University of Dundee

" Unconscious Bias Seminar"

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 13:30 to 15:00
Event Location: 
Carnelly Large Lecture Theatre
Ulrich Zachariae
Event Speaker: 
Donna Carty
Training Manager, Challenge Consultancy Ltd
Event Type: 

Unconscious Bias refers to the biases we hold that are not in our conscious control. Research shows that these biases can adversely affect key decisions in the workplace. The session will enable you to work towards reducing the effects of unconscious bias for yourself and within your organisation.  Using examples that you will be able to relate to, we help you to explore the link between implicit bias and the impact on the organisation.


Course aim

The overall aim of the session is to provide participants with an understanding of the nature of Unconscious Bias and how it impacts on individual and group attitudes, behaviours and decision-making processes.


Course objectives

By the end of the seminar participants will be able to:

Explain the source and function of unconscious bias

Recognise how unconscious bias impacts on decision-making and relationships in the organisation

Develop strategies and techniques for reducing personal unconscious bias, as well as the unconscious bias that manifests in teams and across the organisation

Develop a strategy for individual action