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Advancing equality and diversity in universities and colleges


Unconscious bias

ECU’s unconscious bias programme equips participants with the knowledge and skills to identify unconscious biases, understand their impact upon behaviour and decision making, and develop techniques to minimise that impact.

Audience

This workshop has been designed for staff members involved in recruitment and selection processes.

On the day

Through group discussions and practical exercises participants will:

  • explore the way the brain processes information, making shortcuts and assumptions which may have implications for how fairly we treat people
  • delve into the existing psychological evidence of how those shortcuts and assumptions impact on behaviour and decisions
  • discuss strategies and mechanisms for managing our brain’s processing
  • focus on the potential for unconscious bias to influence behaviour and decision making in the context of their own roles

The workshop is delivered as a half-day session.

The maximum number of participants for this session is 25.

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