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Unconscious Bias from Awareness to Action (Online)

Tutors: Adaku Ezeudo

Date: Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Duration: 10.00 - 12.00

Venue: Online

Cost: €0

Course Profile:

Changing demographics in the workplace continue to present diversity challenges for organisations and effective diversity management requires an organisational culture which is inclusive of a work environment that nurtures teamwork, participation, and cohesiveness. However, according to the Looking Glass research (2020) commissioned by The Film and TV Charity (UK), there is an unhealthy Industry working culture plaguing the TV and film industry and there is risk of a revolving door, with diverse and talented workforce more likely to consider leaving the industry. Also, in the wake of COVID-19, many organisations face extra layers of challenges. Abrupt transitions to remote work that force new ways of communicating, rebuilding business strategies with no guarantees of success and the ever-present need for a workforce to do more with less is now a new ‘normal’. These current disruptions have the potential to take pre-existing workplace challenges to a whole new level.

Organisations are looking to leverage diversity and build high performing, innovative teams but one barrier that can get in the way is unconscious bias. In this session, participants will explore unconscious bias in the workplace and the positive habits they can take to lessen its impact.

Areas covered include:

  • Understand what unconscious bias is and what it looks like in the workplace.
  • Understand the difference between unconscious bias, prejudice, and stereotyping
  • Recognise the impact of unconscious bias can have in the workplace, from recruitment to job progression and marketing
  • Identify positive habits that interrupt unconscious bias
  • Create a goal-setting plan to work toward becoming an inclusive leader by managing your unconscious bias.

Participant Profile:

This two hour virtual course is aimed at Producers, Directors, Company leaders, HOD’s and anyone interested in learning strategies and techniques to manage bias and practice inclusive behaviours.

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online by 12pm on Friday 18 September 2020, attaching a current CV with your application.

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