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Unconscious Bias: Filters are Not Just for Instagram

  • Length 1 day or 2 half-days
  • Price  $550 inc GST
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Why study this course

As competition for business growth intensifies and technology advances at a rapid rate, maintaining an edge is becoming more and more of a challenge. Many businesses are seeking the next thing that will increase their ability to be competitive and diversity of thinking is a relatively untapped and valuable resource.

Studies have shown that diverse teams reliably outperform teams of experts in the speed and creativity of problem solving and critical thinking, therefore a diverse workforce creates strategic advantage for businesses.

Participants will learn about the conundrum of deep-rooted biological mechanisms, which skew our objective decision making ability and bias our choices. This session explores the biases and decisions we make which are below our consciousness. We will unpack where these subconscious preferences impair our decision-making and ability to succeed.

This session gives an overview of the concept of Cognitive Framing and delves into the biology of the brain. We will explore how cognitive heuristics were formed and how these mental shortcuts can turn into unconscious biases. We explore how unconscious bias limits our overall success and how to recognise and mitigate biases affecting our decision-making.

Participants will learn how to use tools such as implementation intentions and have an opportunity to practice these in a safe environment. This will allow participants to embed the learning as they go and continue to apply it in the workplace.

We share a structure for decision-making that enables us to make significant decisions more objectively and discuss aspects of decision making across cultures. This flows on to our topics of Diversity. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how to support a culture of diversity and how this increases organisational success.

This course appeals to aspiring, emerging and current leaders as well as business owners, salespeople, volunteers and teammates. There is an optional qualification upgrade available.

This course is often delivered in two half-days instead of one full day.

Delivered by Illuminate Group – Powered by Lumify Work.

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What you’ll learn

  • Understand the critical importance of sound decision making skills

  • Evaluate personal and cognitive bias and how they influence your decision making

  • Identify key areas to improve in the decision making process

  • Develop new strategies to make consciously balanced decisions

  • Implement changes to support a healthy decision making culture within your team and or business

  • Knowledge of how to foster inclusion in the workplace

  • Structures to put in place to mitigate biased judgements

  • Understanding how to create an inclusive culture

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The Illuminate Group enables the delivery of an integrated solution that combines contemporary management consulting solutions with outstanding leadership development programmes. Lumify Work, in partnership with Illuminate, is focused on enabling people and organisations to achieve their potential.

Who is the course for?

Anyone – current leaders, new leaders, emerging leaders, employees, individuals and volunteers.

Course subjects

  • Bias

  • Diversity

  • Decision making


There are no compulsory prerequisites but An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence is recommended.


Lumify Work offers training through our partnership with Illuminate Group. This arrangement requires Lumify Work to provide your details to Illuminate Group for course and/or exam registration purposes.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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