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Approach: Mix of conversations via storytelling, visual impact and videos.
Who Should Attend: Executives in middle to senior level positions from private sector, public sector, non-government organizations & academics.
Duration: 1 Day
Objective: Guide and support participants to showcase inclusive behaviors and consistent and transparent decision making.

 

PROGRAM METHODOLOGY


A complex subject like bias requires subtle messaging. It is also understood that behavior is most impacted and retained, when the information is processed with a dialogue.

The focus of the session will aim to elicit conversations via storytelling, visual impact and videos. Simulated exercises will also be undertaken including case studies to make the audience understand and experience alternate viewpoints.


KEY TAKEAWAYS


  • Reflection on our fundamental ways of living, taking new information and exhibiting behaviors

  • Shifting our mind-sets and emotions by challenging self with an alternate view

  • Inviting people into a conversation about one’s own bias via sharing and storytelling

  • Reducing bias’s ability to dominate our decision making

 

 

 

Details

 

Outcome

 Session 1

Breaking Ice

 
  • Context and Introductions
  • Bias in our lives - Inclusion and Exclusion games
  • Sharing of Research cultural introductions
  • Some stereotypes shortcuts
 

Understanding Self and Others

 Session 2

Bias and Us

 

 

-The many faces of Bias – Video scenarios and activities
- Explanation and activities around the following Bias

  • In-attentional blindness – Selective attention.
  • Diagnosis Bias – Propensity to label people on initial opinions
  • Pattern recognition – Identify information on prior habit (Stereotyping)
  • Value attribution – Initially perceived Value based on qualities
  • Confirmation Bias – Gathering info on already confirmed belief
  • Priming – Expectations created by previous experience
 

 

Getting clarity on day to day bias and our response to the same

Session 3

 Privileges

 

Anchoring Bias – Privileges

Privilege Exercise

 

Deeper understanding of my identity in a cultural context

Session 4

 Way Forward

  - Case lets/Scenario – Choices and Discussion
  • Attention is drawn to– what is going on? Is there, or is there
    not a bias ?
  • Actions and the way forward : Confronting the bias and examining the logic behind the bias.

Practical Solutions – Language, response to stimuli and reflective thinking

 

 

Tools & Techniques to showcase Inclusive Behaviours