New course bids to highlight unconscious bias for vet professionals

New course bids to highlight unconscious bias for vet professionals

The RCVS Academy has launched a new course to support veterinary professionals in recognising, challenging and addressing unconscious bias.

The Academy hopes the course will be an important step in creating fairer and more inclusive working environments in the veterinary profession.

The course was developed with RCVS Leadership and Inclusion Manager, Gurpreet Gill, and aims to increase self-awareness, explore strategies to reduce bias and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace.

Gurpreet said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Academy to create this course for the veterinary professions. Unconscious bias is an area that some within the professions may not be familiar with and so this course provides an overview of unconscious bias and its impact in the workplace.

“We also explore strategies that we can all apply to help reduce unconscious bias. This is important in helping to achieve fairer and more equitable working environments, and I’d encourage any veterinary professional, whatever your role, to undertake the course.”

The course features a range of different interactions such as audio, video and scenarios to enhance your learning experience and takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete.

Access the unconscious bias course for free via the RCVS Academy using the ‘My Account’ login details, where other courses in areas such as career development, concerns support, the VetGDP, client communications, and advice for student & newly qualified veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses are also available.