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Managing Unconscious Bias

Event Details
Date: 15 October 2021
Time: 10.00-11.30am (AEDT)
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1.5 hours

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Organiser: AASW


(03) 9320 1000

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While most of us want to treat all others with respect, compassion, and fairness – the truth is that our perceptions, behaviours and interactions are driven by our biases: beliefs, filters and categorisations that are so ingrained we often don’t realise that we have them.

Social workers each carry their own personal biographies, with a unique set of values, perspectives and unconscious biases: but bringing your best self to the work requires the ability to challenge your own privilege, power, values, perspectives and unconscious biases through critical reflection, and be accountable for their impacts on practice.

This webinar will identify the features and dangers of unconscious bias and the value of understanding them. It will offer practitioners practical steps for developing their self-awareness and their ability to manage instant responses, by questioning our filters and narratives. This skill can help to increase inclusivity and diversity at work, with team members, clients, and the community at large.

Who should attend? Allied health professionals who wish to advance their professional growth and interpersonal skills by developing their awareness of unconscious biases.

This webinar is interactive so attend live if you can, to maximise the benefit from the program. A recording will be provided to all registrants for two weeks post-live event.

Additional resources and a handout will be provided to participants.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the effects of unconscious bias on practice and workplace relationships
  • Take action to reduce the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Implement behaviours and techniques to reduce unconscious bias


Lisa Harrison

Lisa is an accredited Emotional Intelligence coach, and highly experienced and versatile Professional Development Facilitator who assists organisations to create measurable, sustainable behaviour change.

Specialising in practical approaches with tangible skills and behaviours, her work focuses on personal and interpersonal skills: building emotional intelligence, communication, leadership, and self-management – for all levels of contributors and leaders. She is an accredited organisational coach including for several psychometrics, and has lectured in adult behaviour, development and workplace leadership for 25 years.

Lisa’s facilitation style is dynamic and insightful, and she encourages plenty of interaction. So be ready to fully participate throughout the program.

Location and date

Live online
15 October 2021
10.00-11.30am (AEDT)

A recording of the webinar will be sent to registrants via email after the event and available to watch for 2 weeks.


Members $90 (incl GST)
New Graduates, Retired and Student Members $45 (incl GST)
Non-members $120 (incl GST)


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*Please note, registrations close 14 October 2021 at midnight.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers