Training and Education

Unconscious Bias – Conscious Inclusion

‘’All men are equal, but some are more equal than others’’ (Animal Farm)

Some people move through the world and life more easily and successfully than others, for no other reason than that the world and its structures was designed with them in mind. 

‘’I kept trying to fit myself into the spaces I was in .. that feeling of not fitting in, of having to exist outside of the norms presented to you’’. (Michelle Obama) 

Norms cater for the majority – the able-bodied, neuronormative, heterosexual, cisgender. 

The world we live in is filled with degrees of diversity that are anything but the norm.

For companies seeking to do more :

DEIB – diversity, equality, inclusion, belonging 

Inclusion and fairness in a hybrid work setting 

Meritocracy in the employee lifecycle – from recruitment to progression 

Gender pay gap – reporting and action 

Universal design – replace ableism norms

General Session

The training will raise awareness of bias and its pervasiveness throughout our workplaces, and wider society. 

Through learning about the negative impacts and detrimental effects that unconscious bias can have on an individual or group, attendees will be motivated to take action to reduce bias in their own thinking, their workplaces, and wider society.

To use the power of education on the topic to empower people to improve their thought processes and make better decisions.

Gender Bias

Because according to the WHO – if we continue doing what we are doing, it will take 132 years to close the gender pay gap. 

To show, using at times fascinating, and at times depressing evidence, that women in the workplace continue to face gender specific biases that hold them back in their careers. Biases including : competency bias, benevolence bias, maternal wall bias, double bind bias. 

Then to look, as a company, at what actions can be taken to tackle this pervasive gender bias; including proven initiatives such as mentoring and sponsorship programmes, access to the informal networks, and allyship.

Recruitment & Hiring Bias

Hiring and recruitment is a place where unconscious bias can seep in; from the language used in job specs, to the biases that can show up at interview, including affinity bias, halo / horns bias, and anchoring.

To educate and upskill all staff with responsibility for hiring in the ways that bias can creep into hiring and recruitment practices.

To practically workshop possible solutions to de- biasing the hiring process, and use data metrics to measure what’s working and how well. 


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