Rethnking Cognitive Bias
Helping organizations understand bias and take responsibility to foster inclusion in your organization.
Inspiring Change through Education and Practical Application!
OCTOBER 1-2, 2:00 – 4:00 PM MST
Like it or not, we all have biases.
The fact is, if we have a brain, we have a bias.
A Bias is a disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea or thing, usually in a way that is closed minded or prejudice or unfair. Biases can be innate or learned. People may develop biases for or against an individual, a group, or a belief.
In this highly engaging and interactive virtual course, we will explain how biases negatively affect critical thinking, give rise to racial injustice and, even affect scientific research and its application. We will explore what bias really looks like, dive into the neuroscience behind cognitive bias, learn validated tools to debias, and have time for practical application of debiasing tools. Participants will be actively cultivating critical thinking skills – necessary to inspire personal and organizational change.
2:00 – 4:00 PM MST
- Neuroscience underlying Bias
- Micro and Macro perspective
- Cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects of bias
- How bias affects critical thinking skills
- Validated debiasing techniques
- Re-Buidling Trust
- Long Term Habit Change
- Organizational mis-steps to avoid
- 5 commitments to advance racial justice
- (2) 2 hour classes
- Zoom Webinar
- Private Landing Page with Resources
- Post Course Access: YouTube
- Small group discussions
- Collaborate with peers
- Experimention with debiasing techniques
- Scientifically validated tools to re-wire the brain
- Downloadable Tools Resource Sheets
Credentials. Neuroscience: Harvard University. Leadership: Harvard University. Diplomat at The American Institute of Stress. ICF Certified NeuroCoach. Certified Virtual Facilitator: National Speakers Association. Degree in Philosophy: Miami University. Communication Design: Parsons School of Design. MBSR, Mindfulness (Mind-Body Medicine): University of Massachusetts Medical School. EYT500: Yoga Alliance. Bestowed the title of Acharya from Shri Amritji. Michelle is a content expert for NBC, 9 News and The American Institute of Stress among other media channels.
Why work with Michelle?
Michelle is a different. Her presence is down to earth, confident, relatable and funny. She integrates neuroscience to explain behaviors and puts each topic into context, many times using humor to connect with her audience.
Once you meet her, it’s not hard to understand what makes her coaching and speaking engagements highly-respected. Her clientele includes corporations such as: Microsoft, Bureau of Prisons, Holland & Hart, and some of the largest Fortune 100 consulting firms.
"Sincere, dedicated, a truly gifted teacher."
Lorie Nelson – Teradata Corp
President, James Hubert – Discovery Land Services
"A privilege to work with her."
Megan Plunk, Nurse Practicioner – Paladina Health
"Relatable, down to earth and inclusive. Genuinely invested in helping others and changing lives."
Chief of Staff – First Descent
"This improved my work and life!"
Marla Rodriquez, VP – 9 Health
"By far the most knowledgeable, accommodating instructors I have ever worked with."
Leslie Gale – Walt Disney
"Looking forward to have you instruct for us again!"
Captain Chad A Garrett, MA, BSN, RN
Bureau of Prisons
"The immediate results are amazing!"
Terri Gates – U.S. Forest Service