Unconscious bias

Bias and judgment are a fundamental part of the brain's unconscious architecture. However, when used against each other, this same bias can be highly destructive. This workshop will support participants to understand the neuroscience behind unconscious bias and the subsequent impact on their relationships and interactions.

Max 12 participants
100 mins

Impact

On your business

  • Greater workplace relations – by addressing unconscious bias, companies reduce the negative impact this may have on relations within teams, facilitating a calmer and healthier working environment, that facilitates productive and effective working.
  • More positive recruitment process – organisations can ensure they are recruiting employees based on the best talent, as opposed to any potential unconscious biases.
  • Increases diversity and inclusion within the company – by preventing bias within the workplace, employees are respected and valued, as well as feeling that the workplace is a safe space to express their views.

As a result of this workshop participants will

  • Be aware of the types of unconscious biases that may present in the workplace and how these biases can lead to prejudice.
  • Understand their personal responsibility in addressing and reducing unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Feel motivated to address their own unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Be able to take action to call bias “out”, “in” or “on”, where appropriate to do so.
  • Be proactive in reducing the risk of unconscious bias in the workplace.

Learning activities

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Workshop

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Discussion

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Online resources

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Action plan

Want to know more?

Bias and judgment are a fundamental part of the brain’s unconscious architecture. For much of our lives, it saves you having to re-learn the world every day. However, when used against each other, this same bias can be highly destructive.

This workshop will support participants to understand the neuroscience behind unconscious bias and the subsequent impact on their relationships and interactions. They will explore how this bias can present in the workplace and consider their shared responsibility to address unconscious bias and reduce the risk to themselves and others.

Participants will explore the science behind why we all have unconscious biases and dig deeper into some of the biases that impact us most in the workplace, reflecting on some of the situations with the most potential for bias to present itself. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, participants will explore the practical steps they can take to mitigate unconscious bias, creating an action plan for an upcoming work-based situation where biases have the potential to creep in. 

Who will benefit?

Team members working together

Team members

who are working in teams closely with colleagues but require intervention to prevent unconscious biases impacting team wellbeing/dynamic.

Team Leaders/new managers

who are looking to increase their confidence in addressing and preventing unconscious biases within the workplace.

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