscious Bias – Vorurteile und Stereotype erkennen und reduzieren
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Total time 50 minutes

People tend to classify their fellow human beings into a pre-defined category system and evaluate them on that basis – but why is that? This e⁠-⁠training course deals with unconscious cognitive distortions and other unconscious thought patterns – such as prejudice and stereotypes – along with their causes. Participants will get to know various forms of unconscious bias – such as name bias, affinity bias and confirmation bias – and also receive some helpful tips on how to deal with them in a reflective way in their professional life.


Target group

  • Employees with and without leadership functions who understand the causes of unconscious bias and want to develop new strategies for dealing with them

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the meaning of the term unconscious bias and the effects of unconscious bias

  • Understanding unconscious bias as a shortcut and part of human survival strategy

  • Knowing the most common and important mechanisms underlying unconscious bias

  • Knowing and applying strategies for countering unconscious bias


Demonstrating openness
Being self-critical
Analyzing situations
Showing caution
Working in a team
Acting fairly and with integrity

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