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
  • Unconscious Bias HR Masterclass

    Delegates learn the impact that bias can have on HR and critical staffing problems, if not managed. Delegates take part in a series of exercises to better understand what bias is and the thought patterns behind their own bias, understand how it feels to give and receive bias and learn tools to control it.

    This training can be delivered either via one of our highly engaging virtual live webinars as three two hour sessions or as a one day face-to-face workshop.

    Outcomes

    Participants will:

    • Learn the nature and prevalence of bias and go through an in-depth exploration of what Unconscious Bias is.
    • Learn how to assess the specific areas of their own role where bias may be having an effect and learn how to manage it.
    • Learn the language and communication techniques to support and advise other managers and recruiters across the organisation in a non-judgemental way.
    • Receive an insight into their own bias.

    Audience

    Anyone involved in HR.

  • Train-the-Trainer
  • E-learning
  • Embedding