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    Lunch & Learn - Unconscious Bias

    Date: July 23, 2019, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    SHRM Berks Chapter
    Wyomissing Family Restaurant & Bakery
    $18-Members/$25Guests all 3 for $50 for members
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Lunch & Learn Series

    Session 3

    Unconscious Bias

    Unconscious bias or implicit bias is an association or attitude that resides deep in our subconscious and operates beyond our control and awareness. Bias is a preference for or aversion to a person or group of people and affects our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. It often creates quick and inaccurate judgment based on limited facts and our own life experiences. It can have an impact on how we see individual talents and motivations and can determine how we interact and place value. When we begin understanding how biases influence our behavior, e can act to increase our awareness and limit the impact on our thoughts and behaviors. This interactive presentation will help HR professionals gain an awareness of their unconscious bias and expose them to strategies and techniques that allow them to explore their own biases. Approaching one's own biases in an informed and open way reduced the impact of bias in the workplace.
    1. Understand and recognize their unconscious bias
    2. Engage employees more effectively
    3. Understand how biases impact people in different ways
    4. Approach their HR responsibilities with more awareness of the impact of bias
    5. Learn strategies and techniques for continued learning

    Speaker:  Denise Lee

    Denise has over 30 years of experience in business management, human resources, diversity & inclusion, supplier diversity, retail banking, design and delivery of management development programs, and in sales and relationship building. Denise joined Mosteller & Associates in April 2016 as the Director of Training & Management Development where she is responsible for creating and facilitating customized supervisory, managerial, and leadership development training programs. Before joining Mosteller, Denise was the Director of Human Resources for a rapidly growing fashion retailer for over 11 years. Denise spent over 20 years in various leadership positions in Retail Banking. Denise graduated from Eastern University with a BA in Management and Organizational Development. She is a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and an active member of the SHRM Berks County PA Chapter.

    Other sessions in this series:

    March 26 - S. Whitney Rahman, Esq. presents "Privacy Issues in the Workplace"

    May 28 - Kevin Moore, Esq. presents "Employees as Caregivers:  What Employers Need to Know"

    Sessions are $18 each for members or $25 each for guests.  Member special: register for all 3 sessions at once and pay $50 for all three.  Must register for this special prior to the March 26th session.

    Photographs may be taken during this event for purpose of marketing the Berks County SHRM group, in print and digital media, including on its website.  By attending the meeting, you agree that your likeness may be used for this purpose.