Unconscious bias Ghent

Unconscious bias Ghent

19 February 2019

10h00 - 11h30

General context

Unconscious Bias refers to the biases we hold that are not in our conscious control. Research shows that these biases can adversely affect key decisions in the workplace. The session will enable you to work towards reducing the effects of unconscious bias for yourself and within your organisation. Using examples that you will be able to relate to, we help you to explore the link between implicit bias and the impact on the organisation.

By the end of the seminar participants will be able to:
  • Explain the source and function of unconscious bias
  • Recognise how unconscious bias impacts on decision-making and relationships in the organisation
  • Develop strategies and techniques for reducing personal unconscious bias, as well as the unconscious bias that manifests in teams and across the organisation
  • Develop a strategy for individual action



The overall aim of this 90 minutes lecture is to provide participants with an understanding of the nature of Unconscious Bias and how it impacts on individual and group attitudes, behaviours and decision-making processes.


Extra information
  • This training is only open for VIB participants and is free.
  • Session in Ghent: 19 February 2019, 10h00 – 11h30. 
  • Session in Leuven: 19 February 2019, 14h00 – 15h30​. For more information, click here​.


Femi Otitoju

A charismatic and inspirational leader, Femi is a diversity and inclusion specialist with a career spanning over 30 years. Combining a scientific background with persuasive and engaging training skills, Femi has been described as a “gifted presenter”. She founded Challenge Consultancy to provide training and consulting services to the private, voluntary and public sectors.

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Practical info

UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM

Technologiepark 71
9052 Zwijnaarde

UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM
Public transport


At Gent St Pieters station you can take the following city buses: Buses 70, 71 and 72 ("Tramstraat"). You get off at the stop marked "Bollebergen" (on the Grote Steenweg Noord). The Technology Park is straight in front of you on the other side of the soft verge. Walk into the park to the roundabout and then straight on. The UGent-VIB research building is the first building on the left.

There is also a shuttle bus between Gent-Sint-Pieters and Technologiepark, more information can be found here.


UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM

Route description

There is free parking available in front of the building.

UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM
Location contact

+32 9 331 36 00

Extra information

Shell Auditorium


VIB training
Tel: +32 9 244 66 11
Mail: training@vib.be