We live in an increasingly complex world. Every day we are bombarded with countless pieces of information. In order to remain able to act here, our brain tries to filter out and interpret the most important information. We use categories, stereotypes, and memories to make the world “manageable” for us. These habits of our thinking are extremely efficient. Nevertheless, they lead to unconscious biases that lead to erroneous unconscious prejudices and bad decisions.
Unconscious biases have a significant impact on working with other people. This has many consequences: we underestimate or overestimate the competence of people, prefer people who are similar to us. In work situations, we allow ourselves to be influenced by the group. Talents are overlooked, people who are not necessarily best suited for the position are promoted and needs are misjudged. Examples of relevant fields of action are: project assignment and roles, assessment procedures, team culture and general interaction that can support or suppress highly effective teamwork. If you as a scientist are sensitized to unconscious bias, it strengthens your decision-making and leadership skills. You will learn to reflect in a different way and much better, so that decisions can be made more unbiased, objective and performance-oriented.
Target group: Advanced doctoral candidates and postdocs
Please note: Due to a large number of very short-term cancellations and unannounced absences in the recent past we would like to point out again that registrations for workshops of the Graduate Academy are binding. Cancellations are only acceptable under imperative circumstances and need to be announced as early as possible. If this is not the case, workshop places that have become available cannot be given to individuals on the waiting list or the workshop cannot be cancelled in due course in the case of low demand. In this case high cancellation fees occur. Under these circumstances the offer of the Graduate Academy cannot be held up in the medium term.
The course is part of admission "Beschränkte Teilnehmendenanzahl: Unconcious bias awareness: or how our brain ticks us".
The following rules apply for the admission:
The enrolment is possible from 17.01.2024, 02:00 to 21.04.2024, 23:59.
A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.
The enrolment is binding, participants cannot unsubscribe themselves.