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"Managing Unconscious Bias"; Bi-monthly Meeting, Friday, October 11, 2019

  • Friday, October 11, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, 7531 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809


  • 2019 GOOD Members
  • 1st time guests attend their first meeting for free to "try us on for size." If you are a former member or a guest who has attended any GOOD meeting before, please register as a returning guest.
  • Returning guests and former members who have visited us before will pay $35.00 for the meeting.

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"Managing Unconscious Bias: Observe, Reflect and Act"
October 11, 2019 Bi-monthly Meeting

How you were raised, your background, personal experiences, societal expectations and stereotypes and cultural context can influence your decisions and actions without you realizing it. Implicit or unconscious bias happens when we make decisions in a nano second.  Unconscious biases can impact the workplace by:

1. Impairing diversity and retention rates

2. Promoting a disconnected culture

3. Undermining recruiting efforts and employee development

Studies demonstrate bias across nearly every field and for nearly every group of people. Here are just a few examples:

  • If you’re Latino, you’ll get less pain medication than a white patient.

  • If you’re an elderly woman, you’ll receive fewer life-saving interventions than an elderly man.

  • If you are a man being evaluated for a job as a lab manager, you will be given more mentorship, judged as more capable, and offered a higher starting salary than if you were a woman.

  • If you are an obese child, your teacher is more likely to assume you’re less intelligent than if you were slim.

  • If you are a black student, you are more likely to be punished than a white student behaving the same way.

The reality is that our biases affect us and our decision-making processes in a number of different ways via our perception, attitude, behaviorsattention,  our listening skills,  our micro-affirmations.  

Join us to explore the impact of Unconscious Bias and build strategies to to stop it.   Discover how training, hiring policies, retention, recruitment, and cultural snapshots of your organization can create help an organization which uses conscious choice versus unconscious bias. 

Speaker Bio 

Dr. Audrey Nelson is an internationally recognized trainer, keynote speaker, author and consultant who helps organizations increase their productivity and profitability through winning communication strategies.  She holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication. She conducted post-doctoral work at Warnborough College in Oxford, England, in gender communication. Dr. Nelson’s professional background includes teaching in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado, Boulder, San Diego State and Southwestern College.  For 30 years, she has trained and consulted for a wide variety of government and Fortune 50 companies in 49 states and 4 continents.  

Dr. Nelson was the co-founder and served as president of the Organization for Research on Women and Communication and she is the gender communication blogger for Psychology Today.  Audrey is a published author. You Don’t Say: Navigating Nonverbal Communication Between the Sexes was published in six languages. She co-authored Code Switching: How to Talk so Men Will Listen and The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions Between Men and Women.


  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM -- Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00-- 12:15 PM -- Bi-monthly  Program

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