Being Conscious About Bias: The Impact of Unconscious Bias on Workplace Culture (Part I of II) - Halifax

Feb 27, 2020 11:40 AM - 1:30 PM

Volta (1505 Barrington St, Unit 100, Halifax)

Location: Volta (1505 Barrington St, Unit 100, Halifax)

Date: Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Time: Lunch and Networking: 11:40 am, Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Cost: Free (lunch – please advise of any special dietary requirements)

RSVP: Please use our Online Registration process to register by Tuesday, February 25th, 2020.

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This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program.

 

A one-hour lunch and learn focused on unconscious bias and workplace culture. Amorell will lead an interactive and engaging session focusing on how unconscious bias affects workplace culture. Amorell will provide a clear and practical overview of what exactly unconscious bias is, why we all have it, and how it affects our daily working life. She will also speak specifically to the ways in which these biases affect organizational and workplace culture, coming into play in often unrecognized ways during hiring, mentoring, performance evaluation, work allocation, and workplace social interactions. Participants will be asked to come with an open mind and a readiness to engage in a courageous and accessible conversation.

 

This is Part I of II series on Unconscious Bias.  Part II will focus on active bystander training (what to do when seeing or experiencing bias).

 

Speaker Bio: Amorell Saunders N'Daw, BAA, MEd

A Partner in KBRS’s Executive Search Practice, Amorell has provided search and recruitment leadership and support to a broad spectrum of organizations. During a 12-year career at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Amorell was instrumental in setting up the equity and diversity function of the Campus, was the Liaison for tri-campus equity-related initiatives and issues and served as Senior Advisor, Equity and Diversity for a one-year period.  She developed and offered training to faculty, staff and students and was a founding member of the University’s first-ever affinity group for racialized administrative staff.  For her efforts to promote a diverse, supportive and inclusive environment at the University, Amorell was recognized with multiple awards recognizing her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Amorell also assisted KPMG with its equity and diversity strategy group, working with clients to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.  She is frequently invited to speak to member-based groups on equity issues and is known for her engaging, fun, and hands-on approaching to addressing a serious topic.

Schedule

11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Access this session from your computer, tablet or phone using the following steps: ​1. Make sure your device is updated to Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later ​2. Download the Adobe Connect app in a... More

Access this session from your computer, tablet or phone using the following steps:

​1. Make sure your device is updated to Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later

​2. Download the Adobe Connect app in advance (this can take 5 minutes or so)

​3. Connect to the session through the URL:  https://engineersnovascotia.adobeconnect.com/lunch/