Webinar: Unconscious Biases that undermine performance and decision making

Tuesday, 19 September 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Tom Flatau, International speaker and coach, Teamworking International

Tom Flatau will be delivering a session on the unconscious biases that undermine performance and decision making

An unconscious or cognitive bias is a systematic thinking error that causes us to make poor decisions and judgments, often taking the form of social stereotypes.

To make sense of the infinite complexity of the world, our brain has to take short-cuts, like categorising people into groups with expected traits. The downside is the potential for prejudice which can ultimately lead to unintended racial, gender and other biases.

Tom provides some more information regarding his background and expertise below.

"With a Masters in Business Analysis & Systems Design and as a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, I combine business acumen with an intimate knowledge of corporate culture. I am an accredited brain and behaviour specialist, with over 25 years experience, offering a series of world-renowned programmes to multi-national organisations, including HSBC, Louis Vuitton, Emirates, Siemens and Unilever.

Based on personal experience and sharing real-world examples, I have a passion for explaining – and overcoming – the limiting beliefs, fixed mindsets and biases that thwart the potential of so many"

This will be the first session of a 3 part course run by Tom aiming to grow your resilience and help you develop an effective working mindset.

The learning objectives for this session are:

  • Understand how the major systems in the brain work and can lead to poor decision and stereotyping
  • Combat corrosive prevalence of negativity and restore balance
  • Become aware of the key touchpoints in your day when you are at the mercy of making bad decisions
  • Develop awareness, strategies and habits to mitigate bias to get optimum performance from your team

CII Accredited

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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.