Uncovering Unconscious Bias - Halifax

Nov 20, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

145 Hobsons Lake Drive, Suite 405

Uncovering Unconscious Bias
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 9am – 12noon
Workshop Location

Workspace 145 Hobsons Lake Drive, Suite 405 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3S 0H9

The what and why of this workshop invitation

You are invited to explore, in an interactive group setting, the natural human experience of biases that may limit our ability to engage with clients and co-workers.

In most of our professions we endeavor to create safe spaces for others to become more self-aware. Becoming conscious of the limiting reality of our unconscious biases can move us to greater capacity to be present and create safe spaces with clients, work in teams and become more attentive to the cultural influences in the work we do.

As a coach and therapist with a white, male, educated background, I feel passionate and committed to become more aware of how my experience and strengths inform my view of others and ability to be present in supportive relationships. It is from this place of emerging self-awareness that I invite you to enter a group learning experience designed to expand our capacity to be curious, respectful and authentic with others.

As a group we will explore our explicit biases and uncover some unconscious biases that can limit our view of the world. With this approach we hope to develop greater cultural intelligence and the capacity to adapt and function with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.


Learning objectives


To deepen self-awareness of unconscious bias and the impact on working and helping relationships
To develop tools to self-monitor unconscious bias
To gain an understanding of Cultural Intelligence and how to adapt to cultural influences

Some details

This is a workshop for coaches, therapists, social workers, educators, facilitators and HR professionals

Registration includes the 3-hour workshop, nutrition break and a 30-minute follow-up call with the facilitator
Upon registration you will be sent a link for a short pre-workshop exercise

Professional Recognition

  • International Coach Federation: 4 Resource Development CCEs
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapists Association: PENDING
  • Letter of attendance and participation available

About the facilitator

I became interested in Cultural Intelligence and Unconscious Bias by acknowledging the impact of my race, gender, power and privilege on relationships with clients. It is from this place of acknowledging the influences on my world view that I wish to explore Unconscious Bias and create greater cultural intelligence with you.

I am a Certified Cultural Intelligence Facilitator, Professional Certified Coach and a Registered Counselling Therapist. I bring broad experience supporting counsellors and coaches to hone their capacity to create safe spaces for clients to find change in their lives. My role as a facilitator is to create a learning experience that can enhance our professional development by exploring new learning and leveraging our professional, personal and organizational strengths.
 Brian Duggan RCT PCC

Seewww.brianduggancoach.com/unconscious-bias-workshop for online registration


Registration limited to 20 people
Registration deadline: November 13, 2018

  • Early bird rate if received by October 31, 2018: $110.00 + HST (16.50)
  • Regular rate received between November 1 – 13, 2018 regular rate: $135.00 + HST (20.25)

Call 902.421.4400 to discuss rates for groups of 3 or more from the same workplace.
Payment methods: PayPal ($4.00 fee added) or mail cheque to the address below 

For further information: Brian Duggan PCC, RCT      
902.421.4400           104-50 Grandhaven Boulevard Halifax, NS B3S 0H5      
brian.duggan@marathonhrcg.com        www.brianduggancoach.com