Monthly Chapter Meeting: Inside Out: Unconscious Bias and its impact in the workplace
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When: 4/26/2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Corporate College East
4400 Richmond Rd.
Warrensville Heights, Ohio  44128
United States
Contact: Pam Smith, CSHRM Administrator

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Monthly Chapter Meeting

Session Title: 
Inside Out: Unconscious Bias and
its impact in the workplace

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Date:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM) - Live Webcast Also Available

Session Overview: 

Whether we know it or not, every one of us brings bias into the workplace. As an HR professional, you may be familiar with a study where identical resumes were created, one with a man’s name and the other with a woman’s name, and sent to hiring managers. Those managers were asked to evaluate the competency of these candidates for the same position. Even with identical credentials, men were considered more competent and were selected more frequently and at a higher starting salary than women for the same position. This is one example of how unconscious bias shows up in the workplace. During this session, we will explore unconscious bias, discuss its impacts in the workplace, and discover ways to minimize those impacts. Together we will:

1. Define the term unconscious bias

2. Discover the impacts of unconscious bias on talent management

3. Introduce 5 methods to overcome unconscious bias starting with yourself

Our Speaker:
  Marsha Friedman

Marsha is passionate about leading individuals, teams, and organizations to their full potential. She helps leaders dramatically improve bottom line performance by bringing the organization’s vision and mission into focus and translating them into actionable steps.

With over 30 years at Diebold Nixdorf Marsha has a broad range of experience from finance to customer service and from operations to organizational development. As an internal consultant and learning & development leader, Marsha created an innovative performance management process that achieved measurable change and cultural transformation.  Since leaving Diebold Nixdorf, Marsha has been a leadership coach and training consultant serving the healthcare, non-profit, telecommunications, nuclear power, and legal industries. As a facilitator at the Corporate University, Marsha teaches classes in customer service, goal setting, and change management.

Marsha holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Miami University and a Masters Liberal Studies in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University.   She is a member of Athena International, the International Coaches Federation, the Association for Talent Development, and Toastmasters International.

This program will be submitted to HRCI and SHRM for their review for recertification credits.

Lunch Buffet will include:

Soup: roasted tomato basil; Salad: mixed greens
Vegetable: ratatouille
Starch: Mac and cheese
Beef entree: homemade meatloaf
Vegetarian: penne pasta with sun dried tomatoes

Location:  Corporate College East

Date:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Registration/Networking: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Welcome/Announcements: 12:00-12:15 AM

Lunch/Program: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

RSVP by Friday, April 21st NOON!


Cleveland SHRM Member: $25
Nonmembers/Guests: $40
Students/Members in Transition: $15

Can't attend in person?
We also do a live broadcast of the event. Registration costs are the same to help cover
the costs incurred to provide this service. 


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:  Text: 330.990.3046


RSVP by Friday, April 21st NOON!