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.
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.
Sally Baker is a proven Inclusion, Equality & Diversity specialist as well as HR generalist with over 18 years experience and has been recognised for that work in 2005 by being made a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal Managers & Developers.
Sally has been a consultant since 1999, with many different organisations in different market sectors. 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.
She is used to dealing with and communicating with people on all levels, making fast relationships and building trust quickly while running her workshops or consulting. Sally also mentors CEO's and senior leaders enabling them to develop their own leadership skills and effective strategies. Sally has held senior director roles in the private sector including being the first diversity manager with Kingfisher group and has worked as a successful consultant in both the private, public and charity sectors. She was recognised by Business in the Community award with BskyB for her work on the programme ‘managing disability in the workplace'.
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).
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