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An Introduction to Unconscious Bias

This programme covers the fundamentals: why we have biases and how they impact our behaviours and decisions at work.

As the global war on talent continues to hot up, so does the pressure on business to attract and retain the best possible talent. However what business does and what science knows are too different things. Hiring managers globally continue to hire people who simply look and sound like them.

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This introduction to unconscious bias workshop draws on the fields of social psychology and behaviourial science. The workshop provides participants with a framework for assessing bias decision-making, following our triple A learning process:

Awareness: Here we provide an overview of the psychology of bias, providing answers to questions such as what is unconscious bias and how does bias impact on individual and group behavior and decision-making in a business environment? The awareness element covers:

  • An overview of key cognitive and social biases including affinity bias, confirmation bias, attribution error, gender benevolence as well as the halo and horns effect
  • The role and impact of mirco-behaviours (aggressions and affirmations) on individual and group performance
  • The impact of In-group and Out-group dynamics on team performance
  • Understanding the role of social networks and privilege at work

Application: Understanding the psychology of bias is not rock-science. That’s why our programme moves swiftly from the theoretical to the practical. The application stage:

  • Uses business lead case studies which allow participants to explore the impact of bias decision-making across the talent life-cycle, including recruitment, work allocation, performance management, team relationships and customer insight
  • Uses a range of highly inter-active learning techniques including video based drama scenarios
  • Encourages individual self-reflection and analysis using the Implicit Association Test (IAT)

Actions: Our programme focus on the ‘so what can we do?’ question. We provide our clients with research lead actions that are designed to mitigate bias. These actions cover individual behaviours as well as group decision-making. They are linked to the talent themes discussed above.

Start your learning now by downloading our free guide: An Introduction to Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (And What Business Can Do To Address This).

Find out more about our course: email us at info@vercidaconsulting.com

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Consultancy

We assist our clients to embed diversity and inclusion within their businesses by: Undertaking diversity audits and developing inclusion strategies; conducting policies reviews and by de-biasing and inclusion proofing organisational decision-making frameworks.

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Leadership

As the global business landscape changes as does the need for a new inclusive style of leadership. We support our clients to drive business performance through the development of inclusive leadership using a range of leadership development programmes and assessment tool.

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Assessments and tools

Our range of assessments and tools are designed to help our clients to develop individual self-awareness and team effectiveness through behaviour change and system re-design.

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Virtual solutions

Our virtual learning solutions are design to offer businesses with a range of flexible and cost effective learning tools in world increasing being defined by agility and diversity.

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