UC Managing Implicit Bias Series

As part of UC's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, this systemwide program was created to increase awareness of implicit bias and reduce its impact at the University.

These six self-paced, interactive online courses complement our existing equity and inclusion programs and can be completed individually, together as a series to earn the UC Managing Implicit Bias Certificate, or as a part of the People Management Series and Certificate.  As members of the UC community, being aware of implicit bias and how it impacts the way we work and interact with others is especially important. 

Who Should Complete

  • All employees are eligible and encouraged to complete the full series of courses
  • All people managers are strongly encouraged to complete this series
  • Anyone wishing to complete the UC People Management Series and Certificate; The Implicit Bias Series is now part of the Core Courses of the UC People Management Series and Certificate
  • NOTE: In order to be eligible to attend the UC People Management Conference  you must complete this Implicit Bias Series as part of the UC People Management Series.

Obtaining the Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion for this Series will be printable from your UC Learning Center transcript once completed. (See instructions at bottom of page.)

Completing the Series

Open and complete each course by selecting the name of the course from the list below.

It is highly recommended to complete "What is Implicit Bias?" first.

Managing Implicit Bias Series

Courses and Descriptions

Course Name

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1.) What is Implicit Bias?

Describe how the brain uses shortcuts and schema to process stimuli.

Explain how attitudes, stereotypes and biases form.

Differentiate between explicit and implicit biases.

2.) The Impact of Implicit Bias

Describe ways in which implicit bias can affect our actions. 

3.) Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias: Awareness

Assess your implicit biases.  Recognize situations wherein you are more prone to the influence of bias.  Recognize external factors that make you more prone to the influence of bias.  Evaluate whether you are being influenced by bias.  Understanding awareness and humility.

4.) Common Forms of Bias

Understand the common forms of bias.

5.) Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias: Mindfulness and Conscious De-biasing

Learn ways to minimize the influence of implicit bias.

6.) Managing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process

Decouple the design procedures/structures that protect against biases by diversifying search committees, gaining more ideas, perspective, awareness, sensitivity and tapping into diverse networks.

Access your certification of completion:

  • Login to the UC Learning Center
  • Find the activity “CURRICULUM: UC People Management Series and Certificate”
    • Alternatively, you may choose "CURRICULUM: UC Managing Implicit Bias" to print that certificate
  • Click on the activity name, and a window will open for that activity
  • In the top right corer, select the drop down arrow from the OPTIONS button
  • Select DIPLOMA
  • Select EXPORT TO PDF
  • Save (and print) your diploma