Bias Interrupters

Research-Based Content to Mitigate Bias

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Emtrain and the Center for WorkLife Law have collaborated to empower HR, DEI, and employee relation teams with skill-building microlessons and toolkits to help employees be more inclusive in hiring, team building, performance management, and developing organizational policies. Emtrain’s best-in-class workplace microlessons provide step-by-step instructions on how employees can interrupt bias in the flow of work, measure workplace behaviors, and recommend additional actions. Click the Preview button to see all 5 microlessons in action!  

Course Description
Emtrain Bias Interrupters microlessons focus on 5 common and pervasive patterns of workplace bias, based upon the globally-recognized leader of anti-bias research, Joan C. Williams, J.D. Sullivan Professor of Law at the University of California Law SF and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law. Each lesson delves into one form of bias and has been shown to drive positive change in the workplace.

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Course Snapshot

Course length: 25 Minutes

Audience: Managers and Employees

Key Concepts

  1. Prove It Again: Groups stereotyped as less competent often have to prove themselves over and over again.
  2. Tightrope: A narrow range of acceptable workplace behaviors is expected from women and people of color.
  3. The Maternal Wall: Bias against mothers is the strongest form of gender bias. 
  4. Tug of War: Sometimes bias against the group fuels conflict within the group.
  5. Racial Stereotypes: People of color encounter specific stereotypes based on their racial identity.

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