This course will be delivered by Zoom video conference (link will be provided to confirmed delegates)

As a family mediator we are challenged every day with our own preconceptions/misconceptions about the families with whom we work, and being aware of diversity and inclusion are key elements of providing professional effective services. But what does that mean for practice? NFM is pleased to offer the first opportunity to family mediators to improve their understanding of diversity and inclusion through the lens of Unconscious Bias.

Unconscious biases can influence a person’s judgement without them being aware of it. Our 2-hour new course aims to make you aware of these potentially harmful unconscious biases and to reduce the impact of those biases in our work as mediators and on our interaction with others

“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 interactive session will help you understand unconscious bias and give you a wider awareness of unconscious bias in daily activity/behaviour.

Course Aims

  • Understand the theory and science to unconscious bias
  • Explore the origins of bias, stereotypes and prejudice
  • Developing a deeper understanding of our biases
  • Explore how to challenge unconscious bias
  • Gain an understanding of the practical steps to take towards better identifying bias
  • Be able to develop a personal development plan to minimise biases
  • Be empowered to act as a change agent, driving inclusive behaviours and attitudes that promote positive workplace practices

Course Content

  • What is ‘unconscious bias’?
  • Exploring the origins and manifestations of bias
  • The impact of unconscious bias
  • Identifying solutions and combating unconscious bias
  • Commitment to change and actions

Date: Tuesday 9th November

Cost £50

Training facilitators: Pat Rose & Winsome Barrett-Muir from The Diversity Trust

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