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What is a Stereotype Threat and why is it Important?

What is a Stereotype Threat and why is it Important?

Stereotype Threat is a term used to describe the unconscious anxiety created when we are concerned that others may view us using a stereotype for the group to which we belong. It is not necessary that we believe the stereotype about our group(s), only that we know of the stereotype

Why Do Public Transportation Systems need Bias Training?

Why Do Public Transportation Systems need Bias Training?

The concept of “rapid transit” in a major urban centre works most efficiently when public transportation systems can move large groups of people to multiple destinations without delay. This concept then produces convenience and expected efficiency for both people and business, since it is widely agreed that “time is money.” The requirement of fare payment verification by human beings has the potential to impact the system and individual efficiency by creating delay when passengers are stopped to verify fare payment.

Why is it Important for Police Officers to Conduct Ethnicity Bias Training Right Away?

Why is it Important for Police Officers to Conduct Ethnicity Bias Training Right Away?

The death of George Floyd in May 2020 and the subsequent and enhanced prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement have reignited debate and discourse worldwide around race and its’ societal disadvantages.  With that comes a desire for change in communities and within the police services that serve them.  This desire to move the dial on racism is in the face of not just George Floyd’s death, but also in response to a disparity in outcomes of police recruiting, development, specialism, promotion and misconduct.  To date, not much has seemed to work.

Understanding Workplace Conflict and the Safest Way to Manage It

Understanding Workplace Conflict and the Safest Way to Manage It

At the organization level, conflict can occur around issues to do with management, finances, core values, poisoned work environments, amongst a host of other potential areas of conflict. Other kinds of conflict can be as a result of personality traits or differences in leadership style. At a more personal level, individuals may have other and more personal conflicts they need to manage (i.e. substance abuse, childcare, medical issues and/or family problems).

Check The Caution in your Police Notebook Right Away, Here’s Why

Check The Caution in your Police Notebook Right Away, Here’s Why

Most police and special constable organizations order notebooks in large quantities to carry the organization through a number of years. It only makes sense to ensure your service never runs out of notebooks, especially in a busy district.  This proactive form of procurement can sometimes result in an issuance of outdated notebooks. When this is the case, ensure you are not using the dated primary caution; one might be surprised at how often it still is in existence inside police memo-books today.