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Inclusive Leadership Series – Unconscious Bias: A Deeper Dive

  • Albany Marriott Hotel 189 Wolf Road Albany, NY, 12205 United States (map)

Lyndon Cudlitz: Consulting, Education & Training will provide opening remarks.

Innovation. Creativity. Competitive advantage. These are the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workforce. On February 13, the Chamber will continue its “Inclusive Leadership Series” with “Unconscious Bias: A Deeper Dive.” This workshop was developed to assist work teams – including executives, managers, supervisors, team contributors and human resource professionals – that are moving beyond a compliance-based approach to diversity to one that drives measurable ROI.

This session is designed to provide tools that will assist in proactively addressing potential biases that, left unaddressed, can limit opportunities to maximize innovation and creativity in your workforce.

During this session attendees will:

  • Learn about ways to mitigate the impact of unconscious bias, leading to a more inclusive, engaged workforce

  • Experience unconscious bias using real world, workplace situations, and understand the impact on employees, work teams and organizational culture. 

  • Recognize the 4 domains of debiasing in order to remove unconscious bias from key organizational policies and practice. 

  • Apply techniques for recognizing and disrupting patterns of bias

The session will be presented by Doug Freeman, CEO of Virtcom Consulting, a nationally recognized expert in Diversity and Inclusion Business Consulting. The firm provides corporations with a deep portfolio of holistic diversity and inclusion best practices. Virtcom has completed diversity and inclusion projects for the world’s leading organizations: from Disney to Major League Baseball to Morgan Stanley to the European Union Commission in Brussels to the University of South Florida.

*Check-in, breakfast, and networking will take place from 7:30-8 a.m. The program will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at noon.