Spotting Your Blind Spots – Let’s Explore Our Unconscious Bias — Hungary

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Programme: Erasmus+: Youth, Key Action 1: training course

Venue: Gyöngyös, Hungary

Dates: 24—31 January 2022 

National team size: 3

Please read the info-pack & activities programme.

Participating countries: Hungary, Czech Republic, Greece, Estonia, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey, Lithuania, Romania

Hosting organisation: MOSTart Nemzetkozi Kulturalis Kozcelu Egyesulet

Project description:

HAS IT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU THAT YOU MADE A DECISION WHILE BEING ANGRY, FRUSTRATED AND LATER ON REGRETTED THIS DECISION?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THINKING OF WHY YOU HAVE NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE FEELINGS TO INFORMATION PRESENTED?

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT SOMEONE IN TERMS OF THE STEREOTYPES PLACED ON THEM IN SOCIETY WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDIVIDUAL?

Why this project?

The aim of the project is to explore unconscious bias and emotional literacy of youth workers so that they can make more informed choices and decisions and to foster the importance of diversity in inclusion. Through this project we would like to increase awareness of the existence of bias in many fields and its negative impact in decision making, and provide tools to address it in order to support decision making and an inclusive cultural diversity.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to be aware of our own emotions and the emotions of others, and using such knowledge to guide thinking and action. It is nowhere taught, it is rather acquired through our socialization (family, school, workplace), however it can be heavily improved and it must be improved to have normal social interactions among people, which is the base of any social activity and it is as much important as cognitive abilities in e.g. predicting outstanding employee performance.

OBJECTIVES:

– Understand why humans are biased and are naturally built to stereotype
– Appreciate the relationship between bias and stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
– Able to assess the impact of bias on decision-making, behaviour and relationships
– Identify own biases and take action to compensate for them
– Understand what can be done to tackle bias at an organisational level

Participants’ profile:

  • motivated young workers and young people with a desire for better understanding our unconscious bias
  • young entrepreneurs, leaders
  • young people who always search for something that can enhance their learning to learn
  • participants that have a proactive attitude
  • Aged 18+ (no age limit)

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