Unconscious Bias


UCD Provider

UCD HR Learning & Development

Aimed at

All those regularly involved in the recruitment, interview and selection process


Overview

The interactive workshop explores the way the brain processes information and makes shortcuts and assumptions on our behalf, without us even noticing. Participants will look at areas which create and exacerbate those short-cuts and assumptions including our innate preferences for certain people and information, cultural environment, personal experiences and background.  


Objectives

  • To equip participants with the knowledge and skills to identify unconscious bias, understand their potential for impacting on decision making and develop techniques to minimise that impact.
  • To explore the way the brain processes information and makes shortcuts and assumptions on our behalf, without us even noticing our innate preferences for certain people and information, cultural environment, personal experiences and background.
  • To delve into the existing psychological evidence of how those shortcuts and assumptions impact on behaviour and decisions. 
  • To discuss strategies and mechanisms for managing our brain’s processing and ultimately, ensuring our actions are based on sound rationale and are not unconsciously biased.
  • To examine the potential for unconscious bias to influence behaviour and decision making in employment, service delivery and teaching and learning, with a particular focus on recruitment and selection.

 
Content

  • How our brains process information
  • Where unconscious biases might have an impact
  • Consideration of where and how unconscious bias might manifest in employment, teaching and learning and student services, with a focus on recruitment and selection.
  • How to manage our unconscious biases and make evidence-based decisions

 
Duration

Half day


Dates

11 October 2016

15 February 2017

06 April 2017


Book Your Place: UCD Online Booking System (available from 20 September 2016)

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