Everyone has bias. It’s a part of the human make up. But when left unchecked, biases can have a negative impact in every interaction. With the vast amount of diversity that makes up our global workforce, the level of complexity and potential conflicts that can arise from unconscious bias is sure to increase. The goal of this presentation is to underpin the discussion on diversity and inclusion and cultural competence by helping participants move from unconscious to conscious awareness of their own biases.
Dr. Shirley Davis will guide participants through several real world examples of how biases play out in the workplace and impacts individual and organizational behavior. She will outline their impacts on selection and hiring decisions, collaboration, team effectiveness, and productivity. She will also discuss them in the context of micro aggressions, micro advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Davis will conclude this session with strategies for how participants can/should address bias in the workplace.
This is an AIA Chicago Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Program.
FREE to AIA Members and Non-members
January 21st, 10 am- 11 am Pacific Time
As President and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, Inc., Dr. Shirley Davis brings a unique background as a seasoned HR and Diversity & Inclusion global thought leader, a senior executive, a certified leadership coach, and a former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for several major Fortune 100 companies. She has worked in more than 30 countries on 5 continents and delivers more than 80 speeches a year. She continues to consult, coach, and present to leaders at all levels of an organization, in all business sectors, and across a number of industries.SDS Global Enterprises, Inc. (SDS) is a woman and minority-owned C-Corporation that provides strategic development solutions that enable organizational leaders to build high performing and inclusive cultures that thrive in a competitive and changing environment.