July Lunch & Workshop Program

July 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
333 S 13th St
Lincoln, NE 68508

July Program

Lunch Begins: 11:30am

Workshop: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Venue: The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
333 S 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Members: $75 total – Includes Lunch & Workshop.

Non-Members: $100 total – Includes Lunch & Workshop plus a LHRMA Membership from July 2018-December 2018.

3 General Credits for SHRM are approved
3 General HRCI Credits are approved

Topic: Unconscious Bias

GOT BIAS? Understanding the New Science of Bias
We have for a long time linked the idea of bias with what kind of a person you are. “Bad people” are biased, and “good people” are not. And while that is a very comforting idea for those of us that consider ourselves to be “good people,” we know enough today about human beings, specifically the human brain, to know that there is no such thing as a nonjudgmental human being. We are naturally and even automatically judgmental, there is no hatred or fear required. Bias is not necessarily a good thing or a bad thing, it is simply a true thing, and only becomes a problem when we convince ourselves it is not there. Having an accurate understanding of what bias is and where it comes from, allows us to do something about it, to make sure that we are mitigating its impact on our decisions and interactions.

This is an interactive, information-rich and incredibly actionable message.

Participants Will:

  • Understand what bias is.
  • Be introduced to research from the fields of social psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience regarding the source and impacts of unconscious (or implicit) bias.
  • Understand and explore the ways that unintentional bias can undermine individual and group performance in the workplace.
  • Leave with individual action items that they can immediately incorporate into their work.
  • Be prepared to identify collective opportunities for taking action to reduce the impact of unconscious (or implicit) bias.

Inclusion by Design

While we continue to bring greater diversity into our workforce, we still have a great deal of work to do in delivering an inclusive work experience. At the very root of this disconnect is the reality that inside most organizations today, inclusion is a vague, abstract idea involving some notions of tolerance and respect. This makes it very difficult to determine what to do towards inclusion and what to measure.

This interactive session makes inclusion tangible and much more actionable by providing the audience with a clear, concise, and actionable model for understanding what the experience of being included is, and what it is not.

Participants will:

  • Leave with a new clarity regarding diversity and inclusion.
  • Examine a model of inclusion / exclusion / differentiation / assimilation and use it to assess their own work experience.
  • Understand basic organizational and human social tendencies that make inclusion difficult.
  • Consider how to start designing and delivering a more inclusive employee experience for themselves and the rest of the organization.

Speaker Bio: Joe Gerstandt is a speaker, author and advisor bringing greater clarity, action, and impact to organizational diversity and inclusion efforts.

Joe has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between. He speaks at numerous conferences and summits, and blogs at joegerstandt.com. He is a featured contributor for the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and his insights have been published in Diversity Best Practices, Diversity Executive, HR Executive, and numerous other print and on-line journals. He co-authored the book Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships, and serves on the Intersectional Culture and Diversity Advisory Council for the social networking platform, Twitter.

A strong advocate for resetting the diversity and inclusion conversation, Joe sees this work as poorly understood and often misunderstood. His keynote messages and interactive workshops bring greater clarity, action, and impact to existing and new organizational diversity & inclusion efforts.

 Joe Gerstandt “Bias” Video – Introduction