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What You Don’t Know May Hurt You: The Impact of Unconscious Bias on the Workplace

  • 9 Oct 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:20 PM
  • Norris Conference Center, 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216

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Speaker: Rodney Klein

Summary: 

We like to think of our minds as being logical and objective and free from bias.  But, science tells us this just isn’t the case.  We are often motivated by things such as race, sex, age, etc. without being aware of it, and these unconscious biases show up in the decisions we make.  This can have negative consequences for our organizations and make us less efficient.  Learn about unconscious bias in a practical way, how it impacts us and our workplaces, and what we can do to counter it. 

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of unconscious bias
  • Learn how unconscious bias impacts the workplace
  • Learn how to counter the impact unconscious bias has on the workplace

 Rodney Klein U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Biographical Information Rodney Klein graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and was hired by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an Investigator in 1992. Mr. Klein investigated individual complaints of employment discrimination, along with large class and systemic cases. He worked as a liaison between the EEOC and various fair employment practice agencies. And, he was the San Antonio Office’s Charge Receipt Supervisor, responsible for receiving and processing all incoming discrimination complaints. Currently, Mr. Klein is the Dallas District’s Outreach and Training Manager. He speaks to audiences about employment related matters, the civil rights statutes, and EEOC procedures, and he is a featured speaker at his office’s yearly training seminar for employers.


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