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Hiding in Plain Sight: How Implicit Biases Hinder Inclusion in Selection and Promotion Strategies

  • 01/26/2016
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • St. Anslem College, Cushing Student Center


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Hiding in Plain Sight:

How Implicit Biases Hinder Inclusion in
Selection and Promotion Strategies

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Location: St. Anselm College, Cushing Student Center

About the Program:
In the blink of an eye judgments are made about candidates and colleagues. Cognitive science reveals clearly the invisible but insidious impacts automatic social judgements have on housing, criminal sentencing, children’s playgroups, education, and employment decisions. This workshop explores the evidence on the power of implicit or “hidden” bias, and presents strategies to improve awareness of and interrupt bias in employment and educational related decision making.

Participants in the training will:

1. Understand the concept of implicit bias and the ways it influences social judgements.
2. Identify events and conditioning that inform implicit biases, proptype biases, and affinity biases.
3. Appreciate ways implicit biases impact recruitment, selections, and retention practices.
4. Develop tools to counter implicit bias in oneself, and educate others.

About the Trainer:

Loretta L.C. Brady, Ph.D., APA- CP is a professor of psychology at Saint Anselm College and the founder of BDS Insight, a culture, crisis, and conflict management consulting firm. She is a past Fulbright Fellow and columnist on diversity and inclusion for the New Hampshire Business Review. Her research on adult development, trauma informed service delivery, and serving marginalized populations has been published and presented internationally.

The Diversity Workforce Coalition is comprised of employers and other community members whose purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training, enhanced networking opportunities, and to identify and connect resources to its members and the public.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 927
Manchester, NH 03105

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