This course is aimed at those working in all sectors including corporate, public, charity, social purpose and voluntary and community sectors. The overall aim of the course is to help individuals in organisations begin to get an understanding of unconscious bias and a wider awareness of unconscious bias in daily activity/ behaviour. Through an innovative and engaging workshop we aim to identify solutions and processes that will combat bias and enable staff to be agents of change.
- Understand the theory and science to unconscious bias
- Explore the origins of bias, stereotypes and prejudice
- Developing a deeper understanding of our biases
- Explore how to challenge unconscious bias
- Gain an understanding of the practical steps to take towards better identifying bias
- Developing greater sense, self-awareness and mindfulness
- Be able to develop a personal development plan to minimise biases
- Be empowered to act as a change agent, driving inclusive behaviours and attitudes that promote positive workplace practices
- What is ‘unconscious bias’?
- Exploring the origins and manifestations of bias
- The impact of unconscious bias
- Identifying solutions and combating unconscious bias
- Commitment to change and actions
Who Should Attend?
It is relevant to all staff at all levels. “Unconscious bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgements and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences.”
Cultural Competency sessions are designed to take place after Unconscious Bias and It’s About Race sessions.
“Thanks for the training, it was a good opportunity for us to get together and discuss biases and their possible impacts. We want to follow up with mitigating bias or race and racism courses to develop further but this definitely got us thinking!” – Harriet Rose, Off the Record B&NES Lead
“The Diversity Trust have run workshops on race awareness for our students and on unconscious bias for our staff. Both were run with the utmost professionalism and the feedback we’ve received from participants has been overwhelmingly positive. The Diversity Trust have provided us with much need training, as well as starting important conversations in our College. We look forward to working with The Diversity Trust in future.” – David Taylor, Tutor for Equality and Diversity, St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford)
Please take a look at these links for testimonials from clients who’ve participated in the ‘Introduction to Unconscious Bias’ training:
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