Unconscious Bias in FOCUS

In this micro-learning course, Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., focuses on 5 simple actions we can all take to disrupt our unconscious bias. Sondra is the author of 3 Keys to Defeating Unconscious Bias and the e-Learning course of the same name. In each five-minute module, you’ll learn the techniques of Awareness, Commonality, Confirmation Bias, Empathy and Pause.

Dr. Sondra Thiederman says, “FOCUS”

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Defeating unconscious bias is a step-by-step proposition.

Dr. Thiederman guides the learner through a straight-forward process of five key elements of defeating unconscious bias. Each five-minute learning module is concise and to-the-point. The total program time is 25 minutes.

Each module consists of a video in which Dr. Sondra describes a technique for identifying and defeating unconscious bias. That is followed by a brief activity as well as post-program action steps.

These four words describe this product from SunShower Learning and Sondra Thiederman: Interactive, Practical, Skill-Based, Results

“One participant in her program commented, ‘Sondra’s presentation opened my eyes to the bigger picture and has changed my point of view.’ We couldn’t have been more pleased.”

— Dallas Porter-Stowe, Executive Director

“I would not hesitate to recommend your work to any organization that wants to clearly understand differences, to communicate in an increasingly-diverse workplace, and to effectively manage a diverse work force. Based on both my observation and the evaluations, participants in both Edmonton and Calgary overwhelmingly gained a great deal from your program.”

— Kerry Joyes, Former Director, Educational Enterprises

Dr. Sondra Thiederman teaches skills that can change your relationship with your role, your colleagues and life.

The course objectives:

  • To become more intentional about being inclusive as you work with colleagues and teams.
  • To learn the 6 relational skills (as opposed to hard analytical skills) to get the work done AND manage your relationships in the process.
  • To gain a perspective on the work you are doing and how to accomplish it with more kindness.
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  • Scalable and trackable
  • 24/7 on-demand
  • Consistent content
  • Install on your LMS
  • Completion certificate
  • Customizable

The Unconscious Bias in FOCUS eLearning course was created using Articulate RISE with utmost care for accessibility, user experience and accurate performance on all LMS platforms.  

Get a quote. Use the form to find out about licensing, pricing and the incredible support we provide once you’ve installed the course on your LMS.  If you don’t have an internal LMS, we will host the course for you on the SunShower LMS.

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Use our videos to conduct your training

Your subscription to the FOCUS Trainer’s Toolbox gives you access to all the materials so that you can conduct as many instructor-led training sessions as you like during your one-year subscription. You can utilize the link to stream the videos for your in-person or virtual sessions (on Teams or Zoom). Please note – only the facilitator will have access to this link — it cannot be accessed by individual learners.

The Trainer’s Toolbox provides all the materials needed to lead your course, including videos, slide deck and handouts. 24/7 access. No more lost DVDs or USBs. When you click “Subscribe now”, you’ll purchase the subscription and be enrolled. Then, you can send us a list of trainers to be enrolled. At the end of the one-year subscription, you’ll have the opportunity to subscribe for a new year, it is not automatic. 

  • Never lose a DVD or USB again
  • 24/7 on-demand
  • Train in-person or virtual
  • Zoom / Teams-friendly
  • Create custom sessions
  • Use any browser and OS
  • Unlimited usage within subscription

FAQ: Training formats, technical details and licensing

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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 online 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.