There is a sudden buzz about implicit/unconscious bias training. What is it, why should we be aware of it, does it have value?
To answer the last question first, it has definite value if we want to know more about ourselves. Implicit bias refers to the personal choices that we make based on our life experience. These choices tend to be automatically triggered, and in most cases serve us well as a kind of shortcut without having to think through every option. Why do we choose to deal with the older, more experienced person? Or conversely, the younger person? Our life experience, combined with stereotypes in our mind, make those decisions for us.
The real danger of not understanding our individual unconscious bias is when it comes to decisions like hiring. Do we tend to choose the person that looks and talks and acts most like us? Do we tend to rule out people that are not attractive, or that are from a different ethnic background? Unconscious bias should not be confused with prejudice. Individuals know it when they have a prejudice, but are not aware of their own implicit bias. It’s an important distinction because self discovery leads to change, and it leads to broadening the selection criteria.
Awareness allows us to change, so the goal of implicit bias training should be to increase awareness, not to prejudge, or lecture, or impose guilt. The more we know about ourselves, the better choices we can make, leading to a fuller and richer spectrum of life.
Yes. Training is far more effective when it is taught in the primary language of the worker. That is why all of our trainers are bilingual and can deliver the trainings in English, Spanish or both in the same training.
Bullying and abusive behavior is a significant component of our training. Sexual harassment prevention training is not just about sex any more. It is really anti-harassment training and besides bullying it includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
Yes. Prior to each training session we consult with ou on your company's policies and we then articulate them as part of our training.
Watching a video does not connect. We are all easilty distracted. In person training that is interesting is able to connect with people, to engage them. We are also able ot field questions and provide discussions and answers.
Because the actual incentives, whether monetary or prizes or points, is not the prime motivator. Showing appreciation, providing recognition, and encouraging safe behavior is more important, but it must be done on a regular basis. That is what our progam provides.
Si tiene un grupo mixto de empleados que hablan inglés y español, nuestros capacitadores atenderán esa situación. Todos nuestros capacitadores son bilingües y podrán responder preguntas tanto en inglés como en español.
If you have a mix group of English and Spanish speaking employees, our trainers will cater to that situation. Our trainers are all bi-lingual and will be able to answer questions in both English and Spanish.
Eso no es problema. Nuestras tarifas por sesión cubren un total de 50 personas. Si tienes más de 50 personas, cobramos $ 10 por persona. Solo asegúrate de tener el tamaño adecuado para la capacitación.
That is not a problem. Our per session fees, covers a total of 50 people. Should you have more than 50 people we charge $10 per person. Just make sure you have the right size room for the training.
Siempre que nos demos cuenta de cuáles son sus solicitudes, sin duda podemos programar más de una sesión de capacitación por día.
So long as we have notice of what your requests are, we can certainly schedule you more than one training session per day.
Safety Bingo is a game. You are trying to get the message across that safety is the most important part of their job. So playing a game sends the opposite message. Our program is motivational because it engages. Monthly in-person meetings connect and demonstrate the importance of safety.
Safety bingo is a game. You are trying to get the message across that safety is the most important part of their job. So playing a game sends the opposite message. Our program is motivational because it engages. Motnhly in person meetings connefct and demonstrate the imporance of safety.