Presented by Lorne Epstein, Unconscious Bias Trainer, Electric Cow, LLC

Research on decision making reveals that when individuals are highly aware of their decision-making process, they can see how non-determinant data influences their thinking. This awareness mitigates bias in decision making by giving them access to a more extensive set of choices to reach their intended outcomes.

Experiential learning is an integral component of the workshops and the participant development process. The workshops include simulated experiences that transform participant behaviors through awareness. The experiential learning model builds insights by having participants do the actions in a training space that will reduce the effects of bias on decision making.

Learning Objectives

In this initial workshop, participants will learn what unconscious bias is and how it affects their workplace relationships and decision-making.

Through this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how priming bias works.
  • See how bias can affect their choices at work.
  • Conduct a personal social network analysis.
  • Develop new practices and skills to minimize bias in business decisions.

Participants will explore the following questions:

  • What is bias?
  • How does bias affect our lives and the workplace?
  • What biases do I have?
  • What tools are available to me to reduce the effects of bias in my workplace?

This program has been submitted for 1.25 credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

About Lorne Epstein:

Lorne Head Shot Suit Small 002Lorne is a world-class facilitator and adult experiential educator whose been leading active learning experiences since 1993. His talent acquisition career allowed him to build companies in the U.S., India, and Brazil by hiring right. He is a graduate student in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management at George Mason University. He has been an HR professional since 1996. His book, You’re Hired! Interview Skills to Get the Job, has been downloaded over a half-million times worldwide. Every week, he hosts The Lorne Epstein Show, where national experts share insights about the workplace. He is SHRM-SCP certified and a Lifetime Charter Member of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals.


Professional Accomplishments

  • Over 5,300 participants have earned SHRM or HRCI credit through Lorne’s workshops.
  • 4,300 HR Professionals participated and earned credit at HRCI’s Higher Standards: Advancing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on October 14, 2020.
  • Built first National Talent Acquisition Network for the U.S. Forest Service tasked with hiring 1,800 new employees annually, including 10,000 fire-season hires.
  • Enhanced the global hiring process for a software development company, achieving a 54% increase in hires.
  • Developed a hiring strategy that reduced time-to-hire by 76% and cost-to-hire by 48% for a naval architecture firm.
  • Increased employee referrals by 44% at a global software company.

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