Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Bias

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    Squire Patton Boggs
    7 Devonshire Square
    EC2M 4YH

    While open prejudice and discrimination remain pressing issues in workplaces around the world, the more elusive challenge facing many modern organisations is that of unconscious bias.

    This is not a new concept, nor will it be unfamiliar to many. So why have both public and private organisations struggled to overcome unconscious bias? The answer is in the name itself: unconscious bias. By its very nature, we are not aware when unconscious bias impacts our decisions.

    We are delighted to have Andrew Marcinko, a respected researcher in the Psychology Department at Durham University, join us to delve into this complex issue and provide us with tools and solutions to help circumvent unconscious bias. You will gain insight into the cognitive theory behind biases, and hear about evidence-based tactics to limit their impact. It is Andrew’s premise that by challenging existing beliefs, we can outsmart our brains and make less-biased decisions, both in the workplace and in our social lives.

    We hope you are able to join us for an informal evening of drinks, a bite to eat and this thought-provoking session which promotes #BalanceforBetter, the theme for International Women’s Day 2019. Please register using the button above.