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Archived: 2018 Fall Event: The Pros and Cons of Unconscious Bias Training

DiversityInc held the 2018 Fall Event: The Pros and Cons of Unconscious Bias Training on September 18, 2018 at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott.

Attendees heard from corporate executives from top Fortune 500 companies as well as academics who discussed how unconscious bias training has evolved within their organizations. Speakers also shared personal anecdotes and experiences with workplace bias and micro aggressions, key takeaways and tangible ways companies can disrupt bias as it occurs.

Valerie Purdie-Greenaway, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, lead an interactive discussion about advances in and limitations of trainings in corporate America that address unconscious bias, including the aftermath of the infamous Starbucks racial profiling incident in Philadelphia and the company’s one-day diversity training.

National Organization on Disability President Carol Glazer delivered an honest conversation about how biases, including “inspiration porn,” steer many to look at individuals with disabilities as unequal peers. She also discussed the competitive advantage companies have when they focus on disability inclusion.

Additionally, panels delved into bias in the recruitment process, experiences of unconscious bias on an individual, company, and global scale, and other initiatives, policies, and procedures used to build on trainings to achieve a shift in company culture.

See the event slideshow and panel videos below.

Participants and Panelists: The Pros and Cons of Unconscious Bias Training

Related Story: Videos: Pros and Cons of Unconscious Bias Training Explored at DiversityInc’s Annual Event

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