This Program highlights the prevalence of bias, examines the evidence, assesses progress, identifies areas of ongoing concern, and presents new ideas and frameworks to support change and improve diversity outcomes to contribute to the productivity and performance of your organisation.
Examining unconscious and conscious bias and the role it plays in workplace decisions may be the key to better understanding why diversity remains a ‘work in progress’. There has been a concerted effort over decades to establish fair and equitable workplaces where diversity and tolerance is ‘the norm’. However, despite these efforts and the investment in time and resources by organisations and specialist commissions, progress in removing the barriers that limit opportunities for certain identified groups’ remains largely elusive. It’s time for a new approach.
This course would suit managers and team leaders seeking to increase their skills in the area of unconscious bias, diversity best practice and inclusive leadership.
Maximum group participants for this program is open for discussion. All prices are Group prices.
Upon completion of the training, participants should be able to:
- Understand the link between diversity, productivity and business benefits
- Develop an enhanced appreciation of the nature and prevalence of bias
- Become familiar with frameworks for identifying, addressing and reducing bias
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Be aware of your own Unconscious Biases and cultural influences.
- Be aware of judging other people’s behaviour and beliefs according to the standards of your own Unconscious Bias.
- Be aware of making assumptions about Unconscious Bias influences and applying generalisations to individuals.
- Understand Unconscious Bias and behaviours and beliefs of people within each culture can vary considerably.
- Understand that the extent to which people adopt practices of their new country and retain those from their cultural background can vary within communities, even within families.
- Understand Unconscious Bias and that not all people identify with their cultural or religious background and Unconscious Bias.
- Understand that Unconscious Bias itself is a fluid entity, undergoing transformations as a result of globalisation, migration and the diaspora influence.
- Increase your knowledge about different cultural practices and issues through cultural background information sessions and/or resources and cultural awareness training.
- Understand the importance of appropriate communication around Unconscious Bias.