It’s gratifying when an idea grows and spreads. Last year, we took our Unconscious Bias workshop to York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We worked with members of their board to heighten their awareness of unconscious bias; what it is, and the detrimental impact it has every day in the workplace. (And lo, 9 out of 10 delegates told us it did heighten their awareness. Hooray!)
Well, imagine our delight when they came back and said they wanted to spread the message further into the organisation. Now we are back in York, working with a wide range of employees, training them in two workshops to become Unconscious Bias Ambassadors. It’s bespoke, it’s worthwhile, and it’s very, very rewarding to be involved with a client who takes the organisational development challenges of unconscious bias so seriously.
If they’re happy for me to do so, I’ll tell you more about our work with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust later in the year.