Allyship Starts With Recognizing and Minimizing Implicit Bias

Thursday, July 23rd, 10:00am - 11:15am PST

Why You Should Attend

A bright light is being shined on organizations all over the country as the community challenges the systemic inequality plaguing our nation. The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, among several other highlighted injustices around the world, have catalyzed an awakening. While we are all responsible for making a change, corporate America plays an important role in breaking down systemic barriers to diverse groups.

One place to start is with your own implicit bias, as we've found it to be the root of many systemic inequities in the workplace. Identifying your own bias and encouraging employees to do the same is the first step in making positive and sustainable change. The next is taking action to mitigate that bias and to actively behave as an ally to others - and we've designed this webinar to help you do just that.

This webinar is designed to help attendees understand what bias is and where it comes from, reflect on their own implicit bias, and learn how to be a better ally to marginalized groups.

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • See your own biases unfold through a powerful opening exercise
  • Understand the origins of bias, types of bias, and risk factors for engaging in bias
  • Compensate for and attempt to overcome bias through clear and tangible actions such as engaging in inclusive recruiting, interviewing and hiring blind, reducing ambiguity in communication, and more.
  • Combat microaggressions and other exclusive behaviors using tried and true intervention methods including asking questions, relying on basic human values, and organizational core values etc. 
  • Ensure inclusion and equity are addressed in strategic decision making and culture initiatives

Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR SHRM-SCP, President and Founder of Civility Partners

Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR SHRM-SCP, is Founder & CEO of Civility Partners, Inc., a consulting and training firm focused on building positive work environments. Catherine founded Civility Partners in 2009 as a result of working in a toxic environment, and has since served Fortune 500's, nonprofits, government agencies, universities, and more. Catherine’s also been cited in such media outlets as, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, and USA Today, and appeared as a guest on such venues as NPR and CNN.

As a consultant focused on resolving toxic work environments, she is uniquely qualified in the art of rebuilding culture after a period of disruption or crisis.


Allyship Starts With Recognizing and Minimizing Implicit Bias