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Unconscious Bias Training

At Prospero we offer Unconscious Bias training courses fitted to met your own unique needs. 

Course Objectives include, but aren't necessarily limited to:
  • What is Unconscious Bias?
  • What influences our Bias?
  • What is a stereotype?
  • What are the major types of Bias?
  • How does our Bias affect the way we operate?
  • Explore our Unconscious Bias.
  • How can we counter Bias?

We can also offer a 40 minute "Bite-Sized Bias" course. This could be taken over a lunch break, and covers all of the basics.
There is a vast body of research worldwide arguing that unconscious biases underlie a great deal of our patterns of behaviour.

First impressions, for example, are so important because our brain is hardwired to assess a person within the first few seconds of meeting them. This is an evolutionary throwback to the days when you couldn’t be sure the person who approached you was a friend or foe. Your first impression was important, because it could mean the difference between life or death.

Today, we tend to use that initial information to make other types of judgements, like whether or not we would get on with that person. Because we try to get more information out of our first impressions rather that just do what our brains are hardwired to do (assess safety or danger), we end up making mistakes, and letting our bias take control of the situation. 

It is human nature that we unconsciously look to promote people in our own image. In many occupations, personnel are sometimes given promotion or treated more favourably than their colleagues if they are attractive, or in the same sports team as their boss, or they are their boss’ drinking partner for example. But does being attractive, or being a good drinking partner mean that person is professionally more able than their colleagues? How long does it take to decide on a first impression? 7 seconds? 10 seconds? 30? A minute?

At Prospero we can help you explore your unconscious bias as part of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion courses or, if you prefer, a bespoke course on just this subject alone. By being aware of your unconscious bias you will be a better recruiter, manager or supervisor, who better understands their staff and their capabilities. Simply contact us using the form below.

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Prospero would love to hear from you. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to discuss how we can help you make your workplace more inclusive for everyone.

Don't forget, we are subject matter experts in the following areas:
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion training
  • "Face Up And Fix It" facilitation
  • Unconscious Bias training
  • Conflict mediation

We would still welcome your message even if your query doesn't fall into any of the above categories - if it's not a subject we can help with, we may still be able to recommend alternate services to you.
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