Recognising unconscious bias can help organisations avoid discrimination and support a strong culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Discrimination is damaging and no longer has a place in today’s world. 

Those organisations who have turned unconscious bias to a conscious level have dramatically changed attitudes and behaviours which leads to better decision making. This quality of decision-making leads to improved organisational performance and higher employee retention rates. 

This interactive and practical virtual course will encourage a thought-provoking discussion that will enable delegates to self-reflect on their values and beliefs and how certain experiences have shaped their unconscious bias.  

Attend this ‘Unconscious Bias Awareness and Training’ virtual course to understand the key factors under the Equality Act of 2010 and what this means as an employer. Take away the knowledge to apply this alongside your own unconscious bias and your organisations current approach to inclusion and diversity.  

Join our trainer Judeline Nicholas and through a host of online learning methods, gain a practical toolkit to manage, and challenge unconscious bias to implement an inclusive environment in your organisation.  

Unlocking the Power of Virtual 

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need. 

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow.

09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 09:45

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • A quick video tutorial will be shown on using the key features of Zoom 
  • Breakout rooms will be used for delegates to introduce each other 
09:45 - 10:30

Definitions of Diversity and the Equality Act 2010

  • Defining Diversity  
  • The Link Between Diversity and Inclusion and Organisational Success  
  • Introduction to the Equality Act 2010  
  • Employer Responsibility  
10:30 - 11:00

The Nine Protected Characteristics

In this session delegates will look at the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 and look at the link between discrimination and the protected characteristics.  

  • Race 
  • Sex 
  • Age 
  • Disability 
  • Gender reassignment 
  • Sexual orientation  
  • Religion or belief  
  • Marriage or Civil Partnership  
  • Pregnancy and maternity  
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

What is Unconscious Bias and Discrimination?

In this session, delegates will look at the meaning and different types of unconscious bias and what this means for their organisations. Delegates will also discuss the meaning of discrimination and the different forms of discrimination.  

  • The science behind unconscious bias  
  • Common types of unconscious bias  
  • List three types of unconscious bias and where they come from
  • What is discrimination? 
  • Direct and indirect discrimination  
  • The difference between discrimination by perception and association  
  • How to report discrimination  
12:15 - 13:00

Workshop: Managing Unconscious Bias

  • What is your unconscious bias? Take a test to find out 
  • Confront and challenge your owunconscious bias – open discussion 
  • Recognising negative effects of unconscious bias 
  • Practical tips to diminish unconscious bias in yourself and others  
13:00 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course 
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another 
14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Develop an Inclusive Approach for Your Organisation

In this practical session, delegates will take away the awareness and tools to implement several models to increase diversity and inclusion in their organisations whilst managing personal unconscious bias.  

  • Carrying out a diversity and inclusion assessment in your organisation 
  • Identify the key diversity indicators and support tools 
  • Developing a higher level of cultural competence  
  • Diversity and leadership accountability  
  • Gaining the confidence to ‘stand up’ against behaviour that cultivates a non-inclusive environment  
16:00 - 16:15

Roundup and Key Takeaways

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