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Unconscious Bias and the Board

a diverse group with two men in focus

This course demonstrates the impacts of unconscious bias, provides strategies to recognize bias in individuals and leadership group settings, and provides best practices to create and sustain an inclusive board and organizational culture.


  • Recognize and understand the impact of unconscious bias on individuals in everyday interactions
  • Notice how unconscious bias can impede the effectiveness of board members and the role of the board
  • Understand and address the consequences of unconscious bias on board performance
  • Know what proactive steps and practices to take to minimize unconscious bias in decision-making
  • What unconscious bias might look like in a board context
  • Impact of unconscious bias on board effectiveness and performance
  • Strategies and practices to overcome and avoid unconscious bias as a board and board member

Course type

3 accessible and self-paced online modules

Completion time

2-3 hours


No previous governance training required; suitable for emerging and experienced board directors and senior leaders


Ongoing, register anytime, from anywhere


Available in English only