Unconscious Bias

Consciously unbiased training

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How is Capco leading the way?

Capco has had an on-going focus on Diversity & Inclusion, including everything covered by the Equality Act 2010: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; sexual orientation. At Capco, it is really important that you can #BeYourselfAtWork and that the environment in which you work and the teams you are part of foster that ethos. So...

We are running interactive training sessions that explore unconscious bias and micro-inequities

When: 2nd June 2015


  • 10:45 – 12:30
  • 14:00 – 15:45
  • 17:00 – 18:45

Where: @GES Training room

Commitment: 1 hour 45 minutes

What is unconscious bias and why should you care?

Unconscious bias affects every area of our lives. Unconsciously, we tend to like people who look like us, think like us and come from backgrounds similar to ours. Everyone likes to think he or she is open-minded and objective, but research has shown that the beliefs and values gained from family, culture and a lifetime of experiences heavily influence how we view and evaluate both others and ourselves.

From a survival standpoint, bias is a positive and necessary trait. In business (and life), however, bias can be costly. It can cause us to make decisions that are not objective; and ultimately we miss opportunities.

What to expect from the training:

  • An engaging, interactive session using drama to bring to life issues related to unconscious bias and encourage an exploration of what individuals and businesses need to do differently in order to create the right kind of inclusive environment.
  • Provided by STEPS: a theater-based organisation that delivers training through enacting real-life scenarios. They are excellent at building self-awareness and tackling many forms of unconscious bias.

This is a business-wide initiative. We have capacity for 20 people in each session and our aim is to get as many people through it as possible. There will be a number of sessions throughout the year, so please get in touch with uklearning@capco.com.