Defeating Unconscious Bias

    What is unconscious bias? If a bias is unconscious, what can we do about it? Learn 5 concrete actions that you can practice to identify and disrupt biases. We all have bias. We’re not bad people for having it. What we do next is what’s important. 

    As Deborah Dagit, former Chief Diversity Officer of Merck, Inc., put it, “The solutions suggested in Defeating Unconscious Bias support change without blame.”

    Characterized by its high production values, interactivity, and realistic workplace examples, Defeating Unconscious Bias offers immediately applicable tools that will make a real difference in your workplace.

    Test Drive the unconscious bias course now!

    Learn the 5 strategies to disrupt your bias

    ouch that stereotype hurts, how to speak up against stereotypes

    “SunShower’s Unconscious Bias e-learning is the most engaging e-learning product I’ve seen. We are getting very positive feedback. It is the first time we’ve seen people making a point to tell us how good the training is. Stellar! ”

    — K. Riley, Training Specialist
    Fortune 500 Company

    “As part of our company’s commitment to DEI, we have leveraged several of Sunshower Learning’s courses. The content is on point and delivered in easy to consume, fun methods. We receive positive feedback from our team members and leaders on the Inclusion in Action, Microaggression and Unconscious Bias courses. We love being able to offer such thought-provoking content!

    — Jennifer H.
        Director, Training

    The point isn’t to get people to accept that they have biases, but to get them to see [for themselves] that those biases have negative consequences for others.“When we speak, we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

    — Theresa McHenry, HR Director, Microsoft UK

    Spanish (LATAM) & Canadian French versions

    Fully translated and dubbed into the local language.

    The Spanish language version of Defeating Unconscious Bias is truly accessible. Cómo vencer los prejuicios subconscientes: 5 Estrategias.

    Cover image for the Spanish version of Defeating Unconscious Bias. Cómo vencer los prejuicios subconscientes: 5 Estrategias

    The Canadian French version of Defeating Unconscious Bias is truly accessible. Combattre les préjugés inconscients : 5 stratégies.

    Cover image for the Spanish version of Defeating Unconscious Bias. Cómo vencer los prejuicios subconscientes: 5 Estrategias

    FAQ: Training formats, technical details and licensing

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    A unique take on educating about implicit bias

    There are dozens, if not hundreds, of trainings about unconscious bias and its damaging impact on the workplace and on individuals. SunShower’s program not only raises awareness about what unconscious bias is and why it’s harmful, Defeating Unconscious Bias teaches behavior change techniques that help a person counter their biases. Without action skills, raising awareness is just waving the white flag of surrender to one’s conditioning. The course is based on the work of Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., an author and speaker who has helped thousands organizations tackle bias, one step at a time.

    In what formats is your training offered?

    We offer our training programs in three formats:
    • Self-Paced Online Learning – asynchronous e-Learning course
    • Trainer’s Toolbox – provides access to our videos, Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and handouts
    • Interactive Live Webinars – SunShower experts deliver training in customized workshops on Zoom

    What is Self-Paced Online Learning?

    The streaming video course includes the video and offers a bit more information and experience for learners. It’s still short – just 15 minutes! The course has a 10-question quiz at the end and offers a downloadable completion certificate.

    With a 1-year license, you can add this SCORM 1.2 course to your Learning Management System and offer it to your employees inside your own training ecosystem. You can train a handful of people or thousands. Select the level of usage you anticipate and purchase here, or book 20 minutes with Joel Lesko, SunShower’s Producer/President, to craft a custom license.

    What is the Trainer’s Toolbox and how does it work?

    The Trainer’s Toolbox is designed to replace DVDs and USBs. No more, “Who’s got the USB?” or “Uh-oh, we lost it”. All the materials that used to reside on a DVD or USB are now easily accessible from the SunShower Learning website, ready for you whenever you conduct a training. The Trainer’s Toolbox can be used for in-person or virtual training sessions, regardless of your computer’s operating system. You can play the videos full-screen and and present on Teams, Zoom and other virtual platforms.

    Your subscription includes full access to the videos as well as a downloadable Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and PDF handouts. And, pricing is flexible, based on team size: small (1-5 facilitators), medium (6-14 facilitators) or large (15-29 facilitators). Upon subscribing, you’ll receive an email from our website with the link and login credentials.

    How is the Self-Paced Online Learning course different from the Trainer’s Toolbox?

    The online course is designed for individual, self-paced use by logging into your own learning management system (LMS) or accessing SunShower’s online LMS. In contrast, the Trainer’s Toolbox is a set of resources (videos, a Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and handouts) for you and/or your team of trainers to use to conduct your own instructor-led training – in-person or on virtual platforms like Zoom.

    Are your courses accessible?

    Accessibility is not just about captions. We are committed to the highest values of accessibility. To achieve that, our roadmap includes not only the basics – transcripts, captions, alt text, and many more features – but also the Extended Audio Description (AD) and other critical corrections. Inclusion is built into every aspect of our work. Each course is at a different stage of development.