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Project Implicit offers virtual and on-site Education Sessions that focus on the science, impact, and mitigation of biases, attitudes, and stereotypes in order to improve decision-making and inclusivity.

It’s no secret that the effectiveness of traditional “implicit bias training" is often questioned. In fact, in some studies, raising awareness of specific biases has actually been found to strengthen them.

Project Implicit focuses instead on helping participants to recognize how bias affects their personal and professional relationships, identify their blind spots, and mitigate the impact of bias on their behavior and decision-making. 

Collectively, Project Implicit Facilitators have presented to over 500 companies and organizations across industries including higher education, K-12 education, healthcare, finance, law, international NGOs, community-based organizations, and manufacturing.

Faculty Keynotes

Explore how habits of thought like bias, attitudes, and stereotypes are formed, how they influence your interactions with the people around you, and how to mitigate their impact on your decision-making in this research-focused session. These sessions are presented by Project Implicit-affiliated professors and are available in a virtual or on-site format.

Workshops & Webinars

Bridge the gap between awareness and action while creating measurable, lasting change within your organization. The concepts presented apply to many identity groups and across industries. Sessions are available in both on-site and virtual formats to meet your organization’s audience and objectives.

Skill-Building Pathways

Tailor your education, team-building, and support to specific teams or committees within your organization. Pathways are specially curated content to address common issues facing teams, managers, and leaders within an organization. Custom pathways can also be created to support your unique objectives.

What Participants Are Saying

of participants left the session with concrete strategies to mitigate the negative impact of unwanted biases

of participants found the general content interesting

of participants would recommend the session to their friends, family, and colleagues

of participants found the facilitator engaging

“This was by far the best session I’ve ever attended on implicit bias. Amy was engaging, smart, and had a perfect way of connecting over Zoom.”

Virtual Participant
Industry: Nonprofit

“This was the first session on this topic that didn’t make me feel guilty or like a ‘bad’ person. Instead, I feel empowered to make better decisions and be a better leader.”

Virtual Participant
Industry: Finance

“I found the science behind implicit bias and our how our brains process information really interesting, and something I didn’t know before.”

Virtual Participant
Industry: Media

“I appreciated the evidence-based approach. I didn’t know very much about this topic, but now I am eager to learn more about how I make judgments, especially about other people.”

Virtual Participant
Industry: Civil Service

General Logistics & Planning

Booking, Scheduling, & Priority Fees

We typically book a minimum of 60 days in advance. If sessions are requested less 30 days in advance, a 20% priority fee will be applied.

Who Are These Sessions For

We are happy to accommodate audiences of all shapes and sizes, from a room of 25 leaders starting a diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative to 1,000+ individuals learning about the topic of implicit bias for the first time. 

That said, there are some topics and formats that are better suited for smaller, more intimate audiences. Our team looks forward to working with you to customize a session – or sessions! – for your organization.

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Take-Away Materials

Client Contacts will also be provided with a Mitigation Strategies Handout to share with participants after the session.

Note: Sessions are typically not recorded, and slide decks are not considered deliverables. If either are requested, additional fees will apply.

Post-Session Survey

At the client’s request, Project Implicit will share an anonymous, post-session survey for participants to measure their familiarity with the concepts and content presented, the impact of the session on their intention to implement the strategies discussed, and their general interest in additional training on related topics. We are happy to share these survey results with client hosts or to share the questions to be integrated with an existing training survey or feedback process.

On-Site Set-Up

On-Site Sessions require a projector, screen, microphone, and podium/lectern. If Project Implicit is required to provide any of these items, procurement fees will be passed to the client upon invoicing. Depending on the audience and objectives, we may also send supplies (including easel flip charts, markers, and printed materials) to the on-site location ahead of the event.

Code of Conduct 

Client hosts are asked to acknowledge the following Code of Conduct and agree to support Project Implicit in upholding the terms below:

  • Please avoid interrupting the speaker during the presentation. We invite you to share your questions in the chat (for virtual sessions) or wait until the designated Q&A.
  • Please don’t share screenshots or recordings of the speaker or the presentation slides on social media. We encourage you to share what you’ve learned in your own words.
  • Be respectful and courteous to your fellow participants. For virtual sessions, please keep your mic on mute if you are not speaking.

Session Request

From time to time, Project Implicit is able to make exceptions and speak for less than the quoted fees. These exceptions are based on the nature of the organization, the level of tailoring requested, speaker availability, and whether travel is required.

If you would like to learn more, please submit an inquiry form.

While we cannot meet all requests, we may be able to recommend other speakers in our network that may fit your budget.

Disclaimer

Project Implicit’s objective is to provide education on general topics, including inclusion and diversity awareness. Provision of an educational session does not imply a guarantee against litigation for discrimination. Diversity seminars themselves are unlikely to reduce litigation and may increase employees’ awareness of potential discriminatory situations. Project Implicit is not responsible for any potential litigation concerning possible discriminatory practices by the Client.