Understanding Unconscious Bias

A fundamental step in building strong and diverse teams is to recognize that anyone can be susceptible to unconscious bias and may need support in understanding and overcoming hidden prejudices. This course examines the key characteristics and different kinds of unconscious bias that can influence our relationships at work. Participants will learn how to recognize unconscious bias, how bias can affect attitudes, behaviour and decision making. The course outlines and practices strategies of how to address unconscious bias.

Participants who complete the course will be able to

  • describe what are biases and unconscious biases and recognize that we all have them
  • explore their own biases and how they relate to various identities
  • explain how our different social identities affect us and our interactions at work

Course format

All courses are suitable for both in person and online delivery

Course length

2-hour course