Webinar: Introduction to unconscious bias



Where: Online webinar

Interactive CPD points: 1

Unconscious bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgements and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences. 

This webinar will help individuals in organisations begin to get an understanding of unconscious bias and a wider awareness of unconscious bias in daily activity/behaviour. It will cover: 

  • What is ‘unconscious bias’?
  • The origins and manifestations of bias 
  • The impact of unconscious bias
  • Identifying solutions and combating unconscious bias

Russell J Thomas is a public speaker, trainer, policymaker and expert in equality diversity and inclusion (EDI). He is Director and Senior Consultant for the Diversity Trust, an equality and an EDI consultancy common interest company (CIC), and EDI and Wellbeing Manager at the University of Exeter. He has led on EDI for 23 years receiving diplomas and awards relating to community engagement and is a sociologist and cultural linguist.  

Russell has extensive knowledge and experience as a result of working within a variety of sectors including: local authorities, higher and further education, sports and recreation industry, public health and the NHS as well as private, social enterprise and voluntary sectors. His specialisms include: equality, diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, race equality and unconscious bias.