Unconscious Bias Training
What happens after we have done the Diversity and Inclusion Training and organizations are still facing challenges?
Unconscious Bias affects every area of our lives. Unconsciously, we tend to want people who look like us, think like us and come from the same backgrounds similar to us. We believe they are the “right fit” for our business, organizations, and communities.
We also like to think we are open-minded and objective, but research has shown that our beliefs, values gained from our families, cultures, social location and our life experiences play a significant role about how we view people who are different from us.
As a result unconsciously our biases impact our judgment and decision making, in the area of recruitment, promotion and retention of staff. In a typically masculine world the number of women on boardrooms are also impacted. People from underrepresented groups are often left out of conversation.
What we think about minorities, how companies invest and nurture talents into senior positions and seeing the importance of a diversity perspective and diverse workforce are of significance in today’s ever-changing world.
Bias comes in many forms, from assuming stereotypes in the media, our role models and our surrounding environment.
Unlearning our beliefs about others is important for us to reframe, and begin value what every person bring to the table.
The objective of the training is to challenge our beliefs, attitudes towards people of difference and how to welcome, value and harness those differences around us.
· How can unconscious bias be challenged?
· What does it mean to have a diverse and inclusive workforce?
· What impact does unconscious bias have on the way we treat others?
This training is designed to assist all professionals and anyone who is responsible for recruiting, engaging employees and have a general interest in addressing their unconscious bias.
The training can also be customized to meet the need of individuals, organizations, and communities
Here are some comments from previous training sessions.
Unconscious Bias Training: "The uplifting and reality of the training on Unconscious Bias. Please come back again for more training"
"The topic and discussion were important and meaningful. Glad to have participants"
"Apply the knowledge from today to my life & work . Change my attitudes and in a place to make change"
"Change in thinking - starts with me"
"Engaging and important informative that is relevant and practical."