Whether in our personal lives or professional, we assess and experience a multitude of situations many of which require decisions. These decisions are based on the information we have available. Some decisions are reached at a conscious level based on reason and evidence and some are influenced by our unconscious bias, based on our instinct and gut feeling.

We all hold natural biases, both positive and negative ones, it’s part of human nature. In order for us to make discussions rapidly, our brain creates categories and our brains can also unconsciously categorise people by stereotyping. In the workplace, this means that our behaviour towards a person or group of people can sometimes be based on this bias.

How do our biases develop? Are we consciously aware of how much of our decision-making is automatic, based on belief systems that we absorbed from our early lives? This course moves us away from the “good person/bad person” paradigm of diversity. A more accurate depiction is that we all have bias of one kind or another. The key is to identify and examine those biases, to consider how they impact our actions with others, in our jobs and in our lives.

When we are working under pressure, are stressed, tired and need to make decisions under tight deadlines, there is a tendency that our decisions are based partially on our unconscious bias.

The aims are to:
·       Raise awareness of what unconscious bias is
·       Analyse how we reach decisions and how it impacts on the people we work with
·       Describe and apply evidence based techniques to identify, challenge and prevent areas of unconscious bias in the workplace
·       Encourage better decision-making and help to create more inclusive and diverse projects
·       Enhance the understanding and value of developing diverse Boards of Trustees

×This course is FUNDED  for women’s organisations or projects based in London working with those affected by sexual and domestic violence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria the following applies:
If your organisation is a Member of WRC you will need to pay £25 for the full day
If your organisation is not a member of WRC you will need to pay £50 for the full

Please read our Training Policies about cancellations, late arrivals, etc. here.

Please note that we can only allow one participant per organisation. If there are two or more staff members wishing to participate on this training you will be placed on a waiting list and allocated a place if space is available.