Understanding and Tackling Unconscious Biases
We all have unconscious biases. They shape our behaviour and assumptions.
Unconscious biases are linked to subconscious prejudices we all adopt throughout our lives. It leads us to make unconscious, unfair assumptions about people simply based on their gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, religion, age, etc. Different from more obvious or clearer acts of discrimination, unconscious bias is much harder to identify and can be present even in people who are committed to equality.
Across human resources departments, talent selection, attraction, retention, evaluation and promotion processes are often conditioned by voluntary and involuntary biases. This pre-designed programme was created to help HR leaders understand and overcome their own prejudices and support their teams and the wider business in achieving better D&I outcomes.
Participants are in control of their learning experience and can access live session or on demand.
Through group work, participants apply their skills to solve specific challenges faced by your business.
The programme has a flexible and hybrid design, which will ensure it is the right learning solution for your business.
Understand why companies have to promote diversity and inclusion
This programme is designed to deliver a deep understanding of why businesses have to promote diversity and inclusion. While exploring the unconscious biases that can affect the identification and selection of diverse talents. The programme will be supported by the knowledge and experience of our senior Financial Times journalists, it will help your team implement concrete, measurable results and business impact.
Discover practical tools to develop a company-wide culture which allows a strong feeling of belonging and equality for everyone in the organization.
Deal with day to day behaviors which will help your teams to act with empathy and understanding, recognize the impact of actions on diversity and inclusion.
Run experiments to support that cultural change only happens through change in habits and behaviours.
Participants will carry out a preparation consisting of viewing short videos and reading articles that initiates a first level of knowledge and awarness on diversity and inclusion in all its facets. How to attract, select, retain, evaluate and promote talent to bring a greater impac
The first session will focus on giving an overview of what are unconscious biases and how they limit the HR processes. The participants will understand what are the dominant biases and how they can neutralize them. They will also detect their personal triggers when a bias is identified so they challenge and adapt their behaviour.
In this session we will go deeper. The participants will strengthen their knowledge on how to become an inclusive leader and create an inclusive culture and environment. They will learn what other organizations are doing, their good practices, success and failures. They will also learn the inclusive language to adopt in the HR selection processes while setting some KPIs on how to measure diversity and inclusion.
Application and action plan
In this final step we will extend and wrap up on the various topics. Following a very dynamic methodology, participants will be able to design and implement concrete measures to build an environment free of biases in their role when it comes to attracting, recruiting and promoting talent. In this session we will work both at the individual level of each participants and at the organizational level.
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