Unconscious Bias Training
Unconscious bias training – 26 years of knowledge and expertise
Our bespoke training courses draw on over a quarter-century of experience in building fair practice in employment and career progression. Overcoming unconscious bias is equally critical to external perceptions of you as a company of integrity, credibility and consistency, and a great place to work.
From design to delivery we focus your training on practical, outcome-based activities, as well as strategic future-proofing. Our positive, practical workshops will give even the most experienced manager new insight into the associations and assumptions – however subtle or unintentional – that may affect the decisions we make.
Our online on-demand Introduction to Unconscious Bias course is the perfect introduction to the theory and practical tools to behaving inclusively. We also design bespoke elearning for our clients based on their specific objectives.
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 intelligence
- Employ a set of practical tools and action plans to address unconscious bias wherever they work.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.
EW Group clients love our sessions using actors. 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 then set about driving genuine culture change on their return to work.
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.