NHS North East and Yorkshire Leadership Academy

Supporting your leadership journey...

Date: 24 September 2020

Time: 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Venue: Online


Change and Service Improvement

Leadership Dimensions:

Unconscious Racism

We do not truly believe that racism is unconscious, but we know that many people do not understand what racism really is and how they contribute to it. This session explores the role of unconscious and conscious bias and the impact that this has on the world. We design this to give time to have discussion, as these issues are often avoided because we find them difficult.


  • Raise awareness of bias in relation to race
  • Reflect on the impact of bias including internalisation, trauma etc.
  • Think through strategies to keep biases in check
  • Consider the challenge of becoming anti-racist