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Understanding Unconscious Bias to Build More Inclusive Workplace

 

September 17, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
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Registration: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program: 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Understanding Unconscious Bias to Build More Inclusive Workplace
Unconscious bias can lead to many types of undesirable outcomes; in organizations, it can lead to differences in the way we attract, hire, develop, and retain people from underrepresented groups. Even when these differences are subtle—and sometimes especially so—they present significant barriers to cultivating a diverse, inclusive organization. Awareness of unconscious bias and active engagement in efforts to reduce bias should be a core component of any organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy.  In this session, participants will:

  • Understand that biases are shaped by our experiences and by cultural norms, allow us to filter information, and make quick decisions
  • Explore how bias can show up in day-to-day decision-making at work
  • Recognize the impact bias can have on others and our organizations
  • Develop skills to help you recognize and take action to manage bias

 

Presentation By Marsha McDermott


Marsha McDermott serves as the Workplace Inclusion and EEO Compliance Manager for RRD. In this role, Marsha strives to fulfill RRD’s commitment to be “A Place Where Everyone Belongs.”She is passionate about building a great workplace that drives a high-performing, inclusive, and engaged work culture.  During her 17 year career in Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, she has demonstrated the ability to successfully develop and execute processes and programs at all levels of the organization.  In her current role, she is responsible for driving the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy, creating programs related to diverse talent and career development, and leading the equal employment opportunity and affirmative action program.

Outside of RRD, Marsha serves on the Advisory Board for the Illinois Diversity Council as a co-chair for their Communication Committee and for four years has spearheaded their annual Organizational Business Resource Group Roundtable.  In 2014, she received the honor of Diversity MBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award and in 2019 received Illinois Diversity Council’s Volunteer of the Year award.

2020 Meeting Sponsor: Connor & Gallagher OneSource

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$35.00 Member Ticket
$40.00 after 5:00 pm September 16

$50.00 Non-Member Ticket
$60.00 after 5:00 pm September 16

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