Unconscious Bias Training
Roughly 99% of the information that our brain processes happens unconsciously, which often causes unconscious biases to occur in and out of the workplace. It is important that everybody has the knowledge to identify and tackle these biases, as they have a seriously negative impact on staff morale and productivity.
This course helps the user to train their mind to reduce bias and understand the dangers of allowing themselves to make assumptions. Additionally, it helps the user to understand the negative impact unconscious bias’ can have on organisations.
In this course you will learn:
- What unconscious bias is, the most common types, and how such thoughts are formed.
- The detrimental effects of unconscious bias for individuals and businesses.
- How to recognise and reduce your own unconscious biases.
This consists of two sections:
Section 1: unconscious bias in the workplace
The first section of this course explains what unconscious biases are developed from past experiences, and how this might lead us to behave differently towards different people. It looks at how the brain stores information and its effect on the way we think.
Section 2: strategies for reducing bias
Section 2 details the four ways of combating bias: self-awareness, acknowledging bias, challenging bias, and intentionally learning to think differently. This section discusses stereotyping, micro-actions such as body language, and the effects of making assumptions about others.
About the Course
The Unconscious Bias training course examines the different types of bias that can be formed as a result of past experiences and how this may affect the ways we think, act and behave towards other people. Unconscious bias can manifest as ‘positive’ bias, or bias in a person’s favour, or ‘negative’ bias, which may result in discrimination.
This two-part course breaks down what bias is, how it comes to be, and how you might identify your own unconscious biases and those of others, before addressing the four ways that biases can be fought and ultimately changed for the benefit of all.
Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 30 minutes to complete.
All courses translated into over 30 languages.