Mitigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

On Demand Webinar 75 Minutes Credits HRCI 1.15 & SHRM 1.15 PDCs

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Speaker : Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena

Session Highlights

  • Defining unconscious bias
  • Interaction tips
  • What does unconscious bias look like?
  • When do unconscious biases occur?
  • Impact of bias on the workplace
  • Types of bias that affect the workplace
  • Subtle unconscious biases
  • Addressing and combatting biases
  • Bias and its effect on recruiting efforts
  • Bias that occurs during performance management reviews
  • Legal protections afforded to employees
  • Interaction tips


Unconscious bias in the workplace is a fact of life.Biases occur when individuals make spontaneous judgments about people or situations based on past experiences, culture, background, or exposure to media.These hidden preferences or prejudices can affect nearly every decision an organization makes.Biases can stymie diversity, recruiting and retention efforts and can unknowingly shape an organization’s culture.

Bias affects who gets hired, promoted, and developed.If left unchecked, it also be blamed for influencing discriminatory behavior and workplace inequality.Most recently, it has been identified as a major contributor to the gender pay gap.

Organizations need to recognize and root out the unconscious biases that can undermine their diversity efforts, recruiting, and retention programs.By providing proper awareness training and putting processes in place that identify unconscious biases, organizations can take positive steps in minimizing biases that can impact every aspect of an organization.

Why Should you Attend

Tackling unconscious bias in the workplace can be difficult because it can be neither visible nor deliberate.Managers and employees might not realize they are making unfair assumptions or developing stereotypes based on the personal biases they bring to the workplace.Unconscious bias happens outside of our control.It occurs automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgments.

Individuals who experience bias can feel marginalized and unhappy leading to a less inclusive organizational culture, lower employee morale and reduced employee retention. Attending this webinar will provide participants with the information needed to recognize bias and then take the necessary steps to addressing and reducing bias in their workplace.

Who Will benefit

  • Senior Leadership
  • HR Professionals
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Ethics Professionals
  • Employees

This activity has been approved for 1.15 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

This program is valid for 1.15 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

Your Instructor

Diane L. Dee
Diane L. Dee

Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane's background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane's leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area.

Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP and HRPM® certification.

Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.

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