2016 Tri-State SHRM Conference

  • Hyatt Regency, Newport, Rhode Island 1 Goat Island Newport, RI, 02840 United States

Building a Sustainable HR Legacy
Valerie Davis-Howard
4 May 2016 8:45-11:15am ET


With all the messages we receive overtly and covertly, it can be difficult to recognize our own buried prejudices and biases. While blatant acts of discrimination and disrespect are not as prevalent as in the past, organization and HR Leaders make decisions and take actions unintentionally influenced by hidden biases when working across differences. Recognizing the impact that bias has on decisions reduces the risk of sub-optimizing performance, employee engagement, attraction and retention of talent, and stakeholder and community partnership. Participants will:

  • experience how unconscious bias and micro-inequities impact people’s ability to do their best work;

  • understand how people at all levels of an organization can recognize individual biases related to differences; and

  • learn mindsets and behaviors which HR practitioners can add to their toolkit to move from awareness of bias to being consciously inclusive.