Creating inclusive, psychologically safe workplaces where we can all bring our true self to work is crucial for both business performance and employee wellbeing.
Recent trends in the UK Engineering workforce demonstrate that while the proportion of engineers who are female or people from minority ethnic backgrounds is on the increase, the total percentage is still very low with female engineers making up 16.5% of the workforce, and people from minority ethnic backgrounds making up 11.4%.
There is still work to be done around increasing diversity within STEM, and our Unconscious Bias Workshop is a great place to start.
We firmly believe that to change behaviours, we must first change hearts and minds. Our live unconscious bias training session creates a safe environment for all delegates to engage and learn without fear of judgement.
Understanding each other is key to creating a stronger workforce. We demonstrate that stereotypes and biases that we unwittingly hold, can lead us to incorrect or unfair decisions which can negatively impact the attraction, retention, and progression of talent via unfair recruitment, appraisals, allocation of work, and succession planning.
Recognising bias and challenging ourselves with kindness is a great place to in creating a more diverse, psychologically safe, and productive working environment.
At Skills 4, we take the approach that unconscious bias training is not a ‘tick box exercise’, and so we do not offer passive learning, instead we work alongside you and adapt the sessions to match the current diversity and inclusion needs within your organisation.
Our training is delivered by sector specialists who have extensive experience in the STEM industry, allowing them to recognise and quickly get to any issues at the heart of an organisation.
We take a holistic approach to our workshops and ensure we deliver a lasting and impactful workshop which delivers a sustainable change. We tackle the barriers that still divide the workplace and provide practical tools for change.
Our short workshop is ideal for organisations that are at the start of their diversity and inclusion journey, or wish to explore unconscious bias in more detail.
Our live training session is led by our industry experienced diversity and inclusion experts. We tailor our sessions to meet the needs of our delegates, demonstrated through our proven track record in delivering impactful workshops from senior leadership teams to shop-floor operatives.
We are all biased to some extent, delegates will learn how and why our biases are created and maintained, as well as the impact they can have on our workplaces and employees.
After completion, delegates are invited to join our Skills 4 Alumni which provides lifelong free membership on a platform to network and share best practice across different businesses in STEM.
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