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Unconscious Bias - Offline (fully self paced) (T0015)

Unconscious Bias - Creating a sustainable future by valuing diversity

This offline, fully asynchronous, self-paced) course has its counterparts in the WISE half-day face-to-face offering and also in the blended online edition. It is primarily aimed at those who have responsibility for people management or leadership, however, everyone can benefit from an understanding of unconscious or implicit bias and the ways in which it can impact upon the interactions we have with staff, colleagues, friends and the wider world.
The course material will take approximately a week to cover (although 6-7 hours elapsed) and consists of offline (asynchronous) work which can be done by the learner at any time.

This course is aimed at leaders and managers within an organisation, however, it is clear that those who do not have leadership responsibilities will greatly benefit from an understanding of unconscious or implicit bias.

Learners will cover:
• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including the UK law pertaining to these
• The business case for diversity
• Unconscious or implicit bias and its implications in personal and business life
• Recruitment, Appraisal and Business decision making and the impact of bias on
• Methods for understanding bias within the business
• Ways of limiting the impact of bias in recruitment, appraisal and decision making
• Personal change


The course is made up of:
Four asynchronous webinars, discussion forums where attendees will have the opportunity to interact with other learners and the course facilitators and work modules. These consist of reading, tests, quizzes, films, assignments and further discussions to ensure that learners stay engaged whilst taking on board the importance of managing personal biases.

  • Introduction to the Unconscious Bias Course
  • Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Discussion Forum - Personal examples of bias
  • Equality Diversity and Inclusion - Why should we care?
  • Unconscious Bias Survey
  • Webinar 1 - ED&I and the Business Case for Diversity
  • Semantics
  • Semantics Answers
  • Stereotypes
  • Discussion Forum - Stereotypes
  • Quiz - Protected Characteristics
  • The Business Case For Diversity
  • The business case for diversity
  • Seminal Paper - McKinsey - 2007 - Women Matter (OPTIONAL)
  • The Business Case for Diversity - Discussion Forum
  • Unconscious Bias Defined
  • BBC UK Nature or Nurture Experiment(3.5m) - a 'Must View' before the 2nd Seminar
  • Webinar 2 - The business case for diversity (Wrapup) and Unconscious Bias
  • Looking at how bias is formed
  • No More Girls and Boys - Unit 1 - 53Minutes - (OPTIONAL)
  • No More Girls and Boys - Unit 2 - 59Minutes - (OPTIONAL)
  • The Cycle of Socialisation (OPTIONAL)
  • Quiz - Unconscious Bias
  • Implicit Association Test
  • Discussion Forum - Implicit Association Test
  • The Impact of Bias on Talent Management
  • Webinar 3 - Bias in Talent Management
  • Jose Zamora
  • Advertising for Diversity
  • Reading - Bias In Talent Management
  • Discussion Forum - Bias in Talent Management
  • Bias in buisness decision making
  • Bias in Business Decision Making (OPTIONAL)
  • Bias in Science and Technology
  • Bias in Technology
  • Bias in AI - (OPTIONAL)
  • Creating Space for Change
  • Assignment - Monitoring
  • Discussion Forum - Recruiting and Retaining Diversity
  • Live Webinar place holder (4)
  • Seminar 4 - Creating Space for Change
  • Assignment - @@ - Who Are Your People
  • Discussion Forum - What to do on our return to work
  • Farewell
  • End of Course Questionnaire
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever