Unconscious Bias Training

Develop genuine awareness of how unconscious bias operates, overcome it and harness the diversity at your disposal

Overcoming unconscious bias is critical to external perceptions of you as a company of integrity, credibility and consistency, and a great place to work.

Our unconscious bias training will enable your organisation to significantly enhance its talent pipeline: from better staff recruitment to fairer opportunities for career progression. Bespoke to your business’ requirements, our training will also support your managers to have open, honest and constructive conversation with their direct reports, and to sensitively approach their everyday interactions at work.

Learn how we can support you to overcome unconscious bias in the workplace

Explore our other unconscious bias services:

Recruitment and Selection
Inclusive Cultures
Cultural Adaptability

Our focus isn’t just on the science and theory behind unconscious bias, it’s on what people can do about it in their day-to-day work.

In practice, this means:

  • Building individual awareness of unconscious bias.
  • Developing an understanding of the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace.
  • Giving staff practical tools, strategies and frameworks they can apply to their roles straight away.

We recognise the unwritten code of how people typically progress in organisations, and we want your delegates to leave our sessions with the ability to break down the barriers to advancing diverse talent. Through our bespoke unconscious bias training, we’ll show your delegates how to account for bias when they decide who gets promoted, the best assignments, or informal support, allowing all members of your team to thrive.

"We couldn't have wished for a better company to partner with for our inclusive culture and unconscious bias training sessions. From the beginning, the EW Group team did everything possible to understand our company and culture, with a genuine care to move us along our inclusivity journey. The results have been incredible." Nikki de Vet, Organisational Effectiveness Manager at British Land

Collaborative design. Positive delivery. Practical outcomes.

Our unconscious bias training will be customised to your specific objectives and business goals. Led by your priorities, our diversity consultants will incorporate a range of unconscious bias training activities into your course, including:

  • Presentations to set the context
  • Personal experiences
  • Customised actor-based scenarios
  • Real-life case studies
  • Facilitated exercises for individuals, small groups and the whole group
  • Reflection, review and action planning.

As a result, your delegates will leave our sessions with the skills they need to:

  • Clearly articulate their commitment to overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Acknowledge the subtle ways in which unconscious bias plays out at work
  • Understand the role of diversity best practice in their daily duties
  • Feel clear about the various aspects within their roles that may be open to unconscious bias
  • Identify opportunities to promote best practice and work with cultural adaptability
  • Employ a set of practical tools and action plans to address unconscious bias wherever they work.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help build a training programme for your team.

Unconscious Bias Training Providers EW Group
"The EW Group provided a first class service to the trust. Feedback from course participants for their delivery of unconscious bias training to trust managers was overwhelmingly positive. In fact, I’ve never seen such positive feedback for an equality and diversity-related course before." Swarnjit Singh, Board Secretary at Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
85% of the world’s CEOs say a clear diversity and inclusion strategy leads to increased performance
Your most engaged employees perform 20% better and are 87% less likely to leave your organisation

Delivery Options

We offer a variety of flexible delivery options to support you in tackling unconscious bias in the workplace. From face-to-face sessions, to bespoke webinars and interactive e-learning, there’s something for every diversity challenge within every organisation.

Get in touch today and share your challenges. We’ll do the rest.

In-person

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  • Half day or whole day face-to-face session for small groups of up to 15 people
  • One facilitator, plus actors or acted video content
  • Interactive content to enable reflection, discussion and practical application
  • Tailored to delegate group: leaders, people managers or staff

Webinar

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  • 1 hour webinar for groups of 50
  • Real-time learning with engagement through chat box, polls and video
  • Fully bespoke content, including the use of filmed acted scenarios
  • We use two facilitators to maximise delegate engagement

E-learning

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  • Interactive exercises
  • Online 30 minute module
  • Knowledge check with pre-determined pass rate
  • Delegate reporting
  • Hosted on EW Group’s learner management system (LMS) or transferred via SCORM to host on your LMS
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Experiential actor-based unconscious bias training from EW Group

Successful diversity management depends on bringing unconscious bias to life in innovative ways. Our unconscious bias training programmes are built around experiential learning to more meaningfully engage your workforce with addressing unconscious bias in all its forms. In live actor-based workshops, we use intelligently scripted scenarios to highlight what so often stays hidden in the workplace.

The difference-maker: your delegates will experience the realities of unconscious bias first-hand, up close and personal.

Client feedback on these sessions is overwhelmingly positive. Our scenarios help them to not only see but also experience how subtle disadvantage works, and the emotional impact it has on individuals. By experiencing unconscious bias for themselves in new and surprising ways, your staff can set about driving genuine culture change.

Watch the video below for an example of our actor-based scenarios on unconscious bias in the workplace. How do you think the conversation goes? Would you change anything?

Another feature of our actor-based unconscious bias training is our candid scenarios. An example: at one of our events at the Shard in London, we stationed actors in the lift to have a conversation as our delegates arrived. One of the actors plays a woman just back from maternity leave, asking to be part of a new project team. Her manager (our other actor) doesn’t handle the situation well, and our delegates overhear the whole thing. They then arrived at our event with bad practice ringing in their ears, until we revealed the actors – prompting further lively discussion and a live re-working with the actors of how the manager could have approached things better.

Tell us your requirements. We'll do the rest.

Talent Management Consultancy EW Group