Archive report of meeting
Thursday 17th March 2016
Past notice
Unconscious bias training 
A talk by Ruth Farenga
 

The society's March 2016meeting provided a practical insight into unconscious bias as well as a mini-training opportunity for those present to reflect and act on their own biases.

The speaker was Ruth Ferena, a self-employed workshop facilitator, mindfulness teacher and project manager who specialises in education, gender diversity and mindfulness theory and practice.

Central to her therapy and training is the belief that unconscious bias is a major factor in all our lives.

Which means the ethos of her Mindfulness teaching is to guide participants along a lifelong journey which enables each to explorie the self, the world around them while developing practical, personal skills to live by.

Ruth
Ruth Farenga
Ruth’s Mindfulness training is through the ELK Health Foundation where she achieved her Diploma in Mindfulness Teaching in early 2015 (pending first course implementation approval). This was the culmination of 3 years of practice, teaching and assessment, and demonstrates a thorough ability to guide participants in the field.

As she explains:“It is now acknowledged that in addition to eradicating discrimination and bias among individuals and within an organisation, it is important to consider the role of unconscious bias on behaviours and the impact is has on our ability to create an open, fair and inclusive culture for all."

So Ruth's talk will provide a practical insight into unconscious bias and serve as a mini-training for all to reflect and act on their own biases.

Ruth has consistently trained people in new skills, starting in the corporate education sector with Pearson and Intel Corporation and then transitioning over to e-skills UK in the third sector.

She now runs her own business with 2 sides - Corporate Partnerships and training  (where she is a long-term contractor for the WISE Campaign - Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) and 'Mindful Pathway' which offers MBCT courses.

Ruth has a particular focus on training organisations to effectively attract girls into Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) and for people to understand and manage their own biases through unconscious bias training.

Ruth’s values are openness, connection, trust, love and efficiency. She believes in empowering others and connecting with them so that they can achieve their own strengths and success strategies.

Ruth’s Mindfulness training is through the ELK Health Foundation where she achieved her Diploma in Mindfulness Teaching in early 2015 (pending first course implementation approval). This was the culmination of 3 years of practice, teaching and assessment, and demonstrates a thorough ability to guide participants in the field.

So Ruth's talk will provide a practical insight into unconscious bias and serve as a mini-training for all to reflect and act on their own biases.

Ruth has consistently trained people in new skills, starting in the corporate education sector with Pearson and Intel Corporation and then transitioning over to e-skills UK in the third sector.

She now runs her own business with 2 sides - Corporate Partnerships and training  (where she is a long-term contractor for the WISE Campaign - Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) and 'Mindful Pathway' which offers MBCT courses.

Ruth has a particular focus on training organisations to effectively attract girls into Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) and for people to understand and manage their own biases through unconscious bias training.

Ruth’s values are openness, connection, trust, love and efficiency. She believes in empowering others and connecting with them so that they can achieve their own strengths and success strategies.

 

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