Bringing Culture Back: Managing Unconscious Bias to Strengthen Your Corporate Culture (I6)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 17, 2018: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Speakers: Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran, CulturalCo, LLC

Have you ever examined the sources of unconscious bias and how it can influence interactions with others? Have you ever understood how cultural values impact our own biases and interactions? Understanding unconscious biases and cultural awareness are critical first steps toward improving our performance; however, we cannot stop there. Awareness alone does not guarantee success. The ultimate question is how to take that awareness and put it into action in order to ensure these biases do not influence judgments about others. This directly impacts the library’s inclusive work environment and the strength of the corporate culture. This session will allow you to identify and understand your biases, and provide you with strategies for managing biases to help improve intercultural effectiveness within the library.

NOTE: One or more speakers did not consent to the AALL recording release and this program was not recorded. However, the program’s supplemental materials are available.

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