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Online seminar focusing on Cognitive biases, hosted by the Southampton Business School

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Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners would like to invite you to join an online seminar focusing on Cognitive biases, hosted by the Southampton Business School via Zoom. 

Explore several of the 180 biases that exist! Research shows that we can’t avoid being biased; it’s hard-wired into the human operating system. The solution is to be aware of it and put in place mitigating strategies.

Date: Wednesday 24th February 2021

Time: 13:00-15:30 (UTC)

Topic: Cognitive biases that undermine team performance and decision-making. 

Guest Speaker: Tom Flatau

Hosted via Zoom

If you would like to attend as our guest, free of charge, please email Ruth Snell at ruth@chilworthpartnership.co.uk

 

Screenshot 2021-02-09 at 10.33.47 AMEvent Summary

An unconscious or cognitive bias is a systematic thinking error that causes us to make poor decisions and judgments; they often take the form of social stereotypes. To make sense of the world, we have to categorise people into groups with expected traits. The downside is the potential for prejudice which can ultimately lead to institutionalised racism and gender bias.

Invisible thinking traps A bat and ball cost £1.10. The ball costs £1 more than the bat. What does the ball cost? Unless you’ve seen this before, you’re very likely to answer 10p… which is wrong! (* see bottom of page). This is an example of a cognitive bias. 10p sounds so obviously right that we don’t bother to check our thinking. During this session we will explore several of the 180 biases that exist. Research shows that we can’t avoid being biased – it’s hard-wired into the human operating system. The solution is to be aware of it, and put in place mitigating strategies.

 

Key Learning Outcomes

Following this workshop, you will be able to:

• Understand why your brain functions as it does & sometimes leads you astray

• Become aware of the biggest traps to poor decision-making

• Develop strategies to optimise team performance and decision-making

 

Content & Learning Styles

  • The workshop will be 100% applicable to your day-to-day work.
  • It will combine research findings with unique insights to stimulate in-depth discussions.
  • Peer learning is a big part of the day and you will be given every opportunity to share ideas and learn not only from the speaker but also, from others in the group.

 

The workshop will cover the following topics:

• How different systems in the brain work together to literally keep us alive

• Why negativity is so prevalent and corrosive and what we need to do to restore balance

• The key touchpoints in your day when you are at the mercy of making bad decisions

• Develop strategies and habits to mitigate bias to get optimum performance from your team

 

Speaker Profile: Tom FlatauScreenshot 2021-02-09 at 10.44.52 AM

“You’re good with your hands, but your brother is the intelligent one…” This is what I was told as a child. Having failed my 11+ exam, and being consigned to being ‘average’, I am living proof that anyone can be who they want to be and achieve a destiny beyond their dreams… and the low expectations of others. Drawing on ground-breaking neuroscience research and brain-based coaching methods, I transform the behaviours of teams and individuals to deliver growth, engagement and profitability within world-class companies.

With a Masters in Business Analysis & Systems Design and as a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, I combine business acumen with an intimate knowledge of corporate culture. I am an accredited brain and behaviour specialist, with over 25 years experience, offering a series of world-renowned seminars to multi-national organisations, including HSBC, Louis Vuitton, Emirates, Siemens and Unilever. Based on personal experience and sharing real-world examples, I have a passion for explaining – and overcoming – the limiting beliefs, fixed mindsets and biases that thwart the potential of so many

 

If you would like to attend as our guest, free of charge, please email Ruth Snell at ruth@chilworthpartnership.co.uk

 

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