Uncovering Unconscious Bias - Halifax

Apr 9, 2019 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Workspace Bayers Lake Halifax NS

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, facilitators and HR professionals
  • Registration includes the 4-hour workshop, break, lunch 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 CEUs
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapists Association: 4 CEC hours
  • 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 a 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

Registration and Fees
Registration limited to 20 people
Registration deadline: April 5, 2019

Early Bird Rate received before March 26, 2019: 150.00 + HST (25.50)
Regular rate received between March 27 and April 5, 2019: $175.00 + HST (26.25)
Lunch and breaks included
Call 902.421.4400 to discuss rates for groups of 3 or more from the same workplace.
Payment methods: E transfer to brian.duggan@marathonhrcg.com, PayPal ($5.00 fee added) Credit Card ($8.00 fee added) or mail cheque to address below
Register for Uncovering Unconscious Bias https://www.brianduggancoach.com/unconscious-bias-workshop
If you are interested in holding a workshop for your organization please call Brian at 902.421.4400