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Meeting Room 2, Charles Darwin House 2, 107 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8TZ

Learn about unconscious bias and the impact it may have on workplace culture.


It is now acknowledged that in addition to eradicating discrimination and bias within an organisation it is important to consider the role of unconscious bias on individual behaviours and the impact it is having on your ability to create an open, fair and inclusive workplace culture for all.

This half day awareness building course aims to educate staff and managers so that they can lead by example in the quest to change mind-sets and create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Before the training we ask those attending to take the Implicit Association Test to understand more about how bias affects our decision making and spontaneous behaviours.

Unconscious Bias and Micro Behaviours

  • Recognising and dealing with bias, including our own
  • Recognising different diversity issues and dealing with them effectively
  • Understanding the impact of legislation and our responsibilities
  • Being able to recognize and deal with inappropriate behaviour
  • Understand the micro behaviours that impact negatively
  • Ensuring that we act professionally at all times to become role models for our organisation
  • Actively promoting inclusion

We will be including a bias test for individuals to take away and do. Delegates may also gain access to a short e-learning session to complete prior to the course.

Your Trainer:

Sally Baker BA(hons) Business and Law, Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute Personnel Managers & Developers (CIPD)

Sally Baker is a proven inclusion,equality and diversity specialist as well as HR generalist with over 18 years experience and was recognised for that work in 2005 by being made a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Managers & Developers.

Sally has worked as a consultant since 1999, with many different organisations in different market sectors and with several global organisations. She has worked in the last few years with various regulatory organisations such as the General Dental Council, the Pharmaceutical Council, and the British Dental Association. She has worked with some of the largest global pharmaceutical companies. She worked for 6 years as a consultant for the Audit Commission. Sally works regularly with Boards in NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and has worked extensively with the National Institute of clinical excellence (NICE) developing diversity friendly health outcomes.

Regarded as an expert on the Equality Act 2010, she is working with Barristers Chambers and law firms across the UK, to deliver training on the Bar Standards policy and Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Sally has held senior director roles in the private sector including being the first diversity manager with Kingfisher group. She was recognised by Business in the Community award with BskyB for her work on the programme ‘managing disability in the workplace'.

Certification and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All attendees on this course will receive a certificate of attendance.

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 9 CPD points. CPD is an important area of most career paths. It offers a mechanism by which you can document the work you do above and beyond your job role, aiding upwards progression. At the Society we promote the importance of CPD to all our members and provide a simple system for maintaining your progress throughout the year.

Our training is supporting of our professional registers competency framework where commitment to CPD and also competence in 5 key areas is required. Either for those who are currently registered and wanting to update their skills or for those who are looking to apply for registration. This course has been identified as supporting competency development for: Chartered Scientist or Biologist Competency area: Personal responsibility.

(NB: Our training is there to support your skills development and attending this course only is not sufficient to meet the registers' competency requirement, this should be supported by other evidence of your competence in this area). 

We evaluate all of our training events, to make sure that we maintain a high quality of training.


Society members - £90 + VAT
Staff and members of Member Organisation, Staff of HUBS or SCAS members - £180 +VAT
Non-members - £275 + VAT

Non-members who have completed a membership application and made payment can also benefit from the discounted member rate.

Group-booking discounts of up to 10% are now available, for Members and Member Organisations who would like to send four or more of their staff on this course. If you would like to make a group booking please contact our training officer.

If you are booking on behalf of a colleague please add your contact details in the special requirements box.


For further information about the course please contact our training officer.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation with over 10 working days' notice = 100% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with 5-10 working days' notice = 50% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with less than 5 working days' notice = 0% refund

The Royal Society of Biology reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training event up to 10 working days before the event is due to take place. A full refund will be issued.

If the Royal Society of Biology is required to cancel or reschedule a training event with under 10 working days' notice due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued and 50% of attendee pre-paid travel will be compensated.