Unconscious Bias

Offering a wide range of award-winning Unconscious Bias training programmes - learn how bias can damage your company’s talent and business development

Unconscious Bias programmes

Unconsciously, we tend to like people who look like us, think like us and come from backgrounds similar to ours. Everyone likes to think they’re open-minded and objective, but research shows that beliefs and values gained from family, culture and a lifetime of experiences heavily influence how we view and evaluate both others and ourselves.

In business, Unconscious Bias can be costly and can cause us to make decisions that are not objective and to potentially miss opportunities. Therefore, in order to attract and retain the best talent, organisations must create a climate of inclusion where everyone has the space to excel, a culture where employees are recruited and progressed purely because of their ability. 

Our highly engaging range of Unconscious Bias training programmes have been designed for all personnel, ranging from a basic introductory course through to a more intense specialist programme for your HR team.


"The session by PDT has really moved forward the subject of Unconscious Bias within our organisation and has opened eyes across the team to micro-behaviours which can individually and collectively lead to underperformance. This has given us a springboard from which to move forward to improve achievement and fulfilment levels of all staff.”

Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Financial Services Organisation

All of our programmes can be delivered live, virtually, (great for global teams) through one of our engaging, live, interactive webinars or via face-to-face (encouraging delegate interaction) as required, either on a one to one basis or as part of a group.

PDT also offers off-the-shelf and bespoke programmes for trainers, facilitators and talent managers within your organisation who may need a slightly different approach.

  • Raising Awareness of Unconscious Bias

    Delegates participate in a series of exercises, activities and videos to better understand how their own minds work and how Unconscious Bias affects opinions, decisions and assumptions. The programme then moves on to learn how to manage and challenge bias effectively, to allow them to become inclusive leaders capable of managing an impactful, diverse team that operates with openness at every level. The session includes a section on how to use supportive dialogue, for both managing and embarking upon conversation and the language to use around Unconscious Bias.

    This two-hour workshop can be used standalone or as an introductory self-awareness piece within a wider programme and can be delivered via live interactive webinars or face-to-face with one of our highly experienced trainers.

    Outcomes

    Participants will learn:

    • The link between Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias and the potential business implications on talent, retention and business performance.
    • How to recognise and positively impact decision making and micro-behaviours by recognising the influence of unconscious bias and the triggers behind it.
  • Unconscious Bias HR Masterclass
  • Train-the-Trainer
  • E-learning
  • Embedding