Unconscious bias

Unconscious biases are the short-cuts our brain uses to navigate the incredible amount of information we are confronted with every day. These biases can help us make quick decisions about who and what we prefer and who and what we avoid.

But sometimes - these biases lead to misjudgement that inhibit trust and innovation.  On this course, you increase your awareness of some of the many biases that may negatively impact our decisions and innovative thinking. 
Example of content, depending on your requirements
  • What is unconscious bias?
  • Types of unconscious bias, eg..  
       - Confirmation Bias 
       - Beauty Bias 
       - Attribution Bias 
       - Conformity Bias 
       - Affinity Bias 
  • The Halo Effect
  • Recognising your own biases
  • The concept of covering
  • How unconscious bias affects the workplace, teams, decision-making and communication 
  • Strategies for combatting unconscious bias
  • Perspectives-taking
  • The concept of nudging

The trainers
Key’s trainers are certified trainers in Unconscious Bias. They have Masters Degrees in Intercultural Competence and Communication and are highly experienced in delivering engaging and developmental courses, seminars, lectures and coaching. 

Customised to your needs and goals

We have trained hunderds of people in unconscious bias and perspectives-taking.  We offer face-to-face or blended solutions, starter level or advanced level, for groups or individuals - whatever you prefer. 

Training can be 1-2 days, seminars or lectures, depending on your goals. We also offer individual coaching where we focus on your specific situations. 

Examples of training in Unconscious Bias 

  • 'Culture and Bias Awareness' for managers at NCC
  •  'Influencing and Bias' for management consultants at ESPP
  •  'Nordic Culture and Bias Awareness' for project managers at Traffikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) 
  • 'Bias and Culture' training at The Global Water Partnership

This course gave me a lot of insights into my own prejudices and some useful ways to work with them. This is a life-long project! 
                                                                   Participant NCC