Humanities Social Sciences
We are constantly making decisions that affect others. Unbiased decision-making is key for any person working or studying in diverse contexts.

Course Details

Language English
Duration 3 weeks
Effort 1 hrs/week

In our work environment and in everyday live, we are constantly in situations where we take decisions that affect others, whether as colleagues, managers or in everyday interactions. Unbiased decision-making is a key asset for many reasons. Ethical, but also from a “business” point of view.

At the end of this course, you will be able to : Explain how implicit bias come about and how they can affect ones perception, judgement, and decision-making; Identify manifestations of implicit bias in your professional or educational environment; Assess risks of implicit bias in specific settings and procedures, such as recruitment procedures; Apply appropriate measures to mitigate them.


This is a introductory class. No specific prerequisits are required.

Course instructors

Marianne Schmid Mast

Marianne Schmid Mast est professeure ordinaire de comportement organisationnel à la HEC de l'Université de Lausanne.

Ses recherches portent sur les interactions sociales, la communication verbale et non verbale, les hiérarchies de pouvoir, la formati…

Carine Carvalho

Carine Carvalho est spécialiste des questions d’égalité, d’inclusion et de diversité au travail et dans la formation. Elle est titulaire d'une maîtrise en sciences sociales et d'un Executive Master en administration publique. Depuis 2019, elle dirige le B…

Hélène Fueger

Helene Fueger est titulaire d'une maîtrise en sciences politiques et d'un Executive Master en administration publique. Depuis 2015, elle est déléguée à l'égalité des chances à l'École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Helene Fueger a une longue e…

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The University of Lausanne (UNIL; French: Université de Lausanne) in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of theology, before being made a university in 1890. The university is the second oldest in Switzerland, and one of the oldest unive…

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