Unconscious biases are automatic, unintentional, learned stereotypes which are deeply ingrained. They are important to be aware of because they influence everything we do and every decision we make. The effects of unconscious or unintentional bias resonate throughout the entire structure of an organisation. From the people you hire, to the processes in place, unconscious bias affects everything and everyone. However, managers and leaders who are unaware of their own unconscious biases can create homogenous, non-diverse teams which are less effective and creative than diverse ones.
Our Unconscious Bias course is digitally delivered and will help you to create environments that embed diversity, equality and inclusion.
By taking this course you will practice fairer thinking to maintain inclusive processes and practices.
Please note, this course can be delivered as virtual instructor led training (VILT), face to face, or it can be delivered with a blend of both formats. We will customise the content and duration in line with your learning and development requirements.
Unconscious bias refers to the automatic, unintentional preferences or prejudices individuals hold towards certain groups or individuals based on characteristics such as race, gender, age, or social class.
These biases are often rooted in societal stereotypes and can influence decision-making and behaviours without conscious awareness.
Unconscious bias training is a process designed to raise awareness about unconscious biases and their impact on thoughts, actions, and workplace interactions. It aims to provide individuals with knowledge and strategies to recognise and mitigate bias in order to create a more inclusive and equitable working environment.
Unconscious bias training is crucial in the workplace as it helps foster diversity, inclusion, and equitable practices.
By increasing awareness of biases and their potential influence on decision-making, organisations can create a more fair and inclusive work environment.
With training, employees can develop strategies to challenge biases, make more objective decisions, promote equal opportunities, and build stronger and more diverse teams. This leads to enhanced collaboration, innovation, employee satisfaction, and ultimately, improved business outcomes.