What It's All About...

BIG PICTURE

Identify deep-seated implicit biases, explore how they impact decision making, and learn to recode them in a proactive and empowering way. With a specific focus on gender biases, this class unpacks how biases impede gender equity – and how to bust them.

SKILLS GAINED

  • Understand the background processes that lead to biases
  • Discover a suite of biases, including implicit biases, and unpack how they affect decision making
  • Learn to identify biases and how they are playing out in your brain and in the world around you
  • Develop the capacity to bust past and recode biases (yours and others')
  • Understand how stereotypes form and how to recode them
  • Uncover how implicit biases and gender biases are impeding gender equity
  • Learn how to intervene to boost empathy, and overcome the biases that are impeding equity


COURSE OUTCOMES

This class will help you identify deep-seated implicit biases that lead to snap judgments, and it will give you the tools to start recoding them in a proactive and empowering way. You'll learn about a whole suite of biases, including implicit biases, uncover the ways in which they affect decision making, and learn tricks for busting past them – both your's and other people's. You'll also uncover the background process that leads to biases in the first place – learning how our minds comprehend the world, filter information, trick us into thinking particular ways about things, and use the categorization strategy that can lead to reductive thinking. Through a fascinating case study on the research and development of the Gender Equity toolkit, you will discover how biases are perpetuating the status quo of inequity and will gain tools to overcome biases, build empathy and work towards achieving gender equity. By the end of this course you'll have developed more mastery over your cognitive processes, and, as a result, will be able to make more ethical and considered decisions in your interactions.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

Design disruptor, creative boundary pusher, and sustainability provocateur, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu  embodies the innovation that instigates positive environmental and social change. A designer, social scientist and entrepreneur, she is internationally recognized as a global leader in sustainability, design, systems thinking and the circular economy. As the creator of the Disruptive Design Method Leyla is invited to work with governments, corporations and organizations around the world supporting their transition to a circular and sustainable future.  For her work, Leyla has won several awards and was announced in 2016 as Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme. She is frequently invited to speak at high-level events around the world with her mainstage TED talk having collected over one million views. She is the founder of Disiprt Design and the CO Project Farm in Portugal. As founder of The UnSchool she is constantly exploring new ways of rapidly transferring knowledge and capacity to people interested in making a positive impact on the planet.