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AUG
03

What is the difference between unconscious bias and diversity?

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Unconscious bias is a psychological process that happens automatically when our brains make quick judgments and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background and personal experiences.  It creates a tendency to view certain people, statistics, facts and situations more favourably or not, depending on whether we find similarities to our own life. Biologically, we are hard-wired to prefer people...
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JUL
30

What Exactly Is Microaggression? Is it Really So Objectionable?

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If we asked you whether you’d ever been subject to microaggression, what would you say? Would you be able to recognise it or notice it in someone you’re talking to? Would you even recognise it in yourself? You see microaggression is just that, micro. Tiny. Small. Seemingly inconsequential. Often flimsily disguised as a compliment, it’s that passive-aggressive way people can speak...
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JUL
03

Is unconscious bias training the answer?

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Unconscious bias is one of the ways we make sense of the world. We subconsciously categorise people instantly, before we even know them. And this can be very harmful, as it tends to breed conformity and a lack of diversity. We make unconscious assumptions about people based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic background and mental health amongst other things.

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JUN
12

Back to work - Ensuring wellbeing and psychological safety in the workplace

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As COVID-19 cases continue to reduce and restrictions are eased, households are venturing out of lockdown into a new normal. As they do, focus will inevitably turn to the mental health toll of this crisis.  Trauma suffered by those who have battled COVID-19, both as patients and clinicians. Bereavement of those who have lost loved ones. Anxiety of school children and...
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JUN
12

Top tips for back to school safe learning

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It has been a challenging time for schools, as they begin to reopen. Our school friends we have spoken to have generally been left to design their own systems and procedures. It is safe to say, from our conversations, that there has been dismay in the lack of leadership and advice from central Government.  In the absence of clear leadership from...
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MAR
12

Tips and techniques for working, learning and managing remotely

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As the corona virus continues to spread, increasing numbers of people are working remotely from home. Some are self-isolating. And, as we write this, it seems increasingly likely that, during the coming weeks, the government will put in more stringent measures to further curtail movement. As a result of these circumstances, many concerned businesses find themselves in uncharted waters. However, it’s...
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MAR
05

6 Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day

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International Women’s Day is held on March 8th every year. It’s a day when we celebrate the amazing social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women - while also campaigning for greater progress towards gender equality. Why do we need International Women’s Day in 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD) has been celebrated since the early 1900s. Although we’ve made great progress...
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MAR
05

How self-coaching and blended learning got me down the mountain.

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Blended learning, the pick ‘n’ mix selection of the learning and development world. A generous scoop of traditional learning methods, with a sprinkling of online opportunities, mentoring and coaching. Just like a trip to Woolworth’s in the 1990s, blended learning enables your professional development options to become that little bit sweeter. But why does it work? What impact can you expect...
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FEB
28

The Benefits of Blended Learning – For Your Team and Your Budget

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Ever wondered about the benefits of blended learning for your team or organisation? Perhaps you’ve heard the term, but you’re unsure of what it means or looks like in practice? Well, in this blog post we look at how blended learning could improve your team’s performance, as well as their enjoyment of/participation in their continued professional development (CPD). What is blended...
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Laughology learning and development blogs

03 August 2020
Unconscious bias is a psychological process that h...
30 July 2020
If we asked you whether you’d ever been subject to...
03 July 2020
Unconscious bias is one of the ways we make sense ...
12 June 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to reduce and restricti...
12 June 2020
It has been a challenging time for schools, as the...
12 March 2020
As the corona virus continues to spread, increasin...

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