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what is bias?

We define bias as our automatic associations with a person, group, experience, or thing that lead to unintentional or intentional advantage or disadvantage for individuals or groups. These automatic associations are informed by societal messages and individual experiences, and disproportionately harm those with marginalized identities.

Be Equitable offers learning experiences focused on bias ranging from keynotes and interactive training to an incredible eLearning program to help your organization reach its potential.

Selected images from some of our bias offerings, inclusing eLearning, courses and particpant workbook.

what we offer:

interactive courses:

This engaging two-hour course is designed for participants involved in talent management processes to gain foundational knowledge and skills in implementing bias mitigation strategies. Through interactive discussions, activities, and scenarios catered towards your organization’s learning needs, participants will be equipped to disrupt bias to create inclusive and equitable team member experiences throughout all aspects of the organization’s talent management system. 

Two-hour virtual instructor led training and learning application guide. This course is designed to give participants the skills to disrupt the impact of bias in their interactions, behaviors and decision making by implementing Be Equitable’s PAUSE model. 

A four hour virtual instructor led training (with the option to break up into two sessions) is designed to deepen individuals’ understanding of bias and provides them with strategies to be active disruptors and mitigators of bias for an equitable workplace.

Two-hour or 90 minute virtual instructor led training grounded in self-reflection, and helps participants develop awareness of how their first impressions can lead to biased decision making in the workplace.

Two-hour or 90 minute virtual instructor led training that tailors our standard Exploring Everyday Bias course for healthcare settings. 

Two-hour or 90 minute virtual instructor led training is an introductory course that helps learners develop an awarness of racial bias in the workplace, and provides skills to help mitigate that bias in the future.

Keynotes and digitial product offerings:

Invisible Influencers is an eLearning course that serves as an introduction to unocovering and mitigating bias in the workplace. This course is designed to help learners recignize and address the impact of unconcious bias by challenging assumptions, encouraging diversity of experience, opinion and expression and supporting a workplace culture that actively strives to be more inclusive. 

In a series of six short videos, the Press PAUSEvideo series allows you to create micro-learning opportunities for disrupting bias by walking participants through each stage of the PAUSE model. This engaging series uses storytelling, animation and real-life cases studies to help learners understand and implement the PAUSE model into their daily lives.

The 90-minute virtual keynote uncovers how hidden biases impact organizations and invites participants to reflect on their own biases. Participants are inspired to take action to mitigate their own biases in the future.

Be Equitable offers custom keynotes to help meet the needs of your organization. We’ve collaborated with companies across the globe to design a keynote that will inspire action and postive change. 

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Join us for an engaging and interactive Zoom panel with Be Equitable team members who will discuss important issues currently facing the LGBTQ+ community, explore the power of allyship, and transforming workspaces that foster a sense of belonging for all.
Listen, learn and connect with other DEI colleagues and changemakers who every day bravely speak the truth about how together we can create a just and equitable world for all. We hope that you will join us.

This session is part of our #BE365 series which celebrates, educates, and highlights cultural moments and under-represented voices throughout the year.

Cook Ross is now BE Equitable

These past few years have been incredibly tumultuous and evolving, where we have witnessed how complex and messy our world is.

In a world of tick-a-box trainings and quick fixes, we at Be Equitable are going after something more satisfying -- we’re here for the transformations. For the forward thinkers and future leaders who know the journey is long and are still ready, we see you and we want to partner with you.

Let’s go beyond the buzzwords to create workplaces that work for people of all races, ethnicities, identities, and abilities. It won’t be neat. And it certainly won’t be simple. Our BE team is ready and committed to get it done.

As we enter this next chapter of our story, we invite you to BE bold, BE inclusive, and BE authentic to the vision you have for yourself and your organization. And together we can create workplaces that are just and equitable for all.