Being Conscious About Unconscious Bias
From Facebook to Starbucks, organizations and individuals are recognizing the importance of understanding the role unconscious bias plays in the workplace and how it can impact us as individuals, our colleagues, and our clients. To some degree, all of us have unconscious bias, which causes people to unintentionally favor some groups or individuals over others. However, when left unchecked, this bias can affect our communication and interaction with others, even to the extent of who gets listened to in meetings. Managing unconscious bias is a critical skill to ensure your interactions are inclusive, respectful, and positive.
In this CCA cross discipline session, we will address the importance of being aware of our own unconscious bias, and we will explore how to move beyond awareness to build steps to ensure unconscious bias isn’t guiding your decisions and interactions.
Candace Fisher, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Mr. David Scharf