Unconscious Bias: Not a training, but a Think Tank
The most recent incidents of unconscious bias at play have sparked a national conversation about how we treat both the victim and the perpetrator. What do you do when the person acting on behalf of their company doesn't realize or acknowledge they have done anything wrong? How do you discipline an employee who does not believe they have gone afoul of company policy? What do you say to clients, customers, or students who are detained or accosted while merely attempting to live their lives or do their jobs? This is a complicated issue with many contributing factors and in this session we are going to crowd source solutions that you can take back to your company and begin to initiate change right away.
· Learn ways to address your own bias
· Learn strategies to address bias in your employees
· Discuss how bias is a barrier to belonging
About Stacey A. Gordon
Stacey A. Gordon is CEO of Rework Work which rethinks diversity and reimagines inclusion. Her ideas about leadership and talent management are unlike most, in that her business philosophy revolves around helping women and professionals of color become visible in their careers. She has worked with Disney, KPMG, LinkedIn, USC, Pepperdine University and has been invited to write career and diversity related articles for Forbes, Essence, Monster.com and other publications.
Stacey earned her MBA from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business & Management. She is an Adjunct Professor at Phillips Graduate University, the former President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources and manages programs for Professionals in Human Resources Association. She is also the author of "The Successful Interview: 99 Questions to Ask and Answer (and Some You Shouldn't)" in addition to several LinkedIn e-learning courses.
For additional information or questions you can contact Angela Anable at Westside@atdla.org
Please bring in books you wish to donate. Please bring a breakfast item that you wish to share with the group. Whoever brings breakfasts gets to choose one of the donated books as a "thank you."
Location: Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - 4760 South Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230