Rethinking Cognitive Bias
Inspiring Change Through Education and Practical Application
Rethinking Cognitive Bias
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.
What to Expect in the Course:
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.
Day One – Lecture
September 23, 3:30 – 5:00pm MST
What is a Bias
How does Bias affect us in the Workplace
Effects on Decision Making & Critical Thinking
Validated De-biasing Techniques
Day Two – Practical Application
September 24, 9:00 – 10:30am MST
Scientifically validated tools to re-wire the brain
Problem Solving/ Tool Application
Organizational Mis-steps to Avoid
5 Commitments companies can make to advance racial justice
TOOLS & RESOURCES
All resources will be downloadable on Sept 22, 2020
Michelle’s education is in Neuroscience & Leadership from Harvard University. She is a Diplomat at The American Institute of Stress and an ICF Certified Master Executive Neuro Coach. Michelle was a Virtual First Responder for the Harvard Medical School, coaching front liners to manage the impacts of COVID-19. Michelle has a 10 year background in Eastern philosophy and is honored to have been bestowed the esteemed title of Acharya (one who teaches by how they live) by Shri Amritji. She brings a depth of experience, wisdom and science to everything she does.
Throughout her 31 year career as a 3x entrepreneur, she has overcome overwhelming business and personal challenges which have helped her understand mindset, positive psychology, and develop practical tools to help you master stress and lead with authenticity and inclusivity.
Labeled by CNN as a thought leader in neuroscience and leadership development, she routinely brings refreshing new approaches to improving performance and bottom-line.
Partners & Clients
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School – Teaching Hospital, Microsoft Corp, Academy for Brain Health and Performance, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Mayo Clinic, American Institute of Stress, US Forest Service, USDA, Small Business Administration, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Federal Executive Board, Bureau of Prisions, FEMA, National Park Service, Office of Program Management, General Services Administration, Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Albrecht Women’s Care, 9 News/9 Health, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, Holland & Hart,
"Michelle has perfected her craft. Working with her was a pleasure. Her extensive knowledge in leadership theories, emotional intelligence and neuroscience was was foundational to our work."
C. Sattazahn – Colorado Dept of Transportation
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