Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
with Amy Wartham, UNC Charlotte
Program valid for 1 PDC for SHRM-CP and HRCI recertification!
Unconscious bias - everyone has it. But that doesn’t make us bad; it makes us human. While we cannot complete rid ourselves of unconscious bias, we can learn how to recognize it and lessen its impact in the workplace. These are skills that everyone can learn.
You may not be aware of how your unconscious biases can affect your behavior, but unchecked, it can have enormous impact in the workplace and throughout your everyday life. With awareness of unconscious bias and actionable steps to manage it, you will be able to make the best decisions for your organization, your colleagues, and your team. Managing unconscious bias is a vital step in building workplaces that are innovative, dynamic, and inclusive.
In this course, you will move from awareness to action, learning how to interrupt bias and leverage the full potential of diverse teams and colleagues in your workplace.
What You Will Learn:
- Build awareness to understand what unconscious bias is and why it matters
- Understand the impact of unconscious bias at work and the impact it has on your decision making
- Develop skills to help you recognize and take action to manage bias
- Implement a set of strategies to work toward becoming an inclusive leader by managing your unconscious bias
About Our Speaker:
Amy Wartham is the Director of Corporate Training at UNC Charlotte and works with some of Charlotte’s largest organizations assessing and managing their specific workforce training needs. She has been at UNC Charlotte for over 19 years.
Amy has previously served as a lecturer and academic advisor in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte and as a Marketing and Management instructor at Central Piedmont Community College. Owing to her significant experience of 26 years in various aspects of adult learning and corporate training, Amy has mastered the ability of establishing and building positive relationships with corporate clients and all levels of management, through her excellent communication skills along with successful negotiations, presentations, effective training methodologies and written communications.
Amy completed her BS and Masters in Business Administration from Winthrop University and specializes in the areas of business communications, emotional intelligence, organization development, teambuilding, leadership and change management.
11:30 - 11:50 am Networking
11:50 - 12:15 pm Lunch
12:15 - 12:30 pm Announcements
12:30 - 1:30 pm Program & Close
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This program has been approved by for 1 PDC hour by SHRM for 1 credit towards SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCPre-certification.
This activity as been approved for 1 HR (General) re-certification credit toward a PHR, SPHR, GPHR re-certification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).
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