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Overcoming Unconscious Bias: Fostering Conscious Inclusion at Work

Overcoming Unconscious Bias: Fostering Conscious Inclusion at Work

Venue & Event Details

Thursday, 28th January 2021 | Online

Conversations around diversity and inclusive behaviours have changed radically over the past months and years, altering business agendas as well as consumer and staff expectations as a result. Movements such as Black Lives Matter and #MeToo have fuelled broader conversations around difference and inclusion, with awareness growing of the bias individuals face on the basis of disability, sexual orientation, or social background.

Organisations must get serious about advancing positive change if they are to attract the best talent, ensure that their staff can achieve their potential and protect their reputations for good business practice.

With this in mind, Dods D&I are offering a practical, immersive and comprehensive training day, to enable you to ensure that inclusion is consciously fostered and unconscious bias is overcome in your organisation.

At our ‘Overcoming Unconscious Bias: Fostering Conscious Inclusion at Work’ event to discover how you can address barriers and bias faced by prospective and current staff, enabling you to create a framework for lasting change and progress.

This event is CPD-Certified and will contribute to your professional development.

Register your place today.

Why attend?
  • Learn how to address unconscious bias in your organisational culture and your recruitment and progression practices
  • Bring new, innovative ideas about addressing bias and barriers to diverse employees back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures in how to adapt workplace policy and practice to enable current and prospective staff to thrive
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Receive on-demand video recordings of all sessions, for your reference after the event


Welcome from Dods D&I


Chair's Opening Remarks


Understanding unconscious bias: what it is and how can it impact the workplace

  • The business case for championing diversity and tackling unconscious bias

  • Understanding Duty of Care and Equality Act responsibilities

  • What is a microbehaviour? Identifying and addressing behaviours that can marginalise colleagues


Comfort Break



Eradicating unconscious bias from your recruitment, progression and reward processes

  • Common examples of unconscious bias at work

  • Using positive action and data to support constructive change

  • Training interviewers to ensure equal opportunities for all


Comfort Break



Cultural Intelligence: Tackling cultural biases to drive forward success

  • Understanding and defining cultural intelligence

  • Equipping yourself and your organisation with the tools to think differently and increase engagement

  • Instilling an organisational culture of curiosity and understanding


Break for Lunch


Panel Discussion:

E pluribus unum: Creating a shared culture of belonging where everyone can thrive

  • Educating staff to embed inclusivity and respect for difference into your organisational DNA

  • Beyond by-standing: Instilling an ‘upstander’ ethos in your team

  • Securing buy-in into the benefits of diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels


Chair's Closing Remarks


Event Close


Date & time
Thursday 28th January 2021 09.00 - 15.30
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For registration queries, please contact: 0207 593 5739