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Panel discussion – unconscious bias training has made little progress: what are the key lessons learnt in navigating the issue?

15 May 2019
12:00 - 12:40
Hallam Conference Centre
Roger Kline
Research Fellow, Middlesex University Business School
Geoffrey Williams
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
Leigh Lafever-Ayer
HR Director, UK and Ireland, Enterprise Holdings

Panel discussion – unconscious bias training has made little progress: what are the key lessons learnt in navigating the issue?

Panel discussion – unconscious bias training has made little progress: what are the key lessons learnt in navigating the issue?

Conscious and unconscious biases are still a fundamental barrier to achieving truly inclusive workplaces and training is often not enough to remove them. What other strategies and initiatives can we use to effectively reduce or eliminate them? From behavioural change programmes using new technologies, experienced practitioners will discuss how to effectively raise awareness and promote unbiased decision-making. Discussion points will include:

  • what characterises inclusive behaviour and how can we avoid creating in/out groups?
  • how do we identify where biased decisions can occur and prevent them?
  • can we leverage technology to reduce biases and biased decision-making?

Speakers:

Geoffrey Williams, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters

Leigh Lafever-Ayer, HR Director, UK and Ireland, Enterprise Holdings

Roger Kline, Research Fellow, Middlesex University Business School