• Business Education Series: Bias and How to Avoid It

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    Name: Business Education Series: Bias and How to Avoid It
    Date: March 27, 2019
    Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
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    Event Description:

    All of us have unconscious biases that may prevent us from making equitable, inclusive decisions. The good news is that enhanced awareness and training can create an inclusive culture that identifies and helps eliminate these hidden biases. Our brains rely on past cultural experience to provide data that “fills in the blanks” between the things we see. We “understand” by weaving together the information we have with the threads of information that our brains remember. We tend to make associations very quickly, based on our experience or beliefs, and more slowly when we see something counter to our experience or beliefs. This workshop will teach you how to identify the most common types of bias and how to practice conscious awareness techniques to mitigate the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace.

    About Our Speaker:
    Dr. Charlesiah Mclean is Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Leidos. In this role, he serves as the lead strategist for diversity & Inclusion globally, focused on leading programming, initiatives and policies that actively support the enterprise's diverse and inclusive workplace- in dimensions of difference, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, culture and experience.

    He leads the company's Diversity & Inclusion organization which supports enterprise-wide diversity initiatives, diversity conference planning, strategic partner management and sponsorships, diversity awards and recognition, and metrics and reporting. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion also provides strategic oversight to seven Employee Resource groups made up of several thousand employees and allies around the globe. 

    Registration is complimentary for members, $15 for Future Members.

    Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support: Series Silver Sponsors Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and MillerMusmar, CPAs.

    Event Sponsors:

    Breakfast Sponsor

    Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce 1886 Metro Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, March 27
    Contact Information:
    Jennifer Herzberg
    Registration is complimentary for members, $15 for Future Members.
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