Hands up if you’re ready to learn more about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace? Hurrah! OK, now, hands up if you’re worried that diversity and inclusion training means death by Powerpoint and reams of handouts?! Well, fear not, the Know Your Bias workshop by award-winning organisation, The Other Box, is anything but dry. We’ll help you uncover your unconscious biases and explore real-life experiences in a thought-provoking, interactive workshop where you’ll take away practical tips to apply straightaway at work.
Know Your Bias
Whether or not we like to admit it, we all have unconscious biases. They affect our perceptions, our decision-making processes and our workplace cultures. Becoming aware of an unconscious bias is the first step to changing that; and it can ultimately help us all create a more inclusive and productive working culture.
Who is this workshop for?
From running our flagship workshop internally for organisations, this is your chance to see what Know Your Bias is about! This workshop is for anyone looking to start meaningful conversations around diversity and inclusion in their workplace and have tools they can implement straight away to begin making a real difference.
Who are The Other Box?
Leyya Sattar and Roshni Goyate are two brown, working class women who have carved successful careers in the creative industries. But they were tired of feeling invisible and underrepresented - on high-profile panels, on awards juries, and at leadership level in agencies. So, they founded The Other Box in 2016, to change the way the industry thinks about diversity, to create role models for people of colour, and to provide a platform for underrepresented people doing amazing work in the creative sector.
Don't just take our word for it
The Other Box creates a safe space for diversity and inclusion topics to come alive through shared discussion. Getting people out of their seats, talking about their own experiences and perceptions in a safe space was really powerful and dare I say it, enjoyable.
The Other Box created an open and constructive environment for us to open up and explore some of the biases. The way they spoke about some of the concepts and ways in which biases and removing them can change mindset was so thought-provoking, surprising and practical. We have never been so engaged in a training session before. Many of the cohort said that it was a real eye-opener to things that they had never even considered before as well as making them think about in intersectionality (yes we picked up some lingo) of these biases and how we shouldn’t just be assuming. It has been the most talked about training we have EVER done! We cannot wait to roll this out further and we are in complete awe of The Other Box and the work that they are doing!
I found the Know Your Bias event really useful and inspiring. The training was facilitated in such an open, accepting way that we felt supported yet free to speak our minds, which led to some really enlightening and refreshingly honest discussions. The pace of the workshop and size of group worked really well, and there was space to network afterwards in a relaxed environment. I will definitely take what I learnt back to my work and personal life, and am advocating for my organisation to book in some sessions too.
“It was eye-opening to learn how asking a seemingly innocent question to another person can be interpreted in a demeaning context. The workshop massively raised awareness of how we can push our workplace to be a truly welcoming and inclusive environment for each and every person.”
Blue Zoo Animation Studio
Any other questions?
Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.