Avoiding Bias as a Manager

Tuesday, 20 June 2023
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (UK time)

Many of us believe we are acting with fairness and integrity in our role as a manager and generally we will have the best intentions to ensure that this is achieved. Yet we know that unconscious bias can creep into many decisions a manager has to make including recruitment, performance management, access to training and allocation of work.

This is an ideal opportunity to reflect on your own management practices and consider if you are aware of how to avoid bias in your own job role.

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • Understand the benefits of acting with fairness and integrity as a manager
  • Recognise where bias may creep into management practice
  • Understand why bias can have a negative effect in the work-team
  • Identify which areas of a manager’s work are particularly prone to bias and whether AI has a part to play
  • Discover how to mitigate our own bias to create a more productive working environment


Katharine is a professionally qualified trainer and consultant with a global financial services background. She has been involved with learning and development for over 25 years and started her career working for one of the large brokers. She now works as a freelance consultant with broader experience in insurance and the public sector.

Katharine works with organisations to help them identify talent, develop staff, and manage learning. Her more recent project work has been delivering management coaching and workshops for Lloyds Insurance syndicates and being an assessor on graduate recruitment campaigns.

Katharine is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Psychological Society as well as being a qualified teacher and assessor.

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1 1/2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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