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What is Unconscious Bias: Instinct, Assumption, Stereotyping? Book for our Zoom session

August 17, 2020 2:38 PM
By Rachel Dineley

Mind logoWhy does it arise? When does it influence behaviour and decision-making? How can we tackle it? Is it always a bad thing? What support is available to those adversely affected?

In a 1.5 hour Zoom session Rachel Dineley Rachel Dineley, a former leading discrimination lawyer and now the Diversity Officer at Chiltern Liberal Democrats, will host a presentation on what underlies unconscious bias, how to recognise it, guard against it, and respond when encountering it. We all have "blind spots": do you know how to spot them? Our intuitions as well as our conscious reasoning are informed by evidence and experience,and are critical to our functioning. Good or bad, we cannot do without them. By understanding how they operate and being open-minded and alert to their implications, mistakes can be avoided. Having insight into decision-making assists in making good decisions.

In addition to a Q&A session, participants will have the opportunity to share experience and discuss the practicalities of dealing with unconscious bias.

Sophia Hobbs and Joanna Brennan, representatives of the mental health charity Buckinghamshire Mind, will contribute, with suggestions on coping strategies, for those affected by the impact of discrimination

The BIAS session is apolitical and open to participants regardless of political allegiance. All participants are expected to show courtesy and respect to other participants, consistent with the theme of this webinar.

You can book for this session here