SPEAKER: Lorne Epstein, Trainer and OD Professional @ Electric Cow LLC
Research on decision making reveals that when individuals are highly aware of their decision-making process, they can see how non-determinant data influences their thinking. This awareness mitigates bias in decision making by giving them access to a more extensive set of choices to reach their intended outcomes. Experiential learning is an integral component of the workshops and the participant development process. The workshops include simulated experiences that transform participant behaviors through awareness. The experiential learning model builds insights by having participants do the actions in a training space that will reduce the effects of bias on decision making. Learning Objectives In this initial workshop, participants will learn what unconscious bias is and how it affects their workplace relationships and decision-making. Through this workshop, participants will: Learn how priming bias works. See how bias can affect their choices at work. Conduct a personal social network analysis. Develop new practices and skills to minimize bias in business decisions. Participants will explore the following questions: What is bias? How does bias affect our lives and the workplace? What biases do I have? What tools are available to me to reduce the effects of bias in my workplace?
Lorne is a world-class facilitator and adult experiential educator whose been leading active learning experiences since 1993. His talent acquisition career allowed him to build companies in the U.S., India, and Brazil by hiring right. He is a graduate student in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management at George Mason University. He has been an HR professional since 1996. His book, You’re Hired! Interview Skills to Get the Job, has been downloaded over a half-million times worldwide. Every week, he hosts The Lorne Epstein Show, where national experts share insights about the workplace. He is SHRM-SCP certified and a Lifetime Charter Member of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals.
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