Workplace Unconscious Bias: Minimizing Discrimination in Hiring, Promotions, and Retention

Course Description:

Unconscious bias has been recognized as a form of discrimination and can therefore lead to lawsuits. This training program addresses the science of unconscious bias and lists the examples and types. The Instructor will discuss the implicit association test (IAT) and steps to minimize individual and organizational unconscious bias in hiring, promotions, and retention.

Why Should You Attend?

Unconscious bias includes the subtle associations we make towards groups of people. Stereotypes, which often operate unconsciously, are often the root of our bias.

The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recognizes the important role unconscious bias plays in the life of attorneys and law enforcement.

In spite of over 50 years of civil rights law, inequality continues based on sex, race, disability, and other protected classes, as it relates to levels of education, poverty and success. Unconscious bias, influences those inequalities. Courts have recognized the existence of unconscious discrimination since the earliest Title VII decisions and have specifically stated that Title VII reaches this form of discrimination.

Wall Street estimated that 20% of large corporations conduct unconscious bias training.

This webinar will help shape the organizational climate and address implicit bias.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • To define unconscious bias
  • To examine the science of unconscious bias
  • To list examples of unconscious bias
  • To explain types of unconscious bias
  • To explore the role of stereotypes in unconscious bias
  • To discuss implicit association test (IAT)
  • To identify steps in minimizing individual unconscious bias
  • To outline steps HR and management should implement to diminish unconscious bias

Who Will Benefit:

  • Team leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Middle managers
  • HR Directors & senior leaders
  • Administrators
  • Human resources generalists
  • HR managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Attorneys
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Law enforcement

Our Speaker

Dr. Susan Strauss

Susan Strauss RN Ed.D. is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas harassment, discrimination and bullying; organization development, and management/leadership development. Her clients are from healthcare, education, business, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Susan conducts bullying and harassment investigations, works as an expert witness for harassment and bullying lawsuits, and coaches those managers and employees that need assistance in stopping their harassing or bullying behavior.

Dr. Strauss has authored over 30 books, book chapters, and articles, as well as written curriculum and training manuals. Susan has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as the Times of London, Lawyers Weekly, and Harvard Education Newsletter.

Susan has presented at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand, Israel, Palestine, Bali, Lebanon, and the U.S., and conducted sex discrimination research in Poland. She has consulted with professionals from other countries such as Israel, England, Australia, Canada and St. Maartin. She has her masters in community health and holds a doctorate in organizational leadership.

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