Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Bias through Emotional Intelligence Development

Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Bias through Emotional Intelligence Development

Objectives:

To understand the importance and value of diversity in the workplace.

To become conscious of unconscious biases through emotional intelligence development.

 To create a sustainable culture where diversity is embraced and celebrated.

What is unconscious bias?

  1. Definition
  2. Personal Story – JJ’s story
  3. Activity – We are alike, we are different.
  4. Film clips – JJ’s Journey Documentary

Unconscious Bias Awareness Integration – Organization’s Mission / Core Values / Guided Principles 

Integrating “Emotional Intelligence” – Definition of Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Self Competence & Social Competence.

  1. Five ingredients of EQ: awareness, motivation / intentions, empathy, self-regulation, social skills / interpersonal skills.
  2. Leadership: Manager vs Leadership Competencies.
  3. Becoming Conscious – Applying EQ “five ingredients” practical tips.
    1. Awareness – Raised awareness
      1. Self awareness / self examination
      2. Business / workplace awareness
        1. Creating a culture of sustainable change.
    2. Motivation / Intentions – Understanding intentions and the importance of diversity.
      1. Necessary / safety bias vs hurtful / hateful.
      2. Neuroplasticity of the brain. Becoming intentional.
    3. Empathy
      1. Our perceptions and the profound effects on others.
      2. Perspective taking – putting on the lens of others.
        1. EQ practical tools – Empathy Glasses activity; taking on others’ perspective and becoming intentional with behavior choices.
    4. Self-Regulation / Self control
    5. Social Skills / interpersonal skills / connectivity / relationships
      1. Compassionate Communications
        1. Communication activity
        2. Empathetic listening
        3. Reflective listening
        4. Conflict Resolution
        5. Generational IQ
        6. Collaboration / Team Capabilities

Closing discussion /Summary

What will you do?

  1. SMART goals
    1. Individual
    2. Business
    3. Discussion: shared insights / goals
  2. To learn more about JJ’s Journey

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Unconscious Bias workshop at the USFS/BLM GROW conference in 2018. I think it is a good idea to take time out to examine your own mind set, the bias you feel in certain situations, without being self-aware that you actually feel that way. It made me aware of certain factors that I know influence my bias and will prompt me to look at the wider picture by being more open minded,” Debra Watt