Unconscious Bias

Why is it important to be aware of unconscious bias?

We all have unconscious biases. They are the result of how our brain collects and stores information for our use. The brain is amazing at doing this, however the information that is stored in not always an accurate reflection of our environment or experiences. We often hold distorted or inaccurate information without realising it. For example, when was the last time you made a decision about someone without really thinking about it, because they reminded you of someone you used to work with (and didn’t like!) or they come from the same part of the country as you (so must be great!)? How accurate is the information that you are using to make a decision about that person?

This can become an issue when these unconscious biases unknowingly affect our attitudes, behaviours and decision-making. Raising self-awareness, and understanding our own unconscious biases, means that we can consider situations more objectively and make more accurate decisions. In the workplace this raised awareness can improve diversity, tolerance and acceptance. All of which is good for the business and good for the people who work there.

This 3-hour workshop explores:

  • What is unconscious bias?
  • What is the effect of unconscious bias?
  • Identifying your own unconscious biases.
  • Combatting unconscious bias.

 

Duration: Half Day Credits: 1.0
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm Member Cost: £150.00+VAT
Max. Delegates: 12 Non-member Cost: £225.00+VAT