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Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference 2017


GAE1709 - Understanding Unconscious Bias


Aug 7, 2017 2:50pm ‐ Aug 7, 2017 4:05pm

Standard: $49.00

Description

Many industry professions value and leverage pattern recognition and informed judgment based on limited information. While this is a huge strength for many leaders, managers and employees, it could also lead to unconscious biases in our decision making when it comes to day to day issues like hiring, mentoring, promoting, staffing, developing people, and engaging with clients. Through an engaging mix of insights, exercises, illustrations, activities, polls, and videos, this session will enable participants to understand, identify, and manage their unconscious biases. Session participants leave with specific strategies and tactics that they can deploy in their day to day work to maximize intuitive strengths and minimize unintended fallout.

Learning Objectives

  • UNDERSTAND the different types of biases in the workplace, both conscious and unconscious and how they affect business decisions and outcomes.
  • IDENTIFY their own personal biases which might be holding them back from true inclusiveness and client engagement.
  • MANAGE BIASES in a constructive manner to help obtain the highest level of inclusiveness and performance.

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