Suitable for: All What does this mean?
Unconscious bias refers to the biases we have, of which we are not in conscious control. These biases occur automatically, triggered by our brain, making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations based on our background, cultural environment and our experiences.
Psychologists tell us that our unconscious biases are simply our natural ‘people preferences’. Biologically we are hard-wired to prefer people who look like us, sound like us and share our interests. This preference bypasses our normal, rational and logical thinking.
Managing unconscious bias is not just of benefit to others. If we can control and manage our unconscious biases it releases cognitive and emotional resources. These resources lead to better/fairer decision-making and enhanced problem solving.
The aims of this course are to enable you to:
- Review Equality and Diversity in the context of unconscious bias
- Understand the idea of unconscious bias and related concepts
- Experience how unconscious bias affects our behaviour
- Identify the impact unconscious bias has on your organisation
- Explore different ways of managing unconscious bias.
Who should attend?
All frontline staff, team leaders, managers, executives and board members.
Tahira Hussain (MBPsS), has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sector. She had a 22-year career in social work, mental health, community development and housing. Having worked in the social housing sector as part of an equality and diversity unit, Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. She is a graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She has worked as a mental health professional practitioner for a number of NHS Trusts nationally and is a private therapist providing assessment and treatment services to individuals, legal firms, schools and corporations. She is a qualified trainer on safeguarding, professional boundaries, equalities, stress management and personal development. As a freelance consultant her clients include local authorities, the education, health and housing sector nationwide.
“Tara was able to take something that I had no idea about and develop it into a thoroughly enjoyable and informative session.” – Town and Country
“Really excellent course and Tara was a fantastic trainer, wasn’t like other full day trainings that can easily get boring.” – Berneslai Homes
“This training my eyes to the things I do or say without realising I do them.” – Plymouth Community Housing
We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.
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