Western Carolinas Monthly Meeting: Unconscious Bias and You

When: 09/11/2020 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Everyone in the world has bias -- a tendency to believe that some people and ideas are better than others -- which usually results in treating some people unfairly. Often the most problematic type of bias is unconscious -- social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form without being aware of it. It's imperative that individuals and organizations become aware of the common types of bias found at work and learn how to combat them. Why? To ensure all members of the organization have the opportunity to succeed, thus increasing the success of the organization as a whole.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The root cause of bias and unconscious bias
  • The science of bias
  • Four types of bias at work
    • Performance bias
    • Performance attribution bias
    • Competency/likability tradeoff bias
    • Maternal bias
  • Tools and tips to combat bias at the workplace

As a preview, read "This Type of Bias is Happening at Your Organization Right Now

This program has been approved for 1.0 Core Competency CCEUs.

Meet Your Presenter: Anne Loehr

After graduating from Cornell University's Hotel School, Anne Loehr managed and eventually owned international, eco-friendly hotels and safari companies for over 13 years. 

Since she sold her hospitality businesses and became a certified executive coach, facilitator and EVP at the Center for Human Capital Innovation (CHCI), she has worked with diverse organizations such as Facebook, AstraZeneca, Merrill Lynch, American Red Cross, Coca-Cola, P&G and Williams-Sonoma to consistently help organizational teams improve their communications and deepen their working relationships. 

Named the "Generational Guru" by The Washington Post, Anne's work has been featured in Newsweek International, The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Washingtonian and CNN Money. 

She writes for Fast Company and the Huffington Post, and co-authored two management books: "A Manager's Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees" and "Managing the Unmanageable: How to Motivate Even the Most Unruly Employee." To learn more about Anne, visit  Center for Human Capital Innovation