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What Would You Do: Strategies for Dealing with Implicit Bias in the Workplace

How do we, as managers, foster a healthy, inclusive work environment so all employees can succeed? Individuals with diverse backgrounds and uniqueness are subjected to subtle and overt bias in the workplace due to the divisive climate in which we live. Many of us have been a part of the process and on either end of the bias whether we know it or not. There isn’t a quick manual on how to identify and effectively address bias within the information profession nor in the workplace. In this 30 minute presentation, Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran takes an in depth look at bias, implicit bias and microaggression.

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran is an accomplished educator, innovative speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, cultural intelligence and diversity & inclusion expert with over 24+ years of experience in the public and private sectors. Dr. Villagran is an assistant professor with San Jose State University School of Information where her research focuses on diversity and social justice in library and information science and cultural intelligence phenomena within libraries. Dr. Villagran also serves as CEO of CulturalCo, LLC consulting in areas of cultural competency, diversity & inclusion, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence.

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