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    October Chapter Meeting: Blindsided – Understanding and Managing Unconscious Bias

    Date: October 15, 2019, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
    HRSPGC Board of Directors
    Hampton Inn & Suites
    2901 Campus Way North
    Glenarden, MD 20706
    Members Free; Guests $20
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    We try to be as objective as possible when making important decisions, especially those impacting the workplace. However, we are all subject to unconscious bias (also known as implicit bias), a phenomenon whereby attitudes and stereotypes impact our beliefs and decisions in an unconscious manner. This session will explore how unconscious bias can have a big impact on people-related decisions at work, particularly as it relates to recruitment, promotion, performance management, and idea generation.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Explore bias as a core human thought tendency.
    2. Identify the different types of cognitive bias that compromise decision making at individual and group levels.
    3. Discuss the nature of and how the brain uses implicit bias (bias about personal characteristics) to protect itself.
    4. Recognize how implicit bias leads to exclusion and disengagement.
    5. Learn and practice techniques for recognizing and interrupting both implicit and cognitive bias patterns.
    6. Begin to formulate a plan of action for promoting inclusive policies and behaviors.

    Speaker Bio:

    Paul Meshanko, CEO, Legacy Business Cultures, is an author, professional speaker and business leader with over 20 years of experience in leadership development and organizational culture change. As a presenter, he has captivated over a quarter million leaders and business professionals globally. His clients have included The Cleveland Clinic, DuPont, Progressive Insurance, Johnson Controls, P&G, Toyota, Ernst & Young, MGM, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Congressional Office of Compliance. Paul holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College. He currently lives in Annapolis, MD.  His most recent book, The Respect Effect, was published by McGraw Hill in 2013.

    This program is pending approval for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and approved for 1 hour SHRM PD credit.