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Feb
28
Unconscious Bias
By John Boyd

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.

For more details contact John or James via lnnortheast@methodistchurch.org.uk