AHCAP Webinar: Unconscious Bias – Understanding the Impact of Bias in the Workplace

November 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Association of Healthcare Administrative Professionals (AHCAP) Presents: Unconscious Bias – Understanding the Impact of Bias in the Workplace (Webinar).

About the Session:  This session will include an overview of our current social and biological understandings of unconscious bias, as well as intervention strategies for mitigating its harmful effects on the workplace. Embedded in the training are examples and tools that help participants explore different types of bias and micro-inequities. In the session we will:
– Define unconscious bias in practical/everyday terms
– Introduce the neuroscience behind bias
– Understand how unconscious bias can show up in unexpected ways in the workplace and in the community
– Discuss how our perceptions about people who are different than us impact our work and community interactions
– Understand “What’s In It For Me” – why is it important for everyone to be involved in this conversation?

Presenter – Reena Hajat Carrol, MSW – Executive Director, Diversity Awareness Partnership

About the Presenter:  Reena Hajat Carroll is the Executive Director of the Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP), a non-profit organization that promotes diversity in the St. Louis region around issues of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.  The DAP’s mission is accomplished through diversity training, consulting, middle school and high school youth programs, and diversity publications.  She holds a masters degree in social work from Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work with an emphasis on social and economic development and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Occidental College.

Currently, she serves on several boards in the St. Louis community, including the Women’s Society of Washington University, Children’s Hospital Community Advisory Board, Thread St. Louis Advisory Board and UMSL’s Non-Profit Management Advisory Board.  She was recently appointed by Governor Nixon to the Missouri Community Service Commission.  Reena also serves as an adjunct faculty for Washington University in St. Louis teaching diversity and inclusion. Reena is the recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Inclusive Leader Award, Bank of America’s Local Hero Award, and the Brown School of Social Work’s Distinguished Alumni Award.  Additionally, she is a graduate of the CORO Women in Leadership Program and the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiatives Fellows Program.

12. September 2016 by Miriam
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