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Understanding Unconscious Bias

Course Introduction

Unconscious Bias is innate in us all and, without our awareness, it can have significant impact on the way we think, the decisions we make and how we treat other people. This session helps attendees to understand the concept of bias and what to do about it.

To make meaningful change, it is crucial to address bias, both in our people and our processes.  In order to transform our approaches, we need awareness, skills and practical tips.

What will participants learn?

This course introduces Unconscious Bias both in concept and in practice. It explains ‘The What, Why and How’ of unconscious bias, to help participants become aware of what bias is and what it does. We cover some practical skills and scenarios, and some tips to enable participants to reduce the impact of bias.

This workshop is relevant to all colleagues, of any seniority.

Key Objectives

Participants will:

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Increase their understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion as business imperatives

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Understand unconscious bias in
theory and practice

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Increase their awareness of the impact of bias on our judgement and decision making

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Understand how to interrupt and mitigate the biases that frequently come into play

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Commit to taking practical actions

for themselves

Content

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Evidence of the value of diversity from the standpoint of people, clients, brand and performance

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What do we mean by unconscious bias? How does it link to inclusion?

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Interactive discussion on the factors influencing our bias, and the impact of bias on judgement and decisions

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How does it play out at work? Relatable scenarios to consider and explore

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What can I do to address unhelpful biases? Practical ways to mitigate / interrupt bias to ensure fairer and more objective decisions

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Participants share an action or learning point they are taking away

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Working with
Inclusive Group

Inclusive Group will work with you to understand the context for your workshop. This involves a 20-minute discovery call where we explore:

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The background and ‘cultural norms’ of this topic in your organisation

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An overview of the participant group(s)

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Scenarios or examples relevant to your organisation that we can use during the workshop

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Anything else pertaining to the successful delivery of the workshop

Details

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Virtual delivery via Inclusive Group Zoom or your own platform

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In-person delivery at your office or offsite venue (travel expenses will apply)

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Suitable for up to 25 participants

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Customisation of workshop content is available (design fee will apply)

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Please contact us to discuss how this workshop will complement your current EDI activity

Follow-Up

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Talk to us about our additional learning tools, such as nudges, videos and podcasts, to deepen and extend your participants’ understanding and application of this topic.

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