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    Minimizing Implicit Bias

    Date: January 8, 2019, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    Members $15 Guests $40
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    Often discrimination happens in organizations, and specifically in hiring practices, because of engrained stereotypical thoughts and ideas we have been taught to believe as true. These ideas are so imbedded in our brains we actually believe they are "natural" or the "norm." 

    Based on leading-edge research in bias mitigation, we know that the most effective anti-bias training incorporates strategies on both the personal and institutional levels. This leadership training provides solutions to both.

    Participants are invited to consider their own biases, and the unintended consequences of those biases. Strategies will be provided for ameliorating personal biases, and those that are situated in the policies and practices of the organization.

    The workshop offers a path toward a more culturally inclusive organizational environment. This training will be focused on awareness of disability bias.

    Participants will be asked to use their phone to complete an online assessment through Project Implicit and will be asked to participate in our study, measuring implicit and explicit bias.

    Sarah Garcia is the training facilitator for the Rocky Mountain ADA Center (RMADAC). She is responsible for conducting customized ADA-related training across many channels within the center’s six-state region. Garcia spends the majority of her time guiding both large and small groups of training attendees through several ADA-exercises including General ADA standards, Service Animals (Do’s and don’t(s)), ADA and the workplace, responsibilities by both public and private entities under the law and much more.

    Previous to joining the RMADAC, Garcia spent several years as an educator where the enjoyed inspiring young minds through her efforts as an English teacher. As a classroom leader, Garcia was passionate about promoting inclusion, diversity, equity and access with students as a channel to help them better understand all diversified populations across the world.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology and a master’s in education from Truman State University. Sarah’s hobbies include training and performing with her Cardigan Welsh Corgi (Edward) and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the mountain west.

    Registration for this Event Opens 12/08/2018

    Members and Guests Register Here

    Student and Board Register Here

    This event is approved for 1.5 general re-certification hours for SHRM-SCP, SHRM CP.


    This activity has been approved for 1.5 Business recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at


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