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    June Program: From Slow Erosion to Social Media Explosion

    Date: June 20, 2019, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Siouxland SHRM
    Holiday Inn 701 Gordon Dr, Sioux City, IA 51101

    (Lunch served at 11:30 a.m., chapter business conducted during the meal, and program presentation starts at 12:00 p.m.)
    Free to members; $20 for nonmembers
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    Speaker: Claudia Schabel

    Claudia Schabel, President of Schabel Solutions, combines over a decade of experience as a Diversity and Inclusion practitioner and strategist with Fortune 100 and 500 companies with her multicultural background to offer coaching and consulting services in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to businesses, education‐ al and not‐for‐profit organizations. Schabel is a commissioner on the City of Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission and serves on the Iowa Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council as the Director of Diversity. Schabel lived in Brazil and in Japan before relocating to Des Moines, Iowa, almost two decades ago. Schabel speaks Portuguese, English, conversational Spanish and some Japanese. Schabel earned a BA degree in International Relations from Drake University.

    Topic: From Slow Erosion to Social Media Explosion: How to Diffuse the Unconscious Bias That Drains People Potential & Damages Brand Value" 

    Organizations have worked for years to help their employees understand the value of a diverse workforce. One of the primary obstacles 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—or 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.

    Workshop Objectives

    • Explore the concept of unconscious bias and how it plays out in the workplace, its impact on your organization’s brand and ability to attract and retain talent.

    • Discuss strategies to mitigate your own unconscious biases.

    Credits: 1.5 HRCI Continuing Education Units and 1.5 SHRM Professional Development Credits applied for
    Please RSVP by Friday, June 14, 2019 at