Speaker Series: Understanding Unconscious Bias
October 3, 2019
What you don't know and how to fix it


While prejudice and discrimination remain pressing issues in workplaces around the world, the more elusive challenge facing many organizations is unconscious bias. This is not a new concept, so why have both public and private organizations struggled to address it? Learn the theories behind biases, and the tactics to limit their impact. We must challenge our existing beliefs. In doing so, we can outsmart our brains and make less-biased decisions, both in the workplace and in our social lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase the learners’ awareness of the concept of Unconscious Bias
  • Assist learners to recognize bias within themselves
  • Enable learners to recognize the impact of their personal bias on others
  • Ensure the learner understands bias is natural, but needs to be managed
  • Enable the learner to manage their own bias


8:00 am – 8:40 am – Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:40 am – 10:00 am – Panel Discussion

10:00 am – 10:30 am – Optional Networking 


Prem Gill

Chief Executive Officer

Creative BC

2016 & 2017 Top 100 Winner



Alden E. Habacon

One of Canada’s leading diversity and inclusion strategists and facilitators.


Michele Mawhinney

Vice President, People and Sustainability

Vancouver Airport Authority


Shannon Byrne Susko

Serial Entrepreneur/CEO, Coach/Best Selling Author/Director

Metronome United

2018 Top 100 Award Winner


Tracey Arnish

Chief Member Experience Officer

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union


To learn more about the speakers visit their website here


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