What are you doing to tackle unconscious bias at work?
No matter how fair and unbiased we strive to be, as human beings we are influenced by our unconscious and instinctive thoughts and feelings.
Our behaviour towards other people and the decisions we make are often subject to these unconscious biases.
Refocus will help you to recognise unconscious bias and take steps to minimise its consequences and negative impact in the workplace.
Refocus puts the attention back on unconscious bias.
The Refocus programme helps organisations tackle unconscious bias with scalable, affordable, effective online training.
There are three key themes
- Recognise when and where unconscious bias is most likely to happen
- Understand why our brain works the way it does and what we can do to combat this
- Apply practical techniques that can help minimise the effects of unconscious bias
Refocus contains 7 interactive online learning topics
Understanding unconscious bias
Understand what unconscious bias is and how it manifests in all of us
Recognising unconscious bias
Learn how to spot unconscious bias when it occurs, in both ourselves and others. Differentiate unconscious bias from deliberate or careless discrimination.
Impact of unconscious bias
Appreciate how unconscious bias can affect your organisation.
Underlying psychological principles
Discover underlying psychological mechanisms of unconscious bias. Reflect on our propensity to experience those personally.
Power and agency
Explore the relationship between unconscious bias and power and consider how that influences our sense of agency.
Practical tools and techniques
Consider some evidence based practical tools and techniques you could apply to address unconscious bias in yourself and others.
Personal action planning
Develop personal action plans that work for your organisation, your department and role.
Each topic is full of relevant contextual examples with references, activities, discussion opportunities and additional resources