Business professionalism: bias and behaviour

About this module

In this experiential learning module on Business Professionalism, the learner takes on the role of Director of PlatformDevelopment at HR-Ports. HR-Ports is a medium-sized technology company that provides human resources software as a service. The company is well established and has received several awards and accolades as a leader in customer satisfaction, reliability, and trustworthiness.

In this module, the learner is challenged when a colleague they are working with exhibits unprofessional behaviour in the area of gender bias. They will need to identify the problematic behaviour presented by their colleague, recognize the bias they are displaying, and demonstrate professional behaviour while attempting to resolve this matter.

Subject Matter Expert

The Ametros module was developed in collaboration with:
Richard Dixon
Program Director – Academic Coordinator
Faculty of Business, Athabasca University

Learning objectives

Throughout this learning module, the learner will:
  • Apply tactics fornavigating difficult conversations
  • Practice allyshipprinciples
  • Learn how to influenceleaders through effective self and group advocacy
  • Developan understanding of privilege

Skills experienced and assessed

  • Empathy
  • Professionalism
  • Persuasion
  • Recognizing bias in the workplace
  • Advocacy
  • Advocating for yourself
  • Advocating for others

Learning outcome

By the end of the module, the learner will have developed the ability to recognize bias and inequity in the workplace. They will understand the importance of advocating for other professionals regardless of their gender. 


The learning module will take learners 2 to 3 hours tocomplete.

Implementation options for higher education