Overcoming Hidden Biases that Hinder Our Success

2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will show you how to overcome hidden biases that affect the decisions we make, how we interpret information and how we interact with others.

Unconscious biases are hidden, reflexive preferences that shape our world view. The presence of such biases can profoundly affect how welcoming and open a workplace is to different people and ideas. Unconscious predispositions shape the decisions we make by affecting the way we interpret information and how we interact with others. As HR professionals, we know that diversity is a business-critical factor in the ability to innovate, attract clients, and retain and cultivate the best talent amidst a changing population and unpredictable business conditions. This session will review the types, causes and impact of hidden bias, as well as the strong business case for diversity. It will also provide practical strategies to minimize or eliminate bias from our decision-making, interactions and processes to help build more diverse and inclusive workforces.

This session will provide you with:

·         An understanding of the different types, causes and impact of bias in the workplace.

·         An understanding of the strong business case for diversity.

·         An understanding of individual and organizational strategies to minimize or eliminate bias.

·         Strategies on how to apply knowledge about bias and tools to improve diversity and inclusion in your organization.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Shawn Andrews

Dr. Shawn Andrews has 23 years of biopharmaceutical experience with a strong history of leading, educating, and inspiring others. She has helped thousands of leaders improve and develop through the use of presentations, workshops, coaching, and psychological instruments.
Extensive work experience, coupled with dissertation research, has given her a researchbased, expert level of knowledge on Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Gender, and Unconscious Bias in the workplace. She is a certified practitioner for EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 Model, Insights Discovery Colors, and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership. She serves as adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and teaches courses on Organizational Behavior and Diversity in Organizations. Her specific areas of focus include Organizational Leadership, Learning & Development, Talent Management, and Diversity & Inclusion.
Dr. Andrews holds an Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, an M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from University of California, Irvine. She has authored multiple published articles and blogs, leads webinars and workshops at a variety of conferences, and serves on advisory and editorial Boards of Directors. She is founder and CEO of Andrews Research International.
Michigan 1, East Tower, Concourse Level
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Relationship Management
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