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Free Toolkit: Addressing and Mitigating Implicit Bias

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm ET
Addressing and Mitigating Implicit Bias

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Consider this: Have you ever met a job candidate who had a great resume and the necessary level of experience but then thought to yourself, “there’s just something about this person I don’t like”? Perhaps your implicit bias made the decision for you. As a consequence, you may have let the perfect applicant move onto the next best employer. Also known as unconscious bias or implicit social cognition, our implicit biases are the stereotypes or attitudes that affect our thoughts, actions, and decisions without our awareness. Today’s public media leaders and HR professionals require a comprehensive understanding of the impact of implicit bias in our workplaces and must develop ways to mitigate and alleviate these biases as we prepare for the future of public media. This presentation covers the basics of why we have implicit biases, how they can impact our personal and business decisions, and how individuals and organizations can diminish the negative impact of these biases.

Content Leader:

Consuela Steward, Executive Assistant, KPBS

Consuela Steward is the executive assistant at KPBS in San Diego and chair of its internal Diversity Council. In her role, she oversees administrative duties for the general manager; is a liaison to HR for the station’s part-time student staff from San Diego State University (SDSU); and assists with special projects relating to staff engagement, internal communication, and diversity and inclusion. Ms. Steward has her bachelor’s degree in journalism from SDSU and an HR certificate from SDSU’s College of Extended Studies. She’s passionate about creating strategic solutions that promote an inclusive and productive work culture. Ms. Steward is also a founding advisory council member of the Public Media Women in Leadership, committed to mentoring women in the public media system to attain C-Suite positions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what implicit bias is and the psychology and science behind our biases.
  • Learn how these biases impact our workplaces.
  • Develop easy yet effective ways to mitigate the impact of these biases in our workplaces (Hint: It starts with creating an inclusive culture).

CPE Credits: 1.0
Session Content Level: Overview

Instructional Delivery Style: Webinar/Virtual Live
Field of Study: Personnel/HR
Target Audience: HR professionals and management
Target Licensee Type: All
Prerequisites: None
Audience Participation: Question and answer

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This event was free to members and nonmembers as a joint offering with Public Media Women in Leadership.