Implicit Bias: Understanding it's Impact on Actions & Decisions

This course is presented in a live-interactive 3 hour Webex© online format.

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Course Description

(Calibre Press is now offering this course as a 3 hour Webex© based seminar.  Should you like information on our full, 8-hour program, please contact us.)

Implicit Bias is a commonly misinterpreted term.  Often used to describe unconscious racism, implicit biases are, in actuality, much more than a singularly held prejudice. They are much more complex in scope. They are possessed by all human beings and exist for a purpose. The key questions regarding biases we hold unconsciously are: Why do we have them? Where do they come from? What are mine? And perhaps most importantly: Are they helpful or maladaptive when it comes to assessing, deciding and behaving during interactions with others?

This course is led by Calibre’s Lt. Jim Glennon, who holds a degree in Psychology, a Master’s in Justice Administration and has taught the complexity human interaction and communication skills for ever 25 years. He will dissect all biases, whether implicit or explicit, and examine whether we have any that are illicit in nature, particularly as they relate to race and cultural diversity. Biases that could cause officers to unconsciously view certain people as inherently dangerous can result inaccurate assessments, flawed decisions, unprofessional behavior and unnecessary uses of force.

We address topics that include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The current state of law enforcement & community relations
  • Diversity in law enforcement
  • The psychology of bias and its real-world impact
  • Examine the relationship between the unconscious & implicit bias
  • Bias awareness for successful interactions
  • Illicit racial bias and decision making
  • Complete communicationThe most important skill we possess
  • Force mitigation opportunities
  • Affecting organizational change: It starts at the top


This was excellent training. I loved the format, wish it would have been in person. Best implicit bias training I have taken! Finally a training that explained rather than accused.”

Assistant Chief – NE Game & Parks

I learned a great deal about our perceptions and implicit biases and how our biases determine how we react to situations.

Deputy II Perez – Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office, VA

“Excellent Course with good information that officers should hear.  Everyone has biases but it’s good to recognize the good vs the bad.  

Officer Lange – Orono Police Department, MN