Unconscious bias

What is it?

An interactive half day workshop that provides a non-judgemental approach aimed at exploring how unconscious bias operates in the workplace.  The workshop will guide you in understanding what unconscious bias is and when unacknowledged bias is less easily managed how it can manifest and more likely to affect our everyday behaviour and potentially impact decision making.  The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to have increased self-awareness.  Participants learn specific techniques and tools for eliminating their own bias and recognising other organisational biases in the workplace.  A key learning outcome is to explore and provide insight into how unconscious bias can assist in working towards removing cultural and organisational barriers so that the potential of diverse staff can be maximised.

Target audience

The workshop is aimed and encourages all levels of staff, support and academic at Royal Holloway.

This course is mandatory for all line managers.

Programme objectives

  • Introduce the concept of unconscious bias and how everyday bias operates
  • The research behind it
  • Identify how unconscious bias operates and how this can impact potential decision-making in your role
  • Learn how to be more aware, understand and manage your own biases
  • Strategies to minimise and address unconscious bias at both an individual and organisational level

Course length

Half-day course.

Programme dates

Event name Date Time Location Description
Unconscious bias 09/07/2019 13:30 - 16:30 fe139 Fully booked. To join the waiting list, please contact Organisational Development. Register
Unconscious bias 10/09/2019 09:30 - 12:30 Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room Fully booked. To join the waiting list, please contact Organisational Development. Register
Unconscious bias 05/11/2019 13:30 - 16:30 Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room Unconscious Bias Course. Register
Unconscious bias 11/12/2019 13:30 - 16:30 Founder's Large Board Room Fully booked. To join the waiting list, please contact Organisational Development. Register
Unconscious bias 15/01/2020 09:30 - 12:30 Founder's Large Board Room Unconscious Bias course. Register