Unconscious Bias: Impact on Talent and Business Performance
Unconscious Bias is a biological mechanism deep in our minds that causes us to prefer those that are like us.
Existing out of our conscious awareness, it can have adverse effects on hiring, performance management, succession planning and diversity initiatives.
This talk will discuss the origins and meaning of unconscious bias, consider its implications and discuss ways to manage your biases.
Michael Brainard brings over 15 years of experience as a management consultant, senior executive, executive coach, manager, entrepreneur, and researcher. Michael has worked with many executives and organizations across industries blending a strategic, behavioral, and experiential learning approach. Michael’s diverse background ranges from being a coach, to being a senior executive who has gone through coaching. At one point he was a rain-maker, and at another point in his career, he’s been the senior executive who learned to leverage talent, infra-structure and multiple stakeholders’ interests to produce business results.
Michael’s education: B.A. in Psychology, University of Delaware; M.S. in Industrial Psychology, Alliant International University; Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology, Alliant International.
This presentation is 1.5 HRCI credits and 1.5 SHRM CEU credits.