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Health Effects of Subconscious Bias: Mind, Body, & Community Well-being

Course Description 
Community and connection are more important for our health than we recognize, and yet our evolutionary brains are wired to fear “the other.” When we let our subconscious minds undermine our behaviors towards members of our community, we all suffer health and productivity consequences. Becoming aware of our own biases is the first step in taking action towards more inclusive, healthier environments for everyone. 

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, attendees should be able to:
  • Identify and discuss the root of subconscious bias leading to unhealthy communities.
  • Recognize and neutralize fears associated with “the other” by reconciling implicit bias on a personal and organizational scale.
  • Recognize ways to feel comfortable with discomfort, in order to create a healthier selves and a more cooperative culture.
Duration: 61 minutes
Closed Caption: English

Business, biology, brain science: Dr. Rebecca Heiss brings the best of all three worlds together. After earning a PhD with research designated as ‘transformative’ by the National Science Foundation, Rebecca went on to hold multiple appointments in academia, and helped to found a paradigm shifting school. Described as a creative thought leader, she was honored to deliver a TEDx on a portion of her work and has built her career on helping others break through their biological ‘blind spots.’

This course offers 0.10 CEUs / 1.0 PDH. To receive CEU/PDH, the course must be viewed in its entirety in addition to completing the knowledge check with an 80%.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, the SWE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, SWE is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard.