Unconscious Bias Workshop



Jonathon Park
07808 024 807
North East, North West, South East, South West


Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25)
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64


Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Newington, EDINBURGH, EH9 1PR
0333 32 32 400




Age Scotland supports and enables employers to build age-inclusive workplaces.

Scotland's workplace demographics are changing. As more people work for longer it's vital that age inclusion becomes a priority for organisations.

Creating age friendly workplaces.

We can help organisations to foster a positive working culture in which staff of all ages feel supported to achieve their potential.

Unconscious Bias workshop...

By experiencing bias, including our own, we can create a motive for change.

Unconscious Bias training can be an important part of an organisation's diversity and inclusion programme but to create a cultural shift in behaviours there is a need for people to have a motive to change. Our workshop helps create that motive through the use of thought-provoking digital media.

Age Scotland's Unconscious Bias workshop uses digital media that has been specifically created to immerse participants into workplace situations. It allows them to experience their own personal bias as well as how it feels to be on the receiving end of other people’s biases. This in turn creates a greater awareness of the effect of unconscious bias and a motive for change.

The workshop is one of the first of its type that includes age-related biases, which are often missed, alongside other protected characteristics.

As face-to-face workshops aren't possible at the moment, this session is delivered virtually with plenty of opportunity for interaction and discussion.

You can find out more about the digital element and the aims and outcomes of the workshop below.

Workshop aim...

The workshop aims to raise your awareness of unconscious bias and how it can affect interactions with colleagues and customers as well as decisions regarding recruitment, selection, motivation and your behaviour towards team members.

We will focus on your own personal awareness of biases and how that will contribute to creating a safer, happier and more inclusive culture.

Workshop content

The workshop is confidential and relaxed and participants will be encouraged to be honest and open.

It covers the 2010 Equality Act protected characteristics and reviews how stereotyping, labelling and ethnocentrism impacts our biases and behaviours.

As well as open discussion, interactive videos, quizzes and online polls are used to create a more immersive experience.

This workshop is designed for people managers of all management levels and lasts 2 hours 15 minutes. It is also suitable for employees who are not managers so do please get in touch to discuss requirements.

Workshop outcome...

By the end of the session you will have a better understanding of:

- What unconscious bias is (and isn’t).
- The implications of unconscious bias in the workplace.
- How to recognise your own natural biases and manage them effectively.
- How to apply Unconscious Bias awareness to everyday workplace situations.

For more information please email jonathan.park@agescotland.org.uk.

You can also download our Unconscious Bias flyer at https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/services/age-inclusive-workplaces/unconscious-bias-workshop which has further information and pricing for workshop participants.

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