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Jan
18
Introduction to Unconscious Bias
By Kristie Legg

 

An Introductory Unconscious Bias training session, run for members and leaders of the Methodist Church

 

About this event

What is unconscious bias?

‘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 judgments and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences.'

Hidden biases have the power to undermine and derail our desire to act Justly, and fairly towards other people and lots of areas in our decision making. eg, when it comes to recruitment, promotion, and openness to new sources of ideas. It is possible to be unconsciously biased regarding disability, religion, race, gender, age, social class, and more.

This Unconscious Bias Training session is aimed particularly at those engaged in the stationing invitation process, but is also applicable for those on circuit meetings and church councils, etc.

We will be using the video resources for introducing unconscious bias  available on the Methodist Church Website. The online session will include watching the videos and joining in small group conversation/reflection following each of the 3 video clips.

The reading/study material which is required before and after the session will be sent to participants in advance. When booking your place, please select which session you will be attending. Book here.