Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that are formed by individuals outside of their own conscious awareness.
Left unattended these biases hamper individuals’ and organisations’ capability to build inclusive environments where diversity and inclusion can thrive.
Who is this course aimed at?
The workshop is for individuals and organisations seeking to leverage diversity, improve equity and make their organisations feel more inclusive. This program will benefit anyone who interacts with different cultures, whether multinational, generational, ethnic or even organisational cultures within a workplace.
The overall objective is to learn how to manage bias in interpersonal and organisational interactions.
Following participation in the program individuals should be able to apply research-based solutions for improving self-awareness and begin to take the first steps towards developing culturally intelligent strategies to make sure they do not act on biases.
Workshop Learning Outcomes
- Understand why bias matters;
- Recognise sources of explicit and implicit bias;
- Identify systemic bias in our organisations/institutions;
- Practice culturally intelligent strategies to disrupt bias.