Unconscious Bias Workshop

Unconscious Bias Workshop

Often during times of stress and pressure, we can easily revert back to our unconscious biases.  In our current climate characterised by challenge, change and uncertainty, there has never been a better time to shine a spotlight onto the common human biases and how we can challenge them for more inclusive and diverse high performing cultures.

“We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.”

 – Frank A Clark

The term ‘cognitive bias’, coined by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman in 1972,  simply means “our tendency to filter information, process facts and arrive at judgments based on our past experiences, likes/dislikes and automatic influences.”

The Unconscious Bias Workshop is designed to help leaders and employees recognise when they might be acting or behaving on the basis of unconscious bias, and to provide them with ways to challenge those biases and counteract them.

To allow us to create an inclusive, diverse and high performing environment, we must understand how unconscious bias impacts on crucial areas such as decision making, recruitment and engagement with each other and the company.

In the Unconscious Bias Workshop, we focus on :

  • Understanding Unconscious Bias – the many types and the difference between bias, stereotyping and prejudice.
  • The role of Unconscious Bias in decision making, recruitment, discrimination and staff engagement.
  • Recognising and Talking about Bias – practical ways to challenge our own biases, consciously break habits and do things differently.
  • Creating an Inclusive and Diverse High Performing Culture.

Outcomes :

  • Understanding of the role and nature of bias, how to recognise them in ourselves, in others and in processes.
  • Awareness of Unconscious Bias for better decision making.
  • Increased confidence in having honest conversations about bias.
  • Strategies for creating a more inclusive workplace.

To find out more please contact Catherine McIntosh