Unconscious Bias

Date: 03 December 2020

Time: 09:30 to 12:30

Aim

The aim of this workshop is to help delegates become aware of any biases they are currently unaware of, and to challenge them by:

  • understanding how unconscious bias works
  • recognising and acknowledging their own hidden preferences, assumptions and biases
  • knowing how to think more critically and consciously when making decisions
  • being aware of the dangers of prejudice and stereotyping other people
  • looking at how unconscious bias affects decision making, working relationships and organisational culture.

Objectives

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • analyse the danger behind the concepts of stereotypes for the workplace
  • explore the implications behind discrimination in the workplace
  • understand the cognitive processing behind the development of our values systems
  • through examining a sociological & psychological model behind the evolution of our values.
  • analyse some our own lives and individual case studies to demonstrate some common
  • types of Unconscious bias. 

Duration

1/2 day

Audience

All staff

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  • Summary:
  • Related Board:
    • National Services Scotland
    • Public Health Scotland