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Venue
Remote Corporate Training, Not a geographical location
venue
Admin Contact
Corporate Training Mail Box (corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk)
Target Audience
All users
target audience
Course Types
Course
Course categories
ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Practical Skills and Self Development / ESCC Staff
Subject
Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion / Personal Development
Course description

Please note - this is a "remote" session, and if applying, you should note the additional information in “full details” regarding joining the session.


Who Will Benefit?



This course will be of interest to anyone concerned about the consequences of biases within their homes, workplace and society.


 

Training objectives

Our minds are geared to work efficiently; constantly using expedient short-cuts that enable us to make quick decisions and responses.


Whilst we cannot ever penetrate the nuts and bolts of our mental machinery, we can recognise that these short-cuts can sometimes cloud our judgement.


At worst, our biases perpetuate ageism, racism, sexism and numerous other forms of covert or overt discrimination and persecution.


This one day course invites participants to query their own perceptions and perspectives and examine the impact on their relationships and working practises.


The trainer is an experienced psychotherapist, debriefer and coach.


Due to the participatory nature of the course, the maximum number of participants is 10 and a degree of openness and readiness to participate in the programme is required.

Learning outcomes

What is Unconscious Bias?



  • Review of unconscious/implicit bias theory & current research

  • Specific forms of biases

  • How we are ‘wired’/neuropsychology

  • Expediency and compartmentalising

  • Recognising preferences and prejudices

  • Drivers and schemas


 


How does UB effect the workplace?



  • Advantages of diversity, inclusivity & equality

  • Don’t I have the right to an opinion?

  • Personal values vs organisational/societal values

  • Necessity of associated policies and processes

  • Culture, recruitment & appraisals

  • Micro-inequities


 


Strategies for effectively managing personal biases


  • Micro-affirmations

  • Reflective conversations and role-plays

  • De-biasing, counter- and positive stereotyping

  • Impartiality - who do I say yes/no to?

  • Impartial time management

  • Increasing contact/experience

  • Structure and accountability

  • Listening skills

  • Mindfulness - to increase self awareness, reduce implicit bias and decrease discriminatory decision making

  • Team accountability/reviews

  • Making a personal action plan and commitment

  • Recommended reading and resources

Additional Information

The provider for this session is an external trainer. Once your place has been confirmed look out for invitation to join the session from Corporate Training.

Accept the invitation (and be sure to check your spam folder as well in case it has slipped into that) and the session will automatically drop into your Outlook calendar. You'll get a reminder about 15 minutes beforehand to join the meeting,

Delegates' email addresses as registered on the portal will be provided to the trainer for the purpose of conducting this training only. Delegates should ensure that their work (not personal) email addresses are recorded - check and update as necessary through 'My Profile and Bookings/Change Contact Details'.

This training will be delivered through Microsoft Teams.

Enquiries
Start Date
Tuesday 18 August 2020
End Date
Tuesday 18 August 2020
Closing Date
Monday 17 August 2020
Times
10:00 - 15:00
Maximum Places
10 
Cost
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Number of Sessions
1