Overview

Recognising, understanding and being educated on unconscious bias, whether subtle or not, can help you as a public sector leader to embed diversity and inclusion across your organisation: from values and projects, to recruitment.

Organisations that consist of managers trained on the subtleties of bias have changed attitudes and behaviours amongst their staff, leading to improved organisational performance and higher employee retention rates. This highly interactive course will encourage a thought-provoking discussion that will enable you, as a manager to identify and address cases of unconscious bias within your organisation.

Attend this Unconscious Bias Awareness virtual course to understand the key factors under the Equality Act of 2010 and what this means as a leader. Take away the knowledge to apply this alongside your own unconscious bias and your organisations current approach to inclusion and diversity.

Join our trainer Judeline Nicholas and through a host of online learning methods, gain a practical toolkit to manage, and challenge unconscious bias to implement an inclusive environment in your organisation.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual 

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need. 

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow.

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Judeline Nicholas
Learning and Development Specialist

Judeline is passionate about Learning and Development and creating the best opportunities for organisations and individuals. Her key specialism is in Diversity Matters, supporting clients with policy and practice reviews through to the design and delivery of programmes. She also presents programmes on Effective Recruitment, Performance Management, Conflict Resolution, Working Well as a Team and Stress Management

She leads and co-ordinates a network of Associates who are experts in their respective fields (lawyers, magistrates, social workers, counsellors, HR specialists) on training and consultancy projects in the UK and USA.

Judeline is also an Employment Tribunal ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and ensure your organisation is aligned on the definition of diversity, inclusion, unconscious bias, and discrimination
  • Identify the key characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 how this applies in the workplace today
  • Learn what unconscious bias is and the science behind it
  • Manage cases of unconscious bias
  • Learn how to have uncomfortable conversations around unconscious bias
  • Take away practical tools and tips to equip you to implement diversity and inclusion across your organisation
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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Agenda

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09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 09:45

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

09:45 - 10:45

Definitions of Diversity and the Equality Act 2010

  • Definitions of Diversity and the Equality Act 2010
  • Defining Diversity
  •  The Link Between Diversity and Inclusion and Organisational Success
  • Introduction to the Equality Act 2010
  • Employer Responsibility
  • The Nine Protected Characteristics
  • Benchmark how you are doing it against other organisations
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

What is Unconscious Bias and Discrimination?

In this session, delegates will look at the meaning and different types of unconscious bias and what this means for their organisations. Delegates will also discuss the meaning of discrimination and the different forms of discrimination.  

  • The science behind unconscious bias  
  • Common types of unconscious bias  
  • List three types of unconscious bias and where they come from
  • What is discrimination? 
  • Direct and indirect discrimination  
  • The difference between discrimination by perception and association  
  • How to report discrimination  
12:15 - 13:00

Workshop: Managing Unconscious Bias and Managing Uncomfortable Conversations

  • Learn how to manage uncomfortable conversations around diversity in the workplace
  • Confront and challenge your own unconscious bias – open discussion
  • Recognising negative effects of unconscious bias
  • Practical tips to diminish unconscious bias in yourself and others
13:00 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course 
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another 
14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Develop an Inclusive Approach for Your Organisation

In this practical session, delegates will take away the awareness and tools to implement several models to increase diversity and inclusion in their organisations whilst managing personal unconscious bias.  

  • Carrying out a diversity and inclusion assessment in your organisation 
  • Identify the key diversity indicators and support tools 
  • Developing a higher level of cultural competence  
  • Diversity and leadership accountability  
  • Gaining the confidence to ‘stand up’ against behaviour that cultivates a non-inclusive environment  
16:00 - 16:15

Roundup and Key Takeaways

Pricing

Central Government & Agencies

Delegate Price
£495 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT

Charity

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT

Private Sector

Delegate Price
£595 + VAT