This workshop has been organised as part of the Division’s application to the Athena Swan Silver Award. The training is an acknowledgment of the potentially negative impacts of unconscious bias on the selection, management and treatment of staff or job applicants. The training is compulsory for all members of the Division employed by UCL.
The three-hour long session will be facilitated by Dr Marie Stewart, MBE, and will take the form of highly interactive facilitated discussions.
At the end of the session, participants should have a greater understanding of
· The fact that unconscious processes can influence decision-making and undermine their intention to be “fair”
· Some of the processes through which unconscious bias can occur
· Potential effects of unconscious bias on the treatment of different groups of applicants and staff at UCL
· Actions and techniques that they can use to manage these processes and minimise the effects of unconscious bias