Unconscious Bias Training 2020
Course type: Short Course
Duration: 0.5 days
Piloted with BIFA voters in 2018, our Unconscious bias training programme was designed to help voters recognise and mitigate against potential subliminal biases in their film watching and voting process, such as genre, budget, commerciality, reputation of the gender and race of key creatives or lead actors.
Training has since been delivered to all BIFA voters who participate in the voting process and has also been rolled out to other organisations in the film and television industries, including BAFTA jurors. The training is accessible, relatable, informative and helps to build a better, more inclusive industry by supporting industry professionals to improve their leadership, judgement, and decision-making skills.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this training is currently free for professionals working in the screen industries as we believe that this is an important step to keep developing our industry’s skills and reputation through this time of uncertainty.
This initiative is funded using National Lottery funds awarded to ScreenSkills by the British Film institute as part of the Future Film Skills strategy.
Our training covers how unconscious and ingrained biases (that is, biases that we are not aware of) affect human decision-making day-to-day and how that might have an effect on the work we do in British filmmaking.
Join us at a training session and learn:
- How the human decision-making process works and what factors can influence it
- Where logical decision-making can go wrong and lead us to illogical conclusions
- What is an unconscious bias and what can we be unconsciously biased against?
- How to recognise and mitigate against unconscious biases on a personal level and in group work or discussions
- How this affects our work in the British film industry and what we can do to fix it
Who it's for
This training equips attendees with vital skills and tools in decision-making, leadership, management and communications. It is relevant and applicable to all film professionals and especially those with significant decision-making powers over funding, staffing and programming, such as:
- Sales agents
- Commissioners / Financiers
- Heads of department
Training sessions will take place via Zoom. Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
For more information and booking, visit BIFA here
Course free due to ScreenSkills funding
This training addresses an industry skills shortage and is subsidised by ScreenSkills as an investment in the professional development of people working in the UK screen industries.