Unconscious Bias Workshop

Free workshop/network forum for ICBE members
Time/Date: 10am – 1pm : Thursday, June 27th
Hosted @ DELL Ovens, Cork
Places are limited
Contact grainne@icbe.ie
or 061-423622 for more details

We know that diversity & inclusion are critical to creating & sustaining successful organisations… and yet, we know we are not making enough inroads here.
Why is this?  Could it be down to our unconscious biases?  And if our biases are unconscious, how do we make them more conscious?

This workshop will introduce & explore the role of heuristics/short-cuts we take at an unconscious level as we make multiple decisions – both at speed and even when we’ve got more time to reflect.

We’ll tease out a number of unconscious biases including the ‘Like Me’ Bias, the Affinity Bias, the Halo & Horns Effect, the Recency Bias, and the Confirmation Bias.

Using a range of reflective, interactive, and fun activities that provide ample opportunity for interaction and getting to know other participants, you will leave with a deeper appreciation of the range of unconscious biases that ‘guide’ our decisions and reactions along with practical ideas to help you overcome these biases and raise both personal and organisational awareness in this area.

Benefits are numerous and can include:
increased group innovations, productivity, & creativity;enhanced relationship- & community-building; & greater appreciation for equity, diversity, & inclusivity

Facilitated by Mojo for Leaders  www.mojoforleaders.com

Betty O’Callaghan: With extensive experience in Management Leadership & HR Management, Betty’s passion is coaching. She is inspired by the insights, courage & capacity of leaders & managers she coaches as they step up to maximise their leadership mojo & make a real & positive difference within & outside their organisations. Betty has an MSc in Personal & Management Coaching & a Higher Diploma in Coaching & Coaching Psychology from UCC. Betty also teaches Coaching Skills on the UCC Masters in Coaching Psychology (School of Applied Psychology).

Miriam O’Connell: Miriam’s first introduction to leadership was in her role as IT Project Manager when she realised that the key to real, sustainable success was engaging with your people at a meaningful, consistent & honest level. She has since made working with organisational change and leadership her life’s purpose & has been helping leaders successfully lead change for over 10 years now. Miriam has an MSc in Organisational Change, Ashridge, UK, B.A. in Psychology & Sociology, Post Grad. Dip. in Comp. Science, Dip. in Applied Project Management, UCC and a Dip. in Systems Analysis and Design.