D&I and L&D: Mitigating the Impact of Bias in your Organization
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When: 2/13/2020
9:15 AM- 1:45 PM
Where: Parma Snow Library
2121 Snow Rd
Parma, Ohio  44134
Contact: Admin Director

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D&I and L&D: Mitigating the Impact of Bias in your Organization


Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Session Description:
In this interactive session, we will take a deep look at unconscious bias and the challenges it creates at both the individual and organizational levels. Mitigating the impact of unconscious bias is a crucial 21st-century leadership skill. When biases go unchecked, there can be enormous negative effects. Attendees will learn tactics and strategies for overcoming bias, as well as tangible take-aways that can be easily implemented and shared with your teams. Breakout sessions in the following areas will offer actionable steps to manage bias so that you can build an inclusive, innovative, and diverse organization.

Breakouts: (please note attendees can choose two breakout sessions)

1.     Race
2.     Ethnicity
3.     Age
4.     Sexuality
5.     Religion
6.     Socio-economic status

Franklin Covey Workshop
Pamela Fuller: For more than 15 years, Pamela has worked in both the public and private sectors supporting clients and solving complex problems. She currently serves as FranklinCovey's Thought Leader for Inclusion and Bias as well as a Global Client Partner responsible for supporting some of the organization’s most strategic accounts.

Prior to her current role, Pamela served as an EEO & Diversity Analyst and Trainer where she conceived and implemented proactive diversity programs to include human capital planning, training on unconscious bias and microaggressions, and statistical workforce analysis. She also served the non-profit community for nearly a decade executing marketing, communications, special events and fundraising strategies. She has addressed leaders across the world on leadership topics, including unconscious bias, high-potential leadership and building an inclusive and effective culture to the United Nations System, the US Federal Government and many of the Fortune 500.

Breakout Groups:
Race: Michael Leftwich
Michael Leftwich works in the Human Resources department at The Timken Company as a specialist focused on Associate Relations. His responsibilities include supporting the company’s strategic goals and diversity and inclusion efforts,
promoting a positive culture. As part of his role, Michael coordinates with the company’s three employee resource groups to attract, engage, and retain diverse employees.

Ethnicity: Nicole Barile
Nicole Barile is President & Founder of NB Intercultural. She is an intercultural consultant and trainer with over 15 years of experience helping companies and individuals improve business communications across cultures. She works closely with executives at Fortune 500 companies to create globally-minded leaders and organizations, facilitating their success around the globe.

Religion: Julia Shearson
Julia Shearson is Executive Director of the Cleveland Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Her work has centered on civil rights advocacy, educational outreach, and media and public relations. Her goals are to challenge Islamophobia, help dispel stereotypes of Islam and Muslims, and to bring together people of all faiths to work for the common good.

Sexual Orientation: Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole is the Executive Director of Plexus LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Education Foundation. Her background includes extensive work in the non-profit sector as an educator, trainer and facilitator, and director of development. She is passionate about professional development and strives to create inspirational learning opportunities.

Age: Cheree Aspelin
Cheree Aspelin is the Director of Culture and Inclusion for the Lubrizol Corporation.  She is currently leading the work to enhance the culture of the company through building a mindset of ownership and inclusion.  She has almost 20 years of experience leading talent, learning, organizational development and performance management in Fortune 500 companies. 

Socio-economic Status: Tameka Taylor
Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D. is the president of Compass Consulting Services, LLC and a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE). She has been involved in several community related diversity committees, organizations, and initiatives, including the Commission on Economic Inclusion. Tameka is also a COSE Network Expert in diversity, conflict management, and leadership and serves on multiple boards.

Parma Snow Library
2121 Snow Rd

Parma, Ohio 44134

9:15 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 11:30 Franklin Covey Unconscious Bias Workshop
11:30 - 11:45 Biological breaks (snacks/restroom)
11:45 - 12:30 Breakout session #1
12:30 - 12:45 Grab boxed lunches/bathroom breaks
12:45 - 1:30 Breakout session #2

1:30 – 1:45 Closing/Wrap up

Cleveland SHRM Member: $50
Nonmembers/Guests: $70
Students/Members in Transition: $30

This program has been approved for 3.75 recertification credit hour for SHRM and HRCI.



Cleveland SHRM is committed to the full inclusion of all its members. As part of this commitment starting January 2017, CSHRM will make every attempt to ensure that all members with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate to the highest degree possible in all CSHRM activities. Accommodations will be provided to CSHRM members through collaborative efforts with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, local non-profits, and other community organizations to acquire accommodations that are being provided to CSHRM members.

To request an accommodation for a workshop or CSHRM activity, please contact the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator below.
Katti Sorboro
: Email: ksorboro@me.com.  Text: 330.990.3046