Overcoming (un)conscious bias for innovation

Course information


Course title

Overcoming (un)conscious bias for innovation

Duration of the course

3 hours masterclass

Course Timetable

1:00 am to 4:00 am CEST / 9:00 am to 12:00 pm AEST

Course Content

Whether we want it or not, stereotypes and biases are a part of our life. In this workshop, we will uncover
why and how biases come into existence and how they affect our perception, behaviour and interactions –
and inevitably hinder innovative potential of individuals and organizations. The participants will get to
reflect on their own preconceived assumptions and biases, as well as ways to challenge them. We will
reveal the benefits of diversity for individuals and organizations and discuss what approaches are most suitable to combat prejudice in our workplaces and communities; especially in light of the increasingly
polarized dialogue around multiculturalism in modern society.


  • Understanding of (un)conscious bias
  • Self-discovery
  • Organizational know-how of diversity initiatives that foster innovation

Training methods

  • Exercises
  • Workshop
  • Videos
  • Mini-lecture

About the Instructor

Betina Szkudlarek

Betina Szkudlarek
Linkedin Profile

Life is a learning journey.

Betina is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Business School. Her work has
been published in top-tier international journals and featured in multiple national and international
media outlets. She is the lead editor of the SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural
Management (2020). Betina has worked with numerous multinational corporations and not-for-profits
on fostering global leadership excellence. Her clients include Shell, BMW and T-Mobile. Betina holds
the post of a Strategic Sustainability and Growth Consultant with the United Nations Alliance of
Civilizations (UNAOC).

Course Level


Total Length

3 Hours


30 July


1:00 am to
4:00 am CEST

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