Challenge unconscious bias in the workplace
Our unconscious bias e-learning courses use practical, engaging activities to develop your staff and managers’ ability and confidence to work more inclusively. Developing genuine awareness of how unconscious bias operates – and practical tools to overcome it – will allow your business to make the most of the diversity at its disposal. Our e-learning explores not only the science and theory of unconscious bias but also what your people can do about it day in, day out.
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Proven to be effective
Our acted video scenarios show typical workplace scenarios in which unconscious bias might appear. We check and test understanding along the way and provide practical takeaways that your staff can begin using immediately at work.
This approach is proven to be effective in changing attitudes and behaviours. Our course for global recruiters, Harvey Nash, demonstrated a 96% increase in understanding and confidence around unconscious bias. The programme won the Nimble eLearning Course of Year Award for 2017 and has gone from strength to strength.
Why e-learning for your unconscious bias training?
Our unconscious bias e-learning packages offer the means to develop skills with unbeatable flexibility and value for money. Each stand-alone module will be designed to reflect your own visual identity, with company logos and corporate colours.
Our courses will:
- Appeal to all learning styles, across multiple platforms (including tablets and smartphones)
- Bring case studies and scenarios to life with our actor-based video content
- Use a range of interactive tasks and quizzes to engage your learners and help them recall what they’ve learned
- Provide clear signposting to further reading and resources on the subject
- Offer consistency of message to all your learners.
What our clients say
Components in your unconscious bias e-learning course may include (non-exhaustive list):
- The psychology and science of unconscious bias, and the latest research on the subject
- Definitions and key concepts
- Considering the legal context of unconscious bias
- How unconscious bias affects your decision making and problem solving
- How unconscious bias impacts on your organisational culture
- Cultural conflict at work
- Skills, tools and techniques to overcome unconscious bias
- Facilitated reflection
- Strategic action planning to address unconscious bias
Unconscious bias e-learning with practical outcomes
- Clearly articulate their commitment to overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace
- Acknowledge the subtle ways in which unconscious bias plays out at work
- Feel clear about the various aspects within their roles that may be prone to unconscious bias (in decision making, for example)
- Identify opportunities to promote diversity best practice and cultural adaptability
- Employ a set of practical tools and action plans to address unconscious bias, assumption and stereotyping wherever they work.
We encourage all participants to consider the implications that wider difference (for example, social class) has on the decisions they make. We focus on what can be done, given that we all have biases.
In practical terms, this will mean building individual awareness of unconscious bias, developing an understanding of its impact in the workplace, and giving learners a series of practical strategies, they can apply to their daily decision-making.
Harvey Nash wanted to engage their UK teams in mitigating unconscious bias and the impact it can have on talent attraction and development. They initially approached us with the task of delivering an unconscious bias training programme for over 300 hiring managers, to be delivered through a suite of online resources. Our bespoke e-learning module was so well received that it would later be rolled out to all UK staff.
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