Unconscious Bias & Intercultural Competence Training (2020) - “Never Judge A Book By Its Cover”

LJMU Unconscious Bias & Intercultural Competence Training (2020)

“Never Judge A Book By Its Cover”

LJMU are proud to be working in partnership with equality and diversity training specialists; Challenge Consultancy and are pleased to offer LJMU/JMSU Staff the opportunity to participate in a half day Unconscious Bias & Intercultural Competence workshop.

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  • Thursday 27th February 2020
  • Tithebarn Street (10:00 - 13:00) & (14:00 - 17:00)
  • Thursday 5th March 2020
  • Bryom Street (10:00 - 12:30) & Redmonds (14:00 - 16:30)



The Aim Of The Training Session Is To Help Participants:

  • Understand the concept of unconscious bias how it may lead us to make assumptions about people who are different from ourselves.
  • Explore key features of intercultural competence in Higher Education and its effects on student attainment.
  • Develop a customer-centred approach to delivering services to a diverse range of students and staff.
  • Utilise strategies for increasing intercultural competence and reducing unconscious bias.
  • Develop a strategy for individual action.


Explore Your Own Unconscious Bias:

Ahead of the workshop participants will be asked to explore their own unconscious bias using the “Project Implicit” online resource: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

Please note: The Project Implicit test was established in 1998 and certain equality monitoring information requested is outdated (i.e.; limited options for participants to select under such questions as “which gender/sex do you identify as?”)     –This is currently under review with the Project Implicit Team.


Who can attend?

This training opportunity is open to all LJMU & JMSU Staff. Places are limited and will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis.


Workshop Times:

Half day workshops will run in the morning (10:00 – 12:30/13:00) and the same session will be repeated in the afternoon at approx. (14:00 – 16:30/17:00)

*NB: The workshop schedule above is subject the change



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