Education Services

Host a Session to Learn about Implicit Bias

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

Collectively, Project Implicit Facilitators have presented over 350 sessions for companies and organizations including universities, hospitals, manufacturing, financial institutions, law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, and community-based organizations.

**Project Implicit has re-opened booking for on-site sessions. Due to a limited number of available speakers, we recommend that you start the booking process at least two months in advance. We will continue to provide virtual sessions as well.**

General Education Sessions

Project Implicit offers General Education Sessions that explore how mental processes outside of our awareness can influence how we perceive and understand reality. Participants learn how social psychology researchers measure and understand social cognition and implicit bias and how individuals and organizations can mitigate the influence of biases on thoughts and behaviors through concrete, actionable steps. 

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 Session is appropriate for any audience size or industry. These sessions can be presented in a 60-minute, 90-minute, or 2-hour format.

Leadership Sessions

Leadership Sessions are facilitated discussions that expand on the content of the General Education Session. The content and the discussion are participant-driven and include small group and full group discussions. By engaging in this collaborative space for brainstorming and problem-solving, leaders and decision-makers not only identify opportunities for improvement but also learn how to review and evaluate future decision-making.

Leadership Session Outline:

  • Brief Recap of Mitigation Strategies
  • Identifying Areas for Improvement and Addressing Implicit Bias
  • 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. There are a limited number of Leadership Sessions offered each month. They are typically presented in a 90-minute or 2-hour format.

Ongoing Coaching and Support

Leaders and decision-makers looking for ongoing support are welcome to book additional check-in sessions with Project Implicit Staff. By engaging in small group discussions and facilitated dialogue participants will report on their progress implementing the mitigation strategies from the General Education and Leadership Sessions, report on their progress creating or modifying policies and procedures, and develop new approaches to hiring, managing, and evaluating their teams. Ongoing Leadership Sessions are typically booked 2-4 months after the initial Leadership Session.

Leadership Session Outline:

  • To Be Determined by Participant Group

Participation is capped at 50 participants. These sessions are only offered in a virtual format and are presented in a 60-minute or 90-minute format.

What Participants Are Saying*

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

* Last Update: May 2021

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

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of participants found the speaker engaging

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 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 General Education and Leadership Session slide decks are 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 for Virtual Sessions

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.