To satisfy the objectives of DBW, Eliesha set up sessions across the country, providing a detailed insight into unconscious bias and the impact it can have in the workplace. The sessions themselves were designed to be highly interactive and engaging. They had a focus on facilitating discussion and understanding of discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes, and biases, how they affect decision-making, and how to overcome them.
Our trainers were briefed directly by the client on the background and objective of the project and were tasked with creating safe spaces that would enable delegates to challenge their knowledge and explore the topic areas with confidence and honesty. This being particularly important given the nature of the topic area covered. The programme was delivered across a number of office locations:
- Cardiff (c140 staff)
- Wrexham (c15 staff)
- Manchester (c14 staff)
To support the learning and continual professional development of the participants, Eliesha offered all staff access to 3 relevant pearls of wisdom® microlearning videos from our Equality and Diversity category. A 12-month licence was provided to access these 3-4 minute videos online. The films explained basic theories and knowledge of each subject area, so as to maximise time spent with the trainer and colleagues in the training room. Before the workshop, delegates were provided with the following pearls of wisdom®:
Making these available for participants to access in a way that fits with their work demands prior to the workshop enabled the trainer to explor critical topic areas more easily, confident in the knowledge that the participants had been provided with the opportunity to become broadly familiar with a topic beforehand. This made the learning more interactive, time effective, and digestible.