Unconscious bias affects every one of us; it is relevant no matter who you are or what you do.
The strongest business case lies in raising awareness amongst senior leaders, managers, human resources and customer facing staff. It is also the next logical step for organisations that have already ‘done’ Equality & Diversity training and are wondering, “What’s next?”.
Unconscious Bias in the workplace is mitigated through Workshops, Testing, Coaching, or a combination of all three. We specialise in tailoring development Unconscious Bias Training solutions to meet the unique needs of individual customers. Together we can identify the right balance of elements to meet your organisational objectives within budget.
Programme length: 1 or ½ Day
Discrimination is destructive and counter-productive. We know that people discriminate consciously due either to prejudice or ignorance. What is less known is that people often make choices that discriminate against one group in favour of another without even realising they are doing it. What is perhaps more striking is that it is against their own conscious belief that they are unbiased in their decision-making.
However, once awareness of bias is raised from the unconscious to the conscious level, attitudes and behaviours change and improve the quality of the decision-making process resulting in a far-reaching impact on organisational performance.
This fast-paced workshop will demonstrate how this can happen and will equip participants with skills, understanding and practical, usable strategies to guard against unconscious bias. This ensures a genuinely fair and inclusive workplace where people are selected and valued solely for their business skills and abilities.
Programme length: 1 or ½ Day
It’s unusual to find senior leaders who are consciously hostile to diversity, after all, the positive impact of diversity on business success and resilience are proven. But we all have ‘limiting beliefs’ that we are perhaps unaware of and since your leadership teams influence future strategy and direction. It’s vital they are working free from the damaging influence of bias.
Giving your leaders facilitated space to recognise and challenge these ‘limiting beliefs’ enables them to make new choices about how they behave and the decisions that they take. Both in terms of their own leadership and in influencing organisational strategy.
Once awareness of bias is raised from the unconscious to the conscious level, attitudes and behaviours change and improve the quality of the decision-making process. The impact is far-reaching.
This fast-paced, experiential workshop will demonstrate how this can happen and will equip participants with skills, understanding and practical, usable strategies to guard against unconscious bias personally and organisationally.
Programme length: 1 or ½ Day
There are numerous studies reporting the impact of unconscious bias on recruitment and selection. For example, BAME vs white ‘sounding’ names, overweight people, those with a weak handshake or tattoos, and of course gender (to name just a few!)
As a result, organisations are missing out on great talent; inadvertently encouraging some candidates through micro inequities and affinity bias or discouraging or disregarding others, without even realising.
Failing to address this can mean that we limit diversity and unknowingly shape company culture. This can have profound impact on the success of an organisation. A great example of this can be seen in analysis by Catalyst who found that companies with more women board directors, outperformed those with the least on three financial measures: return on equity (53%), return on sales (42%), and return on invested capital (66%).
By raising awareness of bias from unconscious to conscious levels and providing simple tips to guard against unconscious bias, we are equipping our recruiters and managers to recruit and select without bias and to manage fairly and objectively.
Programme length: 1 Day
Getting Inclusion & Diversity right creates a happy, harmonious and committed workforce that can drive first-class service delivery. However, Inclusion and diversity, alone, are not regarded as being enough to extract maximum value for a company in terms of its employee value proposition, productivity and profitability.
In the past, leaders were expected to have all the answers. Modern day thinking has developed further into the idea that excellent leaders champion the principle of Inclusive leadership. Inclusive Leadership allows leaders to gain the full benefit from the diversity of their workforce. They have a keen focus on culture, relationships and decision making at each level of the organisation, ensuring any negative effects of unconscious bias are counteracted as much as possible. Inclusive leadership is not so much a destination but rather a continuous journey.
This 1-day programme has been developed to take your manager on the first steps of this journey and to help them become role models for inclusive leadership behaviours. This programme can be customised to include sector or issue specific case studies and media clips to enhance learning for your managers. It can also be appropriately pitched for first line, middle and senior managers.
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The solution was tailored to the University’s development needs, flexible to suit varying levels of existing knowledge and designed to encourage plenty of discussion and debate…
We designed a poignant, interactive and practical Unconscious Bias programme in the form of a step-by-step, easy to follow training manual…