Event Summary



Date and Time

Wednesday 30 June 2021 (10.00 - 12.00)


Free (£30.00 non-members)

Unconscious Bias training has rightly been criticised. Studies demonstrate that knowing about the problem is not enough to effect change. But how do we move forward? If we know that structural bias is disadvantaging certain groups in a way that is almost invisible to those not affected, how do we not only bring this into people’s awareness but also start to make things better?

We are pleased to welcome back Sam Hope (therapist, trainer and consultant) to lead this session. Sam is an experienced, highly knowledgeable trainer who will guide participants to learn more about the following:

  • Understanding unconscious or structural biases and how they are created and maintained
  • Ways of challenging bias within our institutions
  • Unpacking the ways individuals and institutions defend their biases
  • Effective organisational strategies for tackling the impact of bias

Facilitated by Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development, Skills and Education Group) and Alison Scott (Lead Professional Development Advisor) there will also be an opportunity for colleagues working in the field to share the successes and ongoing challenges of their work to tackle the impact of bias in their organisations.

  • 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 as part of your development programme, please contact Karen Plowman, Head of Professional Development (karenp@skillsedugroup.co.uk) for more details.