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There is now a large body of research, conducted at, amongst others, Harvard, Yale, and MIT, that show us that unconscious and hidden bias or implicit associations explain many of our patterns of behaviour around diversity. Unconscious biases don’t just affect the decisions that we make; they also affect how we communicate with people every day.
The Publishers Association is hosting an afternoon workshop led by expert Femi Otitoju, Training Director of Challenge Consultancy, to provide publishers with the knowledge and skills they need to minimise the impact of unconscious bias on the way they make decisions. This workshop uses real-life examples and interactive exercises to ensure the participants develop practical strategies to reduce personal and organisational unconscious bias.
Date: 22nd February 2018
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm
Venue: The Publishers Association, 50 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN
Tickets: Workshop is free for members* or £75 +VAT for non-members.
*Contact Eliza for your discount code.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Explain the concept of unconscious bias
- Describe the relationship between implicit association, unconscious bias, language, stereotypes and attitudes and behaviour
- Recognise the impact of unconscious bias on staff attainment and creative output
- Reducing the effects of unconscious bias as individuals and within the organisation
- Empower staff to challenge processes which leave decision making vulnerable to unconscious bias
- Address micro-messaging arising from unconscious bias
- Develop a strategy for individual action
Who is it for?
Suitable for all staff; particularly relevant for Human Resource professionals, Learning and Development specialists, managers of all levels and recruiters.