Challenging Unconscious Bias

Overview

Explore diversity, improve inclusivity and tackle stereotypes in the workplace.

All humans have a natural preference for people who look like us, sound like us or share our interests. This form of bias could be unconsciously impacting on our decision-making in the workplace.

Unconscious bias takes effect at various stages during employment; as early as the recruitment stage.Challenging unconscious bias occurs when we understand what unconscious bias is, recognise its prevalence in the workplace, and learn how to identify, address and reduce its impacts on our actions and decisions.

Session Outline

The workshop is divided into three parts:

  • Examining what unconscious bias is and where it comes from.
  • Exploring the impacts of unconscious bias on others in the real world.

Considering and discussing strategies that may help to reduce and manage unconscious bias and its consequences in the workplace; managing personal bias, personal and organisational strategies, and organisational cultural change.

Selection Criteria

This program is recommended for all staff.A maximum of 20 places are available per session.

Nominations

Refer to the Training and events calendar for a nomination form.Please ensure to follow your agency nomination and application process.

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Last updated: 28 November 2017