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Recognizing Bias
Immersive learning module
Recognizing Bias
As humans, everyone has biases, whether conscious or unconscious. Even today, parts of the workforce are unfairly excluded from experiences and opportunities for which they are qualified. From recruiting and development, to promotions and day-to-day interactions, age, gender, race, disability status, and other biases impact workplace dynamics and decisions. Recognizing bias and having conversations about it can be difficult for leaders and employees alike. Awareness, understanding and knowledge of how to manage situations where bias is making an impact, is crucial to ensuring a fair and inclusive work environment for all.
Module Details
In this ‘Recognizing Bias’ learning module, learners take on the role of a producer at a fictional large tech company. They are tasked with filling a programmer position with an experienced candidate who can hit the ground running. The learner must interview three candidates and find the right one for the role, while navigating their own biases. They will learn how to identify and mitigate the common biases found in the workplace.
Skills practiced
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Decision Making
  • Empathy
  • Impartiality
  • Resolving Issues
  • Respectfulness
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Evaluation
  • Self-Regulation
  • Stress Management
Module Details
Learning Goal
  • Learners are able to explore bias within the workplace. They will learn how to identify and mitigate gender, age, and racial bias, while discovering their own biases and becoming more aware of it.
Target learners
  • Everyone
PREREQUISITES
  • None
SUPPORTED HARDWARE:
  • Oculus Quest 1 & 2
  • Desktop Streaming
Critical Thinking Essentials Immersive Learning Series
‘Recognizing Bias’ is part of the ‘Critical Thinking Essentials’ learning series, which provides an immersive learning experience for the workforce to further develop their critical thinking ability, including to think clearly, understand logical connections, and question assumptions. Powered by Talespin’s CoPilot soft skills training platform, learners experience higher levels of engagement, leading to increased knowledge retention, greater confidence in their abilities to be successful in the areas learned, and greater commitment to implement in practice what they learned during the experience.
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