Moving Through Bias: Understanding Unconscious Bias in Human Relations
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 5:30 pm Holiday Inn, Norwich
We all are biased . . . and with good reason! It’s part of being human! Not all of us are aware of our unconscious biases, however, and this may be where we need to begin in promoting understanding and acceptance. Current human conditions and experiences suggest that even after all our efforts in understanding diversity and human rights, we have a long way to go.
Following a brief presentation on what bias is, we will talk with each other in a “Chicago Dinner” style format about how our biases may affect one human resources activity: the employment interview. Chicago Dinners are a community-building concept built on the idea that people can come to the table, share dinner and discuss important and relevant topics in a safe and supported environment.
Define bias and why it is essential
Learn how the brain processes bias
Identify unconscious bias
Find ways to reprogram your thinking
Karen Eichstaedt, MSIR, is head of Karen Eichstaedt Consulting Group, an HR consul-tancy specializing in culture, diversity, com-munity-building and ushering in the new workplace! Recently retired, Karen previ-ously was the VP of People for United Com-munity and Family Resources here in Nor-wich, and was head of the HR function in various organizations since 1992. She is the current Chapter President for HRLA, sits on the State SHRM Council, and is active in several boards. As a Diversity Fellow for the Connecticut Health Foundation, Karen has had a life-long interest in diversity and inclusion; she currently is an advisor on issues of cultural competency at UCFS.
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