Trainers Institute: At Home Edition- Now What? A Conversation on Bias and Impact
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 pm - 8:30 am
Presenters: Colene Eldridge CEO Be More Consulting BeMoreTransform.com Colene Elridge’s, (aka Coach Colene) decade-plus of HR experience, led to her being known as “the fixer”- she’s called to help organizations and leaders create better workplaces, productive teams, and aligned results. Her career in government focused on Affirmative Action, EEO, and Diversity. She was a successful investigator of harassment and discrimination complaints and implemented strategies that resulted in more diverse and inclusive workplaces. She is the CEO of Be More Consulting, a boutique agency designed to support organizations in creating cultures of inclusion, and developing women leaders. She has a degree in Cultural Anthropology from Transylvania University and an MBA from Sullivan University.
The definition of implicit bias is as follows:
The unconscious attitudes, stereotypes, and unintentional actions (positive or negative) towards members of a group merely because of their membership in that group. These associations develop over the course of a lifetime beginning at a very early age through exposure to direct and indirect messages. When people are acting out of their implicit bias, they are not even aware that their actions are biased. In fact, those biases may be in direct conflict with a person’s explicit beliefs and values. That’s what makes it so challenging to see the difference between what you believe and your behavior.
This engaging conversation will review implicit bias, discuss how to become more aware of your own bias, how your bias can impact the work you do and real and tangible ways to be aware of your bias and remove them. It’s not always an easy conversation, but it is necessary to move forward.