Disrupting Unconscious BIAS

Mumbai | Dec 17 - 18, 2018


Disrupting unconscious bias requires a pro-active and participatory approach. In the blink of an eye, verdicts are passed. Everyone has biases. Cognitive science has demonstrated the mostly invisible impacts that unconscious or automatic social judgments have on talent and work-place decisions, but many find it difficult to consider this sensitive topic. It is critical to create the opportunity for managers of people and human resources professionals to explore the concept and impact of bias in a safe and supportive environment. 

This specially curated workshop by SHRM India immerses participants in an illuminative learning environment to establish a deeper understanding of how biases develop, the effects of bias on people decisions, and the choice of actions to disrupt bias. The learning environment is non-judgmental, interactive, and focused on individual and organizational application.

Workshop Impact

During the participatory workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize that all people have biases in some form or the other.
  • Discover a deeper empathy to the effects of unconscious bias.
  • Identify the indicators of unconscious bias.
  • Appreciate the areas where unconscious bias is likely to appear.
  • Action processes for strategies to counter bias and remove barriers to diversity and inclusion.

Workshop Takeaways

At the end of this workshop, participants will gain insights and action processes for:

  • Being influential in their personal, teams and organizations practice to disrupt barriers caused by unconscious bias
  • Instigating change in the organizations’ cultural identity toward unconscious bias.

Who Should Attend

  • People managers who lead diverse teams
  • HR managers who are responsible for disrupting bias
  • Organizational leaders looking to create appropriate communication and strategy around Unconscious Bias
Type Member Become a Member* Non Member
INR 25,500 INR 27,500 INR 29,500
Taxes extra as applicable.

About the Speaker:

Glenn Hayden
Glenn Hayden is an award-winning theatre director and arts leader who applies arts practice and business experience to support a work for success environment to engage into our celebrations and challenges. Glenn's empathetic and experiential approach facilitates practical techniques for positive performance outcomes

As a graduate from WA Academy of Performing Arts/Edith Cowan University; he has been working consistently in the industry for 30 plus years as an artiste, producer and soft skills trainer. He was the Associate Director of Melbourne Workers Theatre in Victoria and Deckchair Theatre Company in Western Australia and for 10 years was Artistic Director and later CEO of Urban Myth Theatre Company based in Adelaide Australia. He has been instrumental in the establishment of theatre organizations including the award - winning Blueroom Theatre in Perth WA and continues to mentor many emerging artists and companies in Australia and India.

In 2016/17, he created the Corporate Training Department for the WA Academy of Performing Arts / Edith Cowan University and has since the past couple of years also been a regular guest faculty member of the Goa Institute of Management and guest artist of the Thespo Theatre Festival, Danceworx, Drama School Mumbai.

As well as facilitating and teaching theatre workshops throughout Australia, Indonesia and India, prominent in his working life has been the use of theatre 'as a tool' to work with corporates and community. He is highly skilled in utilizing theatre as the platform for investigations to inspire professional and personal development, to create performance and events and to encourage defined outcomes for communities and their members.

*Glenn Hayden's use of theatre techniques in corporate training is sensitive to individuals in the group.  It is NOT an acting course and participants are not forced to perform. Glenn's skill is to evaluate participants and groups and to adjust his methods of teaching to encourage a sense of SUCCESS from ALL participants.  


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