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7:30 – 8:00am Announcements
8:00 – 9:00am Presentation
Topic: Unconscious Bias
This workshop offers an introduction to how human beings operate with unconscious bias. Description Research on decision-making reveals that when individuals are highly aware of their decision-making process, they can see how non-determinant data influences their thinking. This awareness mitigates bias in decision-making by giving them access to a more extensive set of choices to reach their intended outcomes. Experiential learning is an integral component of the workshops and the participant development process. The workshops include simulated experiences that transform participant behaviors through awareness. The experiential learning model builds insights by having participants do the actions in a training space to reduce decision-making bias. Learning Objectives In this initial workshop, participants will learn what unconscious bias is and how it affects their workplace relationships and decision-making.
Through this workshop, participants will:
- Learn how priming bias works.
- See how bias can affect their choices at work.
- Conduct a personal social network analysis.
- Develop new practices and skills to minimize bias in business decisions.
- Learn how unconscious bias affects diversity and business strategy.
- Develop a business case to integrate diversity strategy throughout organization.
Participants will explore the following questions:
- What is bias?
- How does bias affect our lives and the workplace?
- What biases do I have?
- What tools are available to me to reduce the effects of bias in my workplace?
Lorne Epstein, Managing Director
Lorne is a world-class facilitator and adult experiential educator whose been leading active learning experiences since 1993. His talent acquisition career allowed him to build companies in the U.S., India, and Brazil by hiring right. He is a graduate student in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management at George Mason University. He has been an HR professional since 1996. His book, You’re Hired! Interview Skills to Get the Job, has been downloaded over a half-million times worldwide. Every week, he hosts The Lorne Epstein Show, where national experts share insights about the workplace. He is SHRM-SCP certified and a Lifetime Charter Member of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals. Over 5,300 participants have earned SHRM or HRCI credit through Lorne’s workshops. 4,300 HR Professionals participated and earned credit at HRCI’s Higher Standards: Advancing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on October 14, 2020.
Lorne is a world-class educator whose been leading active learning since 1993. His book, You’re Hired! Interview Skills to Get the Job, has been downloaded over a half-million times. He is SHRM-SCP certified. Over 5,300 participants have earned SHRM or HRCI credit through Lorne’s workshops.
Every week, he hosts The Lorne Epstein Show, where national experts share insights about the workplace.
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Certification: Pending certification credit through HRCI and SHRM.