Interrupting Unconscious Bias: Raising Social Awareness and Fostering Inclusive Workplaces

April 20, 2022
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

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Luzilda Carrillo Arciniega, Ph.D.

Luzilda Carrillo Arciniega, Ph.D.
NDC Index Lead Strategist and Executive Director of Diversity Research Institute
National Diversity Council

Lucy C. Arciniega has over ten years of experience in the diversity, equity, and inclusion industry. She is a full-time consultant and recognized scholar-practitioner on diversity and inclusion, having published academic articles in several peer-reviewed journal articles and opinion editorials through her column, "Diversity in the Workplace," which was hosted from 2017 to 2019 by the American Anthropology Association, a professional membership organization with over 10,000 members. Currently, she also holds a consultant position as a Managing Research Director at the National Diversity Council, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, overseeing the NDC Index, an annual survey which measures organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion. In this role, Lucy designed the methodology for assessing the results of a 200+ question survey according to global diversity and inclusion best practices. She also designed the NDC Index Report to help companies use their survey results to create an efficient DEI organizational strategy that maximizes their investment in organizational change. Formerly, Lucy held a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Business and Organizational Anthropology at Wayne State University. As a trained anthropologist, she has also used her cross-cultural perspective to bring key insights into customer service experience, management leadership strategies, and employee and team engagement dynamics through change management consulting. Lucy C. Arciniega received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine. Her doctoral research on the diversity and inclusion industry received numerous awards, including the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Grant. She is currently working on her book based on the culture of the selling and institutionalizing diversity work in corporations. She lives in and works out of Los Angeles, California.

We all have unconscious biases. They help us establish a sense of security, but they can also exclude, isolate, and marginalize others, damaging workplace relations and everyday business. This workshop helps us identify our own and others’ harmful biases, situate them within a greater social and cultural understanding of systemic inequality, and foster strategies for interrupting them to better ourselves, our workplace, and our society. Participants will: ● Define unconscious bias, its relationship to broader systemic inequities and impact in the workplace. ● Raise awareness of how our background and identity shape our biases. ● Identify strategies to address microaggressions at work and create inclusive cultural change. ● Identify strategies to reduce harmful biases in hiring, career development, and team dynamics.

NDC/State Partner: $449 to $539
Non-Partner (Non-Profit): $569
Non-Partner (For-Profit): $599

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