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This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
- 2 Strategies for Reducing Bias
- 3 What's Next?
This first section goes into what unconscious biases are, the common types, and how they are formed. It looks at how the mind works, how it stores information, and how it creates negative biases. There’s also a couple of little exercises to get you thinking about you and your workplace!
Now we look at the four key areas for tackling bias - self-awareness, acknowledging bias, challenging bias, and training our minds to think differently. We look at stereotyping, body language (micro-actions), and the dangers of making assumptions.
This section includes some simple and straightforward tools that you can use as soon as you’ve finished the course. It encourages users to identify and reduce bias right from the outset!
About this course
Cases of Unconscious Bias happen every single day in UK workplaces and they can have a seriously negative impact on staff morale and productivity. We are unaware of our unconscious biases but they are stored away in our minds and still affect the way we think and how we behave.
An example of a common unconscious bias is Conformity Bias, which is when we behave similarly to others in a group, even if it goes against what we actually believe.
This Unconscious Bias Training has been created to identify your own unconscious biases as well as any others that already exist in your workplace. It looks at things such as how they affect workplace relationships, decision making and workplace culture.
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Unconscious Bias Training certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Unconscious Bias Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Unconscious Bias Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
103 real user reviews
Good introduction to start the learner thinking about UB and showing the different types
Common sense test
What is the purpose of this test? If someone is naturally biased, and makes decisions based only on their own negative past experiences, I seriously doubt that this would change their views.
This course was explained well and really made you think about your own thoughts and bias behaviour
Well informed and multiple choice helped massively.
I found this really helpful
its taken me some time to get round to doing this online course but found it very helpful. I think it should be compulsory for all members of staff in my organisation. A real "eye opener" on how we all make assumptions about people. Lots of food for thought and room for improvement!
Especially relevant in today's climate
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Made me stop and think.
Good explanation of the way unconscious bias works subliminally. This will help me challenge my preconceptions.
Helps to be conscious of thought process
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
As it stands, there is no legislation relating to unconscious bias. However, unconscious bias can fall into the category of equality & diversity, for which, there is relevant legislation for The Equality and Diversity Act 2010.
As humans, we naturally have biases for and against all manner of things – it just means we prefer one thing over another. Some biases we’re completely aware of, others we’re not.
Our unconscious biases come from a part of our brains which make quick, automatic judgements. When these judgements are negative, they can have a significant impact on our relationships with other people, can affect how well we work with others, and can destroy productivity. To avoid this, it’s important that people are made aware of their unconscious biases so that they can think about whether they’re fair or not. This course does just that. It shines a light on your unconscious biases and encourages an environment of inclusion and diversity, benefiting both employees and the wider business.