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On Second Thought: How HR Can Interrupt Bias to Shape a Smarter, More Creative Culture
Monday 06/29/2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Add to calendar
| Competencies: Communication, Critical Evaluation, Leadership & Navigation

Attend this interactive session to find insights and tools to help HR professionals lead the way for organizations in unpacking, exploring and tackling the problem of unconscious bias. Learn and practice research-validated strategies/techniques to help you lead your organization in minimizing the potentially negative impacts of bias on creativity, includision, retention and overall business success. What works? What doesn’t? Obtain a vocabulary for discussing the topic internally in a way that does not threaten or alienate either leaders or individual contributors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore bias as a core human-thought tendency driven by biological limitations within our brains colliding with the need to make decisions quickly in an increasingly complex business environment.
  • Identify the different types of cognitive bias that compromise effective decision-making at both individual and group levels.
  • Discuss how the brain uses implicit bias (bias about personal characteristics) in an attempt to protect itself.
  • Learn and practice techniques for recognizing and interrupting implicit people and cognitive bias patterns.
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Paul Meshanko, CEO,
Legacy Business Cultures