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Course training dates

  • 28 Feb 2019 - 09:30-12:30 or 13:00-16:00
  • 30 April 2019 - 09:30-12:30 or 13:00-16:00
  • 8 May 2019 - 09:30-12:30 or 13:00-16:00

Overview 

It is becoming increasingly evident from the emerging research that we are not as rational as we might like to think when making decisions about people, whether in recruitment, performance appraisals or promotion. Your background, personal experiences, societal stereotypes and cultural context can all have an impact on your judgment's and behaviour, without your conscious knowledge.

This workshop provides a non-judgmental approach aimed at understanding how unconscious bias operates in the workplace. You will find out what unconscious bias is (and is not) and learn how it can undermine college goals and strategies. The workshop will offer you the opportunity to increase self-awareness, learn new information and get up to speed with the latest research. We will explore the Implicit Association Test and identify actions to foster equality of opportunity and begin to address individual and organizational biases with confidence.  

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe what unconscious bias is and how it operates in both individuals and organisations
  • Identify possible bias in yourself and others
  • Identify biases in your thinking and know how to manage the inappropriate behaviours that those biased attitudes can create
  • Implement practical strategies to help you deal with subtle and unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Define stereotyping, perceptions, assumptions, attitudes and prejudices and understand how these can operate outside of your conscious awareness
  • Describe real life case studies
  • Create an action plan to help you remain aware of and challenge unconscious bias at work  

Who Should Attend

This course is open to all staff members, and is particularly useful for those who have management responsibilities.

Key Information

  • Half day training course
  • Facilitated by external trainer: Dr Pete Jones
  • No charge for Imperial staff