How Unconscious Bias e-learning supports successful external accreditation and award applications
25th October 2016
The confirmation of external accreditation is a valuable method of demonstrating an organisation’s commitment to making progress in diversity and inclusion.
Marshall is constantly working to provide e-learning that supports our clients needs. This is particularly the case in providing training that adds value to learning and development of employees and is beneficial when external validation is sought, such as for accreditations and awards applications.
How can Marshall E-Learning help you gain accreditations and awards applications?
Many clients use our e-learning to demonstrate to an external body, a real commitment to a topic – colleges show our safeguarding reports to Ofsted, insurance firms show evidence of completed training on our anti money laundering to the financial conduct authority.
In the last two years we have had universities show evidence of unconscious bias training, using our reporting system to go for awards that recognise their commitment to equality and diversity.
Marshall E-Learning provides a number of universities with diversity training, inclusive leadership training, and customised unconscious bias training programmes that supported their accreditations and award applications.
Dave Small, Equality Manager at Portsmouth University explained:
“Unconscious Bias online training provided by Marshall E-Learning is part of all staff core training here. We have found that it has opened up a conversation around bias. In particular, the video-based scenarios have highlighted real life examples of how this type of bias can play out in the workforce. We have found that there can be debate about the “theory”, particularly in an academic environment, but it is difficult to deny or not accept what is happening when you see it in a practical video scenario.”
Why work with Marshall E-Learning?
At Marshall E-learning, we know this much: Diversity is crucial for innovation.
In a global survey, 85% corporate diversity and talent leaders agreed that “A diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to encouraging different perspectives and ideas that drive innovation”.
For Higher Education Institutions or similar organisations to gain an accreditation or award in the area, they must have proven their commitment to equality diversity.
Unconscious bias training will help your employees to understand the implications of the biases we all hold. Understanding unconscious bias when it comes to women and minorities can help to create more inclusive recruitment practices, leadership styles and management policies.
If you’re interested in a free trial of our training programmes to help your institution with accreditation and award applications, get in touch.