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10/11 Bias Trifecta at San Antonio HRMA

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Tuesday, October 11 from 11:20am to 1:15pm

Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216

The bias trifecta refers to three specific biases that the human brain lens causes us to possess. These biases occur at three distinct areas in our brain. They are largely a part of the human condition and have little to do with being an affliction of the majority class. This talk explores how these biases interact to systemically affect leadership decision-making in many ways, including hiring, performance management, succession planning, team formation, innovation and change. It is important to acknowledge the fact that these biases exist within all of us and that, with appropriate training and operating mechanisms, we can effectively mitigate the impact of this bias trifecta from driving our thinking and behaviors.

1) Understand how the human brain works
2) Gain clarity on how the brain tricks us into making decisions – often unconsciously
3) Gain insight into how unconscious bias can be mitigated through adjustment in individual leader behavior and organizational systems and practices.

This program is Approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification through HR Certification Institute and Approved for Professional Development Credit (PDC) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM

Michael Brainard (MA, MS, PhD) brings over 20 years experience as a management consultant, senior executive, executive coach, entrepreneur and researcher. Michael has worked with many executives and organizations across industries blending a strategic, behavioral, and experiential learning approach. His somewhat edgy, humorous presentation style challenges participants to view traditional HR issues through a new lens. He has contributed to publications and presented his research findings on leadership development, change management and unconscious bias at a variety of professional organizations and corporations across the country.

Michael received a BA in Psychology at the University of Delaware, an MS and his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology at Alliant International University.

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