Unconscious Bias Training for your Workforce

Our Unconscious Bias Workshop enables participants to gain an understanding of how the brain makes quick judgements and assessments of people and situations; learn how biases are influenced by background, cultural environment and personal experiences; and reflect on how they might affect work and organisations.

Our approach combines the science and theory behind unconscious bias training with practical tools, strategies and frameworks that can be applied immediately by team members in their day-to-day work.

Sign up to one of our upcoming Unconscious Bias Workshops.

What is Unconscious Bias?

Unconscious Bias (sometimes known as Implicit Bias) refers to the associations between various qualities and social categories (such as race, gender, disability or class) that we generally are not aware of.

Why is it important to address Unconscious Bias?

Failure to address unconscious bias in the workplace can have negative consequences including:

  • Individuals feeling excluded and being less productive and engaged as a result
  • Individuals not being wholly appreciated and recognised or having their potential realised
  • Exclusion of potential new audiences and customers
  • Instances of workplace bullying, unlawful harassment or discrimination
  • Potential legal ramifications of this harassment and the costs associated and reputational damage.

Promoting a culture of respect for difference encourages diverse ideas to be expressed, and these diverse ideas lead to greater creativity and innovation.

With that diversity comes:

  • an ability to better reflect and respond to client and customer needs
  • a greater sense of every team member being valued which leads to more engaged employees and, generally, a happier and more productive work environment
  • improvements to the perception of the business as being fair, having integrity and promoting positive values.
  • a greater understanding and appreciation for existing and potential key stake-holders.

Duration, Format and Delivery

In addition to bespoke in-house training we also offer regular public training sessions.

The 3 hour Unconscious Bias Workshop enables participants to:  gain an understanding of how the brain makes quick judgements and assessments of people and situations; learn how biases are influenced by background, cultural environment and personal experiences; and reflect on how they might impact on work and organisations.

Participants are encouraged to consider how they can be more mindful moving forward.

Prices depend on the training time and number of participants.

Please get in touch using the form below to discuss a bespoke quote to fit your needs.

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“I’m taking away a real sense of my ability to create change, and feeling empowered to do that. I feel I’ve got everything – a massive toolkit to be able to go in and make some changes, and in a really positive way, as well – this isn’t a compliance issue, this all makes absolute sense: makes me ask why haven’t we been doing this all along? I don’t feel daunted about going back and tackling this. I’m looking forward to educating people who see this as just a box ticking exercise. I expected to go away feeling daunted: now it feels like I’m going to be sharing a passion.”

Report on the impact of Unconscious Bias training.

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