Consent and Leadership 3: Bias and Awareness Gaps

Wed, Aug 2, 2023 from 10am - 12pm (Pacific)

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Humans have many biases and awareness gaps (things they don't know they don't know). 

As leaders, our biases and awareness gaps come together to not only affect how we respond to issues around consent, but they can also impact who feels welcome in our spaces and organizations for years to come. 

In this workshop, we will practice identifying different types of bias, from cognitive to cultural, and after taking an honest look at the impact they've had on our spaces, we'll discuss how you can use your power as a leader to counter bias and create culture change. 

Who is the Consent and Leadership Series for?

Anyone in formal and informal positions of leadership who finds their work expanding to include issues around consent, such as ethics, interpersonal conflict, and harm. If you host events, teach, organize, manage, or supervise people; if you are just the one people go to when a problem around consent comes up; if you care about creating consensual spaces and have some power to influence others — then this series is for you. 

What else should I know?

  • This is an online class via Zoom. Zoom link and instructions will be emailed the day before and 30 minutes before the workshop begins.
  • Each workshop will be recorded for later viewing. The slides will also be made available.
  • Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this time zone converter to see what time the class will be for you:
  • Pay-What-You-Can tickets are open to anyone who needs them. Choose the ticket that is best for you.
  • There are also a small number of discounted tickets available. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please inquire.
  • Please let us know by email if you have any questions, access needs, or things that would aid in your learning:

About the Consent Academy:

The Consent Academy is an educational collective originally based out of Seattle, WA, currently with volunteers all over the world. Our mission is to teach about consent in all of its complexity, aspects, and potential. With over 60 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone, from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is part of everyday life and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities. For more information, visit us at

online via Zoom

Seattle, WA