Unconscious Bias and Leadership
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Join us as we explore the fascinating topic of unconscious bias, where it comes from, what you can do about it as a leaders and business owners.
In our hyper-connected world and as we shift to work differently due to COVID-19, it is more important than ever to understand how our minds work, the short cuts it takes to protect us, and how that may affect us. In some cases, are operating in cognitive overload which can lead to compromised decision making. Further, with recent events leading to an increased awareness of racial injustice, it is important to understand how our unconscious biases may lead to unintended inequitable behaviors or statements.
The reality is we all have biases, it does not make us bad, it makes us human. In fact, we need bias to survive. The more we understand about how our brains are wired, the more aware we can be of how we are showing up as leaders and the impact we have.
We plan to create a safe environment to openly discuss this topic without judgement, blame or shame. The goals of this session are to increase awareness, confront our own biases to better serve our organizations, teams, and customers, and to leave with at least one insight or action you can take to mitigate bias. In this inspiring and interactive session, we will simulate many of the same activities, we would in a typical classroom setting.
Check out this 4-minute video as an introduction and join the conversation on August 27th.
About the Facilitator:
Join Dawn Potter Sander, MEd, ACC, PHR, SHRM-CP as we raise awareness of our biases and learn how to mitigate their impact. Dawn is a leadership coach, organizational development consultant, and dynamic facilitator passionate about helping people, teams, and organizations perform at their peak.
For over 25 years, Dawn has developed leaders and cultivated engaged teams around the world. She has served in variety of leadership roles in Human Resources (HR) and Talent Management for Fortune 500 companies.
Many of our leader’s today are overworked, overloaded, and out of focus. Wanting to support leaders as they struggle in today’s hyper-connected world and wanting to have a greater personal impact, she founded DPS Leadership LLC in 2019. Her mission is to invigorate organizations and teams by developing conscious leaders.
Dawn earned a master’s degree in Adult Education and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology both from North Carolina State University. Dawn also earned her Coach Certification from Columbia University, completed an Executive Coach Certification Program with Assenter Coaching, and has been coaching use a strengths-based approach and the CliftonStrengths Assessment since 2008.
When Dawn is not helping leaders, she may be found traveling, cheering for her favorite sports teams, running on the trails around town, or most likely with her husband, chasing her twin daughters.