CEC Raleigh: The Conscious Coach: Bias and Its Impact

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Virtually via ZOOM
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  • ATD-RTA & TODN Members

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CCEU's: 1.0 Core Competencies; 0.5 Resource Development

This event will be held virtually via ZOOM

The Conscious Coach –
Surfacing unconscious bias and
 understanding its impact in coaching

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Unconscious bias, also known as implicit bias, is often defined as prejudice or unsupported judgements in favor of or against one thing, person, or group as compared to another, in a way that is usually considered unfair.

Our brains are hardwired to process and sort information quickly and unconsciously.  When we are making conscious decisions, we put the “filters” into sort the information.  Like when I was on amazon looking for a pair of women’s, size 9.5, black, rain boots, I knew what I needed. Unconscious bias is our brain’s way of protecting us, sorting information and helping us be efficient.  Using the amazon analogy, how the computer takes over and provides you items in the “top picks for you” or “frequently bought together” categories. 

In this Cutting Edge Conversation, we will explore this fascinating topic of bias.  We’ll discuss the various types of bias and how conscious and unconscious bias may show up for both the client and the coach.  Then collectively we will discuss and share practical strategies for mitigating bias in your coaching engagements.  

This session will be an inspiring session where we will explore a little bit of neuroscience.  Along the way we’ll identify actionable strategies to gain awareness of our unconscious biases and we’ll leave with at least one thing we each can do to prevent it from negatively impacting your coaching. 

Check out this 4 minute video as an introduction to the topic and join the conversation on March 25th.  We hope to see you there. 

Facilitator: Dawn Potter Sanders
Join Dawn Potter Sander as we raise awareness of our biases and learn how to mitigate their impact in our coaching.  Dawn is an executive coach, organizational development consultant, and dynamic facilitator passionate about helping people, teams, and organizations perform at their peak.  For over 25 years, Dawn has developed leaders and cultivated engaged teams around the world. 

In 2019, as part of her role leading the Talent Management function of a Fortune 500 company, she led a project to rollout Unconscious Bias training to over 520 managers over 4 months.  While she has always been passionate about diversity and inclusion, this sparked a renewed interest in it.  In our hyper-connected world, it is more important than ever to understand how our minds work, the short cuts it takes to protect us, and how that may affect us.  During this session she’ll shared some insights gained from her experience as she facilitates our conversation. 

Registration Fees:
1.  Members:  Free
2.  Affiliates:  Free
3.  Partners:  ATD-RTA & TODN:  Free
4.  Guests:  Free

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