Time to Talk about Race and Unconscious Bias

TIme to talk about race online course provided by Strawberry Words

Level: Foundation

Running time: 46 minutes

Introductory Cost: £250 (for 6 months)

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Information video

Time to Talk about Race and Unconscious Bias is an introductory course designed to provide a basic overview of these areas. It aims to dispel myths and get straight to the facts. It is for people in the workplace and individuals with a personal interest.

It allows learners to gain foundational academically researched knowledge on race, racism and unconscious bias. It answers many questions people are often afraid to ask and enables learners to acquire information without feeling uncomfortable in a group setting.

The course is supported by resources which include provoking questions to encourage thought and further discussion. It also contains a booklist to build upon the lessons.

It is delivered by Rebbecca Hemmings – Director of Strawberry Words training consultancy.  Rebbecca has 23 years’ experience of facilitating conversations about race and cultural awareness.

The primary aim of the course is to enable learners to define and explore race and unconscious bias, and learn strategies to reduce the harmful effects of racism in the community and workplace.

Modules

  • Defining racism
  • Impact of racism
  • Key terms
  • Language (in reference to race i.e. use of the term B.A.M.E.)
  • Defining unconscious bias
  • Types of unconscious bias
  • Debiasing techniques

How it works

The course is accessed through the Strawberry Words website. Once purchased, users have access for 6 months access. Do bear in mind, the current cost is an introductory one and is likely rise in the near future.

The longest video is 12 minutes, with most averaging 4 minutes each. Learners simply watch each video, take notes to aid learning and then refer to the supporting resources to answer reflective questions and read supporting information. There are no tests or assignments, the course is purely designed as an introduction to the topics and enables participants space to think and contextualise the facts.

What others have said about Strawberry Words’ talks and courses…

Rebbecca was excellent, and the session ran smoothly. She was very informative and left us with lots to think about.”

Course participant from Imagine Independence – 2020

My takeaway is to read up on this and make some stronger commitments as a company.”

Talk attendee from Avanti West Coast – 2020

“…it was a really thorough and engaging session – thank you.”

University of Sussex participant 2020

Rebbecca created a safe space for discussion and gave me some interesting tools to apply to my work.”

Creative Black Country participant – 2020

 “Discussing the broader issues first for context, then seeing/hearing specific examples.”

(Speaking on what they found most useful) University of Birmingham participant – 2020