Education Services

Host a Session to Learn about Implicit Bias

Project Implicit offers General Education and Leadership Sessions that focus on the science, impact, and mitigation of biases.

Collectively, Project Implicit Facilitators have presented over 325 sessions at organizations including universities, hospitals, manufacturing, financial institutions, law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, and community-based organizations.

**For the safety of our Facilitators and audiences, On-Site Sessions are on hold indefinitely.**

Education Sessions

Project Implicit offers 90-minute sessions led by Facilitators who are active academic researchers in the field of social psychology. The objectives of the session are to explore how mental processes outside of our awareness can influence how we perceive and understand reality; to learn how researchers measure and understand social cognition and implicit bias; to provide actionable steps individuals and organizations can employ to mitigate the influence of biases on thoughts and behaviors. 

Education Session Outline:

  • Exploring Perceptual, Social, and Decision-Making Biases
  • Understanding Bias in Action
  • Reducing the Impact of Bias

The content of the General Education Sessions can be tailored to audience size and industry. These sessions are currently only offered in a virtual format.

Leadership Services

Leadership Sessions focus on organizational policies and procedures by expanding on the content of the Education Sessions and providing a collaborative space for brainstorming and problem-solving. Participants will leave the session with clear, actionable steps they can implement right away as well as a framework for evaluating future decision-making related to their organization’s identified opportunities for improvement.

Leadership Session Outline:

  • Brief Recap of Mitigation Strategies
  • Identifying Areas for Improvement
  • Putting It All Together: Next Steps and Accountability

Participation is capped at 50 participants, and it is highly recommended that all participants attend a General Education Session before the Leadership Session. These sessions are currently only offered in a virtual format.

Our Facilitators

Project Implicit Facilitators are active academic researchers in the field of social psychology and have developed content to explore how ingrained habits of thought can lead to errors in how we perceive, reason, and make decisions. Organizations can be confident that the most up-to-date scientific understanding of social cognition, implicit bias, and strategies for mitigation is being presented in these sessions.

Pricing

There are a couple of different factors that go into designing and delivering these custom sessions, so we only provide service quotes after meeting with potential hosts. We do our best to provide estimates within 48 hours of an inquiry call.

Booking Timeline

General Education Sessions are tailored to the organization and audience and usually require “homework” to be distributed and completed ahead of the session. Therefore, we recommend a minimum of three weeks between signing an agreement and hosting a session.

Leadership Sessions are typically booked 7-10 days after the General Education Session. It is highly recommended that participants complete the General Education Session before participating in the Leadership Session.

Resources

Project Implicit will provide an optional Reflection and Action Plan Handout for the Introductory and General Education Sessions.

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

Please note: The facilitator’s slide deck is not considered a deliverable and will not be shared as part of the service.

Post-Session Survey

Project Implicit shares 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. Upon request, we are happy to share these survey results with client hosts or to share the questions to be integrated in an existing training survey or feedback process.

Video Recording

Project Implicit will record the General Education Sessions for people who were not able to attend the live session (i.e., limited access). For an additional fee, Project Implicit will allow sessions to be recorded by the Client to be used internally (i.e., unlimited access). 

In either case, videos are not to be shared outside of the organization or posted on a public page or website (i.e., YouTube, Vimeo, etc). 

It is not recommended that Leadership Sessions be recorded.

On-Site Requirements

On-Site General Education Sessions and Leadership 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.

Code of Conduct

In the standard Education Services Agreements, Clients are asked to acknowledge the following Code of Conduct and agree to support Project Implicit in upholding the items 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.

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.