Event Summary



Date and Time

Wednesday 9 December 2020 (13:00 to 15:00)


Free (£30.00 non-members)

It is proven that bias can seep into our decision making and affect our working lives - so, why not come along to this session and become part of the solution to overcoming bias in the FE and Skills sector.

This interactive and informative online event focuses on how bias can affect our decisions.  We know that bias has an impact on how we recruit and manage staff and can potentially lead to problems within teams and accusations of discrimination. As this is the case, this incisive session will enable you to assess your own bias, to understand where it comes from, and to learn much more about how to overcome your blind spots.

In addition, there will be an opportunity to review how bias can potentially affect teaching and learning, thus affecting outcomes for learners.  Ensuring ‘fairness for every student’ is an essential message that needs to be portrayed across the sector; and this session will allow for collaboration to take place, engaging those who attend in the sharing of good practice and positive techniques that have been known to support achievement for all.

We are delighted to welcome back Vanessa Rhodes to facilitate this informative and engaging session.  Vanessa has worked for many years in the FE sector as a senior HR leader, and has now set up her own company, Imago HR, providing a compassionate and pragmatic approach to people management for a range of organisations.  Supported by Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development), this online networking event hosted via Zoom, will offer plenty of opportunity for you to collaborate, network and share thoughts and ideas with others who deliver post-compulsory education.

  • 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.