We Can Help You Interrupt Bias
We offer trainings, workshops, and a unique survey to help companies interrupt bias in their workplace, retain top talent, and develop diverse and creative teams. Our services help companies pinpoint where bias is occuring and offer concrete solutions. Contact us for more information on our tailored solutions for your organization.
Workplace Experiences Survey
The Workplace Experiences Survey helps organizations pinpoint if and where implicit bias is occuring in an organization. Our validated survey reliably measures the four basic patterns of bias as well as bias in basic business systems. In addition, our survey measures employees’ sense of belonging to the workplace and their intent to stay.
Our survey has a core set of validated questions. We work with each organization to personalize the core set with new questions that reflect each organization’s specific needs. Depending on the needs of the organization, we may design a sampling strategy for the survey.
We ensure accuracy and integrity in data cleaning and analysis and we work closely with the organization through the data interpretation process. We generate intuitive statistics, graphs and charts and offer them as one piece of information/evidence that the management team can use for the next step of the plan.
We work with each organization to design a tailored outreach strategy to ensure a high response rate to the survey. We compare the demographics of the organization population with the respondents to ensure correct inference of the data collected. The organization has full visibility into the survey’s responses.
We work with the organization in developing strategies for communicating the results to the larger community. Communication channels may include reports to the whole organization or its subdivisions, public postings, or presentations to the management team or beyond.
Our survey also creates a baseline for measuring change over time. We can administer follow-up surveys or other applications to measure the change of bias climate within the organization over time.
Workshops and Trainings
Professor Joan C. Williams will tailor a workshop to fit your organization’s needs and provide expert, evidence-based solutions delivered in practical and easily implementable ways.
Bias Interrupters for Managers is a two hour workshop that empowers managers to interrupt subtle bias in their workplace. The workshop describes the four basic patterns of bias and helps participants brainstorm low key ways they can interrupt bias without spending too much political capital.
Bias Interrupters/Executive Edition is a 90-120 minute workshop designed for the C suite. It teaches both individual interrupters (small steps any managers can take to interrupt bias) and organizational interrupters (small changes to basic business systems that can have big effects on eliminating bias). Participants are given toolkits that provide evidence-based tweaks to business systems, which can interrupt bias with surgical precision.
The workshops yield results: after one such workshop, 100% of participants said they had learned new strategies for interrupting bias and 84% said they were “very likely” to apply what they had learned in their work going forward. When asked what other training or resources would help them foster an inclusive climate, one participant responded “More of this! This was one of the most intelligent and meaningful sessions of this type.”
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The Center for WorkLife Law
The Center for WorkLife Law
UC Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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