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We all suffer from unconscious bias. Neuroscientists believe that more than 99% of the decisions we make and the actions we take are outside of conscious awareness. Most of the time we operate on autopilot – relying on deep-in-the-brain biases, preferences and assumptions that operate largely automatically.

While these mental shortcuts help us make decision quickly and with little effort they can have unintended consequences, including irrational thinking and faulty decision making. When people are involved, bias can result in stereotyping, prejudice and a lack of diversity and a multitude of problems at work.

This interactive and engaging workshop will help participants not only become aware of their own unconscious biases but give them practical techniques for acting more consciously and making objective decisions.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Appreciate the importance of understanding how unconscious bias works
  • Have recognised some of their own hidden preferences, assumptions and biases
  • Know how to think more critically and consciously when making decisions
  • Be aware of the dangers of prejudice and stereotyping other people
  • Have an action plan for how to implement their learning so it’s sustainable and transferrable
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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

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Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

All our training and coaching can be booked as a one-off course or session where your people will leave with the confidence, tools and skills needed to put their learning into practice Many of our clients work with us to reinforce this learning, while following the 70:20:10 framework, with 1:1 coaching, virtual webinars and learning bites to embed the learning and make it sustainable Here’s a sample of how that journey could look for your people:

Participant needs identified
Line managers briefed on learning programme
Attend face-to-face training course
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Participate in virtual webinar
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Individual 1:1 telephone coaching
Follow-up activities and/or action learning

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