Event Summary



Date and Time

Thursday 21 March 2024 (13:00 - 16:15)


£35.00 (£60.00 non-members)

Delivered by Equality and Diversity specialist Vanessa Boon, this interactive webinar will explore how to counteract unconscious bias across society.


The online event will provide a platform for those attending to explore unconscious bias in more detail, offering techniques for courageous conversations which will assist in challenging inappropriate remarks, potential banter and micro-aggressions.  It will deep-dive into the different types of subconscious bias and how to spot and mitigate them, explore the Halo and Horns effect, and how internalise biases inhibit self-esteem, confidence and performance.

Vanessa Boon is a highly regarded trainer in the sector who is passionate about people development and diversity. Her community gift-work includes Hope not Hate, youth mentoring and the Human Library – where the books are people and Reading is a conversation and an opportunity to meet the person beyond the label (http://humanlibraryuk.org. She is also award-winning Chair (elected voluntary role) of International Women's Day Festival Derby and Chair, Derby Sound Community Radio - where local communities find their voice: https://www.derbysound.org.uk.

So, come along and join us for this informative and engaging event that will offer you or your colleagues support and guidance on how to recognise and counteract the signs and symptoms of unconscious bias.


Did you know? This session can be delivered in-house directly to your staff.  For more information about this or any of our other bespoke training opportunities, please contact cpd@skillsedugroup.co.uk.

Key Speakers

Vanessa Boon

Lead Difference-Maker/Founder, Energise

Vanessa's work focuses on addressing the barriers to equity and social justice, empowering people to break down barriers within and around them and helping organisations to dismantle systemic barriers.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.

  • Would you like this session delivered directly to your staff?

    If you would like this, or a similar session, delivered to staff within your organisation, please contact our Professional Development team to explore options.

  • Terms and conditions

    Completion of the booking constitutes a contract between yourselves and the Skills and Education Group. In order to receive a refund, all cancellations must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the event taking place. Non-attendance will result in the place being charged at full cost. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. The Skills and Education Group reserves the right to cancel or alter the event for reasons beyond its control.