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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 outcomes

By the end of this 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

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

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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

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

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

The learning solutions featured on our website can all stand on their own as high-quality and high-impact learning interventions for your team – however, they are at their best when delivered as part of a wider learning programme, helping you achieve your strategic imperatives and your people benefit from much deeper and expansive learning journeys. We work with you as consultants, collaborators and design partners to establish learning outcomes and create the perfect programme - below is an example of what your people’s learning journey might look like.

 

Overall scope of programme agreed with client
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
In-between work: on-the-job assignments
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Facilitated learning group sessions (group coaching)
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Programme closing session – a celebration of success
Continuous learning support, virtual or face-to-face

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