April 23, 2015  — Seminar: Breaking Bias Seminar
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April 24, 2015  — Seminar: Building Cultures of Inclusion through Mitigating Bias in Decision Making
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April 23, 2015

Human decision making is deeply biased. Given how critical sound decision making is, it is imperative that leaders determine how to identify and minimize bias whenever possible. The fact is many biases are completely unconscious to us. To date, there has been no widely used model for bias mitigation. 

Join David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, along with guest presenters for a one-day session to help you understand and better navigate unspoken biases. This seminar will explore a brand new approach for breaking bias within teams and organizations by exposing underlying tendencies that drive our conceptual and resourcing decisions.

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 

9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Introduction:  Dr. David Rock, Director of the NeuroLeadership Institute 

9:15 - 9:45 am Why are we still biased after so many years and dollars spent to combat bias?

Explore the reward of being right and pain of being wrong that help biases persist non-consciously.  

9:45 - 10:00 am Networking Refreshment Break 

How can we mitigate bias and make the right decisions? 

10:00 - 11:10 am Corner cutting biases                                                                                                  

Learn about the biases most likely to derail hurried decisions and how to mitigate them.

11:10 am - 12:20 pm Objectivity biases                

We will cover biases most likely to cloud creative decisions, and what methods can be used to remove bias from those decisions.

12:20 - 1:20 pm Networking Luncheon

1:20 - 2:30 pm Self-preservation biases                                                   

Discover the class of biases most relevant to people decisions, along with tools and strategies for making un-biased decisions.

Networking Refreshment Break 

2:30 - 3:40 pm Time and money biases     

Learn about the perspective taking and over-weighting biases that are most likely to disrupt prudent time and money decisions, along with means for mitigating those biases.

3:40 –4:00 pm Concluding Remarks and Q/A   

4:00pm CLOSE

AGENDA
April 24, 2015

This interactive session will highlight the best practices of Cook Ross, a thought leader and premiere provider of consulting in diversity, inclusion for the past 25 years, and unconscious bias for the last 6 years.  Led by Leslie Traub, Chief Consulting Officer of Cook Ross, you will learn how to build an organizational culture that mitigates bias in all decision, not just talent decisions. 

Why you should attend: 

  • Deepen your knowledge about bias in organizations
  • Participate in a simulation that exposes bias in decision making
  • Create strategies for your organization
  • Receive a participant guide to bring back to the office
Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8–9 am

Welcome and Introduction: 9–9:15 am

9:15–10:15 am

High Level Connection to Day One

  • Building the learning community
  • Introductions/agenda/expectations 

10:15–11:30 am

The Big Decision Simulation (Part 1 and Part 2)

11:30 am–12:45 pm

Social Primacy and Decision Making

  • How our desire to belong impacts our decision behavior
  • How bias influences our decisions – 6 kinds of bias
  • Strategies for being more inclusive in our decision approaches
  • Strategies for intervening when bias is present in decision making 

Networking Luncheon 12:45 -1:45 pm

1:45–3 pm

Organizational Change Approach for Mitigating Bias

  • 10 conditions to have in place to prepare and support an organization in change through mitigating bias
  • Participants will work through worksheets to identify important opportunities, relationships and barriers in their organizations

Networking Refreshment Break 3–3:15 pm

3:15–4 pm

Cases/QA

  • A household financial institution
  • A global consulting firm 

4–4:30 pm

What can you do in your Organizations?

Speakers

Scheduled Speakers April 24, 2015

About your workshop leader:

Leslie Traub, Chief Consulting Officer, Cook Ross, Inc.

Exceptional facilitation and training, incomparable instructional design, powerful organizational change, impressive social science research, and transformative personal development — these are the award winning talents that Leslie Traub offers each Cook Ross client. 

With more than 25 years of experience leading diversity, inclusion and change management initiatives, Leslie creates sustainable systems of change that yield greater performance, profit, and possibility.  

Since joining Cook Ross in 1994, Leslie has developed an international reputation for supporting women in their organizational lives, and making choices that are consistent with their values. Leslie specializes in delivering customized training programs, executive level coaching, and organization wide change and team development. Leslie’s change management experience and willingness to address difficult issues make her a sought after advocate for new ways of thinking within an organization. 

Leslie has worked and lived in numerous cultures and countries. She brings this personal experience and passion to her work in cultural competence and cultural communication in her corporate, professional services, association, and not?for?profit consulting practice.  Leslie spent the first 10 years of her career consulting to national primary health care programs in West Africa, conducting operations research on service delivery and national program evaluations. She serves as adjunct faculty at University of Maryland and Georgetown University. 

Speeches / Workshops / Web Seminars

  • Bias in Performance Management
  • Dynamic Choices for Women: Attracting and Retaining Early Career Women
  • EnGendering Global Talent Management: Building Inclusive Cultures for Women & Men
  • Engaging Men as Allies in Gender Equity
  • Unconscious Bias and Talent Management for the 21st Century
  • Enhancing Cross?Cultural Communication in a Diverse World
  • Building Relationships Across Cultural Boundaries 

Cook Ross clients include: Sodexo, The Washington Post, Novartis, National Geographic, Motorola, Bon Secours Health System, Coca?Cola Company, AT&T, KPMG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, INOVA Health System, American Red Cross, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Abbott Labs, Howard University, the Ojibwa Indian Reservation, and DC Public Schools.

April 23, 2015

Human decision making is deeply biased. Given how critical sound decision making is, it is imperative that leaders determine how to identify and minimize bias whenever possible. The fact is many biases are completely unconscious to us. To date, there has been no widely used model for bias mitigation. 

Join David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, along with guest presenters for a one-day session to help you understand and better navigate unspoken biases. This seminar will explore a brand new approach for breaking bias within teams and organizations by exposing underlying tendencies that drive our conceptual and resourcing decisions.

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 

9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Introduction:  Dr. David Rock, Director of the NeuroLeadership Institute 

9:15 - 9:45 am Why are we still biased after so many years and dollars spent to combat bias?

Explore the reward of being right and pain of being wrong that help biases persist non-consciously.  

9:45 - 10:00 am Networking Refreshment Break 

How can we mitigate bias and make the right decisions? 

10:00 - 11:10 am Corner cutting biases                                                                                                  

Learn about the biases most likely to derail hurried decisions and how to mitigate them.

11:10 am - 12:20 pm Objectivity biases                

We will cover biases most likely to cloud creative decisions, and what methods can be used to remove bias from those decisions.

12:20 - 1:20 pm Networking Luncheon

1:20 - 2:30 pm Self-preservation biases                                                   

Discover the class of biases most relevant to people decisions, along with tools and strategies for making un-biased decisions.

Networking Refreshment Break 

2:30 - 3:40 pm Time and money biases     

Learn about the perspective taking and over-weighting biases that are most likely to disrupt prudent time and money decisions, along with means for mitigating those biases.

3:40 –4:00 pm Concluding Remarks and Q/A   

4:00pm CLOSE

Scheduled Speakers April 23, 2015

Scheduled Speakers April 23, 2015

About your workshop leaders: 

Dr. David Rock coined the term ‘NeuroLeadership’. He is a business best-selling author, thought leader, and Director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global initiative bringing neuroscientists and top executives together to build a new science for leadership development. David is also founder and CEO of The NeuroLeadership Group; a global consulting firm with operations in 24 countries, assisting large organizations in operationalizing neuroscience research to develop better leaders and managers. 

Dr. David Rock coined the term ‘NeuroLeadership’ and is the director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global initiative bringing neuroscientists and leadership experts together to build a new science for leadership development. He co-edits the NeuroLeadership Journal and heads up an annual global summit. He has written many of the central academic and discussion papers defining the NeuroLeadership Field. David is the author of the business best seller 'Your Brain at Work'

(Harper Business, 2009), as well as 'Quiet Leadership' (Harper Collins, 2006) and the textbook 'Coaching with the Brain in Mind' (Wiley & Sons, 2009). He blogs for the Harvard Business Review, Fortune Magazine, Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, and is quoted widely in the media about leadership, organizational effectiveness and the brain. 

David is also the founder and CEO of NeuroLeadership Group, a global consulting firm with operations in 24 countries, helping large organizations operationalize brain research to develop better leaders and managers. Academically, David is on the faculty and advisory board of Cimba, an international business school based in Europe, and a guest lecturer at many universities including Oxford University’s Said Business School. He is on the board of the BlueSchool, an initiative in New York City building a new approach to education. He received his professional doctorate in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University in 2010. Originally Australian, he now lives in New York City with his wife and two young daughters. 

Heidi Grant Halvorson is a senior consultant and researcher at the NeuroLeadership Institute and motivational psychologist. Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson has a goal: to help people and organizations achieve theirs. And with simple strategies rooted in scientific research, that’s exactly what she does, empowering organizational leaders with proven tools for maximizing commitment, resisting distraction, devising effective strategic plans, seizing opportunities to act, and persisting in the face of setbacks or challenges.

Outstanding organizations, like outstanding people, reach their goals because of what they do, not just who they are, according to Dr. Grant Halvorson. An exhaustive study of achievement and motivation has led her to pinpoint the keys to mastering the art (and science) of execution — the nine things successful people do differently. They’re not rocket science, but they are proven to help people reach their goals by focusing less on past failures and more on what really matters: commitment, planning, effort, strategy, self-control and persistence. 

A provocative speaker and master motivator, Dr. Grant Halvorson offers practical and immediately actionable strategies that actually increase the chances of successfully meeting business and personal goals. By emphasizing things successful people do consistently and effectively, Halvorson shows organizations and their employees a clear path to accomplishing whatever they set out to do. 

Heidi Grant Halvorson is currently Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia Business School. Heidi is also an expert blogger for the Harvard Business Review, 99u, Fast Company, WSJ.com, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Psychology Today.  Her HBR webinars, articles, and blog posts on management and personal effectiveness are consistently among their most popular. 

Heidi’s new book, Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing The World for Success and Influence, co written with E. Tory Higgins, has received rave reviews from Dan Pink, Robert Cialdini, Jim Kouzes, Dan Gilbert, Chip & Dan Heath, and many others.  She is also the author of the bestselling Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals and Nine Things Successful People Do Differently.

In addition to her work as author and co-editor of the highly-regarded academic book The Psychology of Goals (Guilford, 2009), she has authored papers in her field’s most prestigious journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, European Journal of Social Psychology, and Judgment and Decision Making. She has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation for her research on goals and achievement.

Dr. Grant Halvorson is a member of the highly selective Society for Experimental Social Psychology. She received her PhD in social psychology from Columbia University.