EEOC and the Unconscious Bias Background
As much as we like to think of ourselves as logical, rational people, the truth is we are not always aware of what motivates many the decisions we make. Unconscious bias based on impermissible things such as race, gender, age, religion, and disability can influence many of the employment decisions our managers and supervisors make. This session will describe unconscious bias, how it works, and how it influences personnel decisions. We will also discuss strategies for combating unconscious bias and minimizing its influence in the workplace.
This program has bee approved for 1.25 recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Institute (HRCI). For more infor mat ion about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org .
Starting in March, all online reservation are due by noon on the Tuesday prior to the meeting. Online registration will be closed at that time. Attendees not registered online will be considered walk-in registrations and will be charged the guest rate of $35.
Cancellations -Members and guests who do not cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event day, will be charged for the cost of the event.
About the Speaker
Rodney Klein is with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and was hired by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an Investigator in 1992. Mr. Klein investigated individual complaints of employment discrimination, along with large class and systemic cases. He worked as a liaison between the EEOC and various fair employment practice agencies. He was the San Antonio Office’s Charge Receipt Supervisor, responsible for receiving and processing all incoming discrimination complaints. Currently, Mr. Klein is the Dallas District’s Outreach and Training Manager. He speaks to audiences about employment related matters, the civil rights statutes, and EEOC procedures, and he is a featured speaker at his office’s yearly training seminar for employers.