Everyone has unconscious biases of one sort or another, which can affect the objectivity of our decision-making
Awareness, analysis, action
Unconscious biases cause us to unintentionally favour or disfavour certain people over others. Everyone has unconscious biases of one sort or another. That doesn’t make us bad people. But it does mean there’s often room for more objectivity in our decision-making.
Unconscious bias is most commonly raised in recruitment but it affects all areas of an organisation, including team selection, enforcement of codes and policies and day-to-day tasks, how meetings are run and who gets credit for a job well done. Learning to recognise and analyse your unconscious biases leads to fairer and more reasonable outcomes and helps to create an inclusive organisational culture.
This course uses realistic scenarios to illustrate some of the problems created when people’s biases go unexamined and offers you a range of practical techniques to help you evaluate whether a bias is useful or not.
Who should do this training?
This course is suitable for employees at all levels and in all facets of your organisation, not just human resources staff.
We also cover Unconscious Bias in our Workplace Behaviours course – more information here
- Module 1: Introduction to unconscious bias
- Module 2: Managing unconscious bias in your organisation
Do you have a policy or process, or some subject-matter expertise that you would like to add to this course?
Talk to us about ways we can quickly tailor the course to suit your needs.