Unconscious Bias

Heard of unconscious bias, but unsure what it really means, or the impact it has? Join us for this session to help you and your team develop an understanding and awareness of how unconscious bias works, and learn strategies to help reduce its negative impact.

Available as

  • Online training
  • OR
  • In-person training


  • 2 x 90-min sessions online
  • OR
  • 1 x 3.5 hour session in-person


  • Maximum 20 participants
  • Ability to tailor for you

Want to learn more? Read on for detailed information about the course. Contact our team on info@tonictheatre.co.uk or make an enquiry for further information and bookings.

Why train with Tonic? We are a leading EDI training provider, offering courses designed specifically for the arts and creative environments. But crucially, each time you book a course with Tonic you also help support our work driving change across the industry. Win, win.

“I found the trainer very engaging and it was great to have a course led by someone who understands our industry and therefore ties unconscious bias into the environment we know so well.”

participant, 2020

About the Course

Our Unconscious Bias training is aimed at those who are new to the topic or who are keen to refresh/increase their knowledge, and is appropriate to anyone working in the arts and cultural sector. The training provides participants with a clear understanding of what unconscious bias is, the impact it can have on how we make choices and interact with one another, and the role it can play in negatively impacting the diversity of an organisation’s workforce and output.

Participants will explore how unconscious bias can begin to be addressed, including tools and actionable ‘takeaways’ so they can start taking steps to drive positive change immediately.

workshop participants in a group discussion
Tonic Advance Network workshop led by Lucy Kerbel and Vicky Long at the Umbrella Rooms, London. Photo by Stephen Wright.

What we’ll cover

  • What unconscious bias is and how it impacts our judgement
  • Different types of bias
  • How unconscious bias can play out in the workplace and the negative impact it can have
  • What this means in real terms for individuals in their roles, and you as an organisation
  • Practical tools and techniques to help address and mitigate unconscious bias in your working lives

You’ll come away with

  • An understanding of what unconscious bias is and how it manifests
  • Comprehension of the ways in which it may negatively impact your work
  • A set of strategies and tools with which to address unconscious bias in your work
  • Further ideas on areas specific to your work in which these tools may be applied to drive a positive change

Course details

  • Available both online OR in-person
  • Delivered as 2 x 90-minute sessions online, OR 1 x 3.5 hour session in-person
  • Maximum 20 participants

Keen to learn more? Make an enquiry or contact our team at info@tonictheatre.co.uk for further information.


In addition to our general Unconscious Bias training, we also offer specialised Unconscious Bias training sessions tailored to certain parts of the arts workforce. Contact us for further information.


Yes, please email info@tonictheatre.co.uk to arrange a time to discuss your needs with a member of the team.

Yes, we would be happy to discuss bundling this course with others that we offer. We can also create bespoke sessions just for you. Find out more on our bespoke training page or email info@tonictheatre.co.uk to discuss what we can do for you.

We deliver our online training through live Zoom sessions. We provide links and look after all the technical set-up. You and your colleagues simply need to log on. If you have any access queries in relation to our online training, please contact info@tonictheatre.co.uk

Make an enquiry

All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at info@tonictheatre.co.uk.

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