BEYOND BIAS TRAINING FOR ORGANISATIONS
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS TRAINING
Unconscious Bias training (UBT) as the default or preferred method to combat or reduce discrimination and prejudice in the workplace and other institutional settings, is continuing to attract significant criticisms and pushback on methodological, political and ethical grounds. In our opinion, those criticisms are warranted. Valid. And require thorough reflection.
Tackling the reproduction of racism, discrimination and exclusion at micro-levels within organisations is ABSOLUTELY necessary and although all unconscious bias training courses are certainly not created equal… racism occurs at ALL levels of organisational functioning and processes, including at meso and macro levels (e.g. groups dynamics, institutional policies and procedures, organisational culture).
Thus…let’s be clear that;
*Exclusively or primarily focusing on unconscious bias to tackle racial (& other) inequality is a losing battle…
*Exclusively or primarily focusing on unconscious bias to tackle racial (& other) inequality thus amounts to structural racism (and sexism, and ableism…)
*Organisations serious about tackling inequality, injustice and discrimination must take a much closer look at the macro context, its relationship to meso and micro-processes to take effective action to reduce structural violence and inequality
This is what Beyond Bias aims to deliver. BBT is Race Reflections’ FLAGSHIP course. It is the only one day course that is currently offered to organisations outside of our membership structure.
We are certain that it will take your organisation to the next level when it comes to understanding and tackling inequality, exclusion and discrimination.
BEYOND BIAS CONTENTS
The course will cover;
*Structural and institutional racism
*Intersectionality and intersectional violence
*Micro-meso-macro links (eg. links between unconscious bias, social inequality and organisational practices)
*Historical configurations and present-day institutional arrangements
*Power as a vector of exclusion and marginalisation (again from the micro to the macro)
*Tools, strategies and methods to reduce structural harm including anti-racist tools
This is a full-day training course that is interactive, uses various methods and requires participants’ reflective and reflexive engagement (with both head and heart).
Beyond Bias, as all courses delivered by Race Reflections is challenging. For this reason, our preference is a face to face delivery. Due to COVID19, we are however not at present delivering face to face training.
We hope to be able to start delivering the course face to face within the next 8-10 weeks.
*£3850 + VAT for up to 30 attendees (we do not recommend larger groups).
*Price includes delivery and preparation but excludes travel and expenses.
Beyond Bias course may be part of an organisational development membership. For more details, click here.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
To arrange an informal conversation about BBT and better understand why it is the natural and necessary progression from your organisational UB training programme, please contact us. We are currently registering interest for face to face delivery in the autumn and winter. Availabilities are limited.
Get in touch, now to book your BBT training and take equality to the next level.