Unconscious Bias Training
Unconscious bias, also known as hidden or implicit bias, is a preference for a person or group of people that individuals unknowingly have in the back of their minds. Our unconscious biases influence the decisions we make every day and they are, by definition, beyond our awareness. Our biases are influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences. Developing an understanding of how to recognise and manage our unconscious biases is essential for creating fair, inclusive and discrimination-free workplaces. Unconscious bias influences our decision making, team dynamics, our behaviour towards the target of the bias and is often a factor in recruitment and selection decisions.
Aims and Objectives of the Workshop
This workshop will assist participants to:
- Develop an understanding of what unconscious bias is and what are the most pervasive areas of bias
- Gain an understanding of the impact unconscious bias can have on decision making and on the recruitment and selection process
Outcomes from the workshop
- Following attendance at the workshop the participants will be able to:
- Recognise their own biases and identify the steps they can take to counteract, interrupt and reduce unconscious bias to improve decision making in the areas of recruitment, policy and process development and people management.