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Thu 30 March 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
Through ongoing research conducted in various institutions around the world, it has become increasingly apparent that colleagues make choices which subtlety discriminate in favour of or against certain characteristics in a person or group.
These choices are based at an unconscious level, known as Unconscious (Implicit) bias or hidden assumptions. Biases are triggered by our brains making quick judgements and assessments of people and situations based on our background, cultural environment and our experiences.
Our unconscious biases and our assumptions need to be challenged due to the major demographic shifts which continuously bring us face to face with new people and unfamiliar ideas.
Increasingly, businesses depend on the ability to communicate effectively across differences in order to reflect its values to stakeholders, maintain profitability, secure good results and achieve a reputation to admire and inspire. It is therefore important to develop a clear understanding of how to manage biases and to recognise the value of creating an open, fair, and inclusive workplace culture.
The workshop will enable you to:
Have a better understanding of how individual and group bias impacts on behaviours, attitudes, relationships and decisions
Understand the risks and implications of negative outcomes from unchecked unconscious bias.
Identify areas of personal biases and its implications on decision making processes within a team or department
Explore avenues in mitigating the risks of unconscious biases in recruitment practices