Unconscious bias is topic June 19

Howard Ross, author of Re-inventing Diversity:  Transforming Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance,  will be delivering a keynote address on “The Science of Unconscious Bias” Friday, June 19 from 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,  at the School of Medicine, Moore auditorium.

Registration can be accessed here. Registration is limited to the first 275 registrants.

The learning objectives include:

  • Understanding the science, research, and impact of unconscious bias so that you can  be more aware in your decision making
  • Exploring the way the mind perceives difference and how that perception impacts business so that you can use it to enhance engagement, innovation and collaboration in your organization
  • Practicing new strategies to recognize and mitigate bias so that you can cultivate skills to affect change in decision-making, evaluation, and interpersonal and group interactions

diversity book coverBiography for Howard Ross
Founder & Chief Learning Officer at Cook Ross Inc., a visionary at heart, Howard has served more than 25 years as an influential business consultant to hundreds of organizations across the United States and in 21 other countries, specializing in leadership, diversity, and organizational transformation. He has trained faculty and staff at the medical schools of Harvard, University of California – San Francisco, John Hopkins, and countless others.

As a recognized thought leader, Howard brings invaluable expertise and knowledge on the topic of exploring, revealing and addressing Unconscious Bias. He is the architect of several award‐winning training and awareness programs, notably CultureVision and The Diversity Toolkit. He is also the author of Re-inventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose & Performance, published by Rowman Littlefield in association with the Society for Human Resource Management and also Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in our Daily Lives, published by Rowman Littlefield in 2014.

Bias book coverHoward was the 2007‐2008 Johnnetta B. Cole Professor of Diversity‐in‐Residence at Bennett College for Women, the first time a white man has ever served in such a position at an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). He is a frequently invited international speaker for organizations and at diversity and inclusion conferences.

Here is a link to a 30-minute interview by AAMC Chief Diversity Officer Marc Nivet with  Howard Ross.

Contents from Daniel Blash, PhD, LPC, NCC, Asst. Dean, Cultural Awareness/Staff Diversity at WashU.

Image: Word cloud from www.blacktower.com

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