CPD Workshop - Cognitive Bias, Inclusion and Diversity

Wednesday, 28 April 2021
10:00 am – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Tom Flatau, Team-Working International

Invisible thinking traps

A bat and ball cost £1.10. The ball costs £1 more than the bat. How much does the bat cost? Unless you’ve seen this before, you’re likely to answer 10p… which is wrong! (* see bottom of page). This is an example of a cognitive bias. 10p sounds so obviously right that we don’t bother to check our thinking.

"If you have a brain, you’re biased”

Research shows that we can’t avoid being biased - it’s hard-wired into the human operating system.

What's your view? Would you like to find out more?

Join us at this workshop, led and delivered by Tom Flatau, a specialist in neuroscience and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

We will be exploring how cognitive bias could affect our performance and decision-making and what we could do to develop strategies and habits accordingly.

Learning Objectives

Delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how the major systems in the brain work together and can sometimes lead us astray;
  • Combat the 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 strategies and habits to mitigate bias to get optimum performance.

* the correct answer is 5p.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

3 hours' 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.