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When: June 12, 2018
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Noah's Event Center
1805 90th St.
West Des Moines, IA  50266
United States
Contact: Central Iowa SHRM
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Topic:              Addressing Unconscious Bias: Are you more bias than you think?

Speaker:         Claudia Schabel    

Many organizations have worked for years to build an inclusive workplace and help their employees understand the value of a diverse workforce. Although many organizations have made some progress, we are still facing some challenges. One of the primary challenges we face in leveraging workplace diversity is our own unconscious bias. Research suggests that we instinctively place people into categories based on their appearance, educational level, social status, job title, and so on. Right or wrong, this helps us order our world and saves us time and effort as we process information about people. However, these stereotypes and unconscious biases lead us to make assumptions about others. These unconscious biases can affect who is hired, promoted, and developed in the workplace, which can ultimately derail your organization’s culture and diversity efforts.

Claudia Schabel, President of Schabel Solutions, combines over a decade of experience as a Diversity and Inclusion practitioner with Fortune 100 (Principal Financial Group) and Fortune 500(DuPont) companies with a multicultural background to offer coaching and consulting services in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion to businesses, educational and not-for-profit organizations. Schabel is a commissioner on the City of Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission and serves on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council as the Director of Diversity.  Schabel is a native of Brazil and speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English and some Japanese. She earned a BA degree in International Relations from Drake University and lives in DesMoines, Iowa.

 This Meeting has been pre-approved for 1 HR Credit by both SHRM and HRCI.