Tackling unconscious bias and prejudice

Our brains process enormous amounts of information every day. So it doesn’t get overwhelmed, it often makes shortcuts and applies rules of thumb without you knowing to save energy – this is bias. Other times we are aware of our beliefs, and prejudice take over. Often when our thinking is biased or prejudiced, our work outcomes are suffering. Like when misdesigning a workshop after incorrectly assuming: we have lots of older people, let’s add an extensive technical check-in. Not only is it a huge loss of business opportunity, it is also painful for the people at the receiving end of our bias, prejudice and discrimination.
How can you recognise and respond to unconscious bias, prejudice, bullying, discrimination and harassment at work? Discover how you can create a work environment where bias and prejudice are tackled, all people are appreciated, and collaboration and work flourishes.
In this interactive workshop, you’ll discover:
  • What unconscious bias and prejudice are, how they manifest in the workplace and how they affect performance, relationships and workplace culture.
  • How you can respond effectively to bias, prejudice and bullying as the person harmed, an observer, the person doing the damage or as a leader. Including a game with our examples and a practice lab using your experiences with bias, prejudice, bullying, discrimination and harassment.
  • Examine the impact of unconscious bias and prejudice on individual and team performance to provide best practices for creating a more inclusive and respectful work environment.
  • Explore the role of diversity and inclusion in combating unconscious bias and prejudice—learning strategies for interrupting and challenging biased thoughts and behaviours and role modelling inclusive behaviour as a leader.
  • Use practical tools and resources for addressing and combating unconscious bias and prejudice on an individual, team and organisational level.
Interesting for:
Anyone who wants to learn how our brains work and counter bias and prejudice to create a more inclusive, respectful and better-performing work environment.
  • 1 day
  • Online or on location
  • Small group of 4-12 participants