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This training course is broken down into 4 sections
- 1 Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
- 2 Strategies for Reducing Bias
- 3 Management Responsibilities
- 4 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.
Section 3 looks at best practice for shortlisting CVs, conducting interviews, and hiring and promoting staff – we look at the common mistakes that are often made when management rely on their unconscious biases to help with these decisions. We also take a look at team dynamics and the importance of an Inclusive Culture.
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
A bias is a judgement or opinion that’s based on our own thoughts about someone or something - rather than the reality or the facts. Biases are natural (we can’t help having them) but they shouldn’t go unchallenged.
We have conscious biases which are biases we’re aware of, and we have unconscious biases which we’re unaware of - but they are stored away in our mind and they still affect what we think and how we behave.
This Unconscious Bias Training course has been created to explain how you can identify your own unconscious biases and any that exist in your workplace. It looks at how they affect decision making, working relationships and your organisation’s culture. Fundamentally, this training offers practical tools for reducing the negative impact that unconscious bias can have on your organisation.
By identifying, challenging and reducing bias, management can create a more communicative, diverse and successful workforce.
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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 for Management 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 for Management 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.
94 real user reviews
very interesting and thought provoking
A very enjoyable and thought provoking course. It is interesting looking back and recognising situations and events that may have had different outcomes. With this knowledge It would be a worthy experience looking forward to discuss and chalenge ourselves within our organisation to promote our further growth.
Really useful. Good duration & content.
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
A life learining skill obtained.
A very informative and self searching training session. I thought it was so valuable I want to share the training experience not only with my team and collegues but also with my three daughters who are 26, 28 & 30. I feel it has huge potential to make a conscious difference to everyones perecptions! A life learining skill obtained.
Thought provoking, engaging, practical
Thought provoking and concise but comprehensive. The graphics and presenter's style (and relevant, appropriate self-disclosure!) were engaging. I liked the practical 'do this now' component of the training and discovered some biases in myself that I wasn't previously aware of and so I also have a takeaway goal to work on immediately.
Really thought provoking material
Really thought provoking material delivered in an engaging (considering the medium) way. The reference to Project Implicit was useful too.
Very informative, clear and concise
Good training module, covers a lot, very easy to follow and understand
Demystifies the topic
A great simple and clear journey through the topic of unconscious bias with lots of examples to illustrate the point.
Far too simplistic -
The course needs to be more nuanced. There was a question at the end which I got wrong. It was this. "It is important to use past experiences to make judgements and decisions about new experiences." Put bluntly and stand alone like this, of course the answer must be true, whereas the required answer was false. It would be dangerous and impossible for humans to always put aside past experiences - that is how we develop wisdom, learn to better navigate the world, notice detail that we can store up to help make the world a better place. (The owl of Minerva flies at dusk.) The training is meant to tell us to remember to put a mental check against those past experiences - not set them aside!
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:
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