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 supervisors, team leaders and managers and human resource staff. Everyone with responsibility for employee welfare.
Tahira Hussain has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sectors. She had a 16-year career in social work, mental health, community development, charity and the housing sector.
Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. As an experienced project manager Tahira has delivered a range of projects, these include equality and diversity, domestic abuse awareness and inclusion strategies. Tahira has worked across a range of customer groups, including young people foyers, care homes, sheltered schemes and refuges in a contractual and consultancy capacity delivering therapy support, engaging with service users and training staff. Tahira delivers one to one and group coaching to young people and families to develop confidence, increase self-esteem, develop goals and manage wellbeing.
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