2022 Workshop Schedule

Rhode Island Higher Education Training Consortium (RIHETC)

Date and Time:  Thursday, May 5th - 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Facilitators:  Lizzie Pollock and Tiffany Sturdivant

Abstract:  Increase awareness of mental attitudes that can cause unconscious bias and the impact it has in the hiring process. Through illustration, discover how bias is visibly and invisibly ingrained in our organizational systems. This program demonstrates how to reduce unconscious bias through video and content. Assess and transform behaviors through breakout activities and case study. Compelling dialogue allows participants space for reflection and commitment toward a more equitable hiring process.

How do you bring a lens of diversity and inclusion to the hiring process? Through a safe space for engaging dialogue participants will explore ways to reduce bias throughout the hiring process. This program focuses on interview techniques and strategies that examine how to hire to augment company values instead of personal or structural bias.

Session Objectives:

  1. Review the types of bias in the hiring process.
  2. Learn how to mitigate unconscious bias throughout the hiring process.
  3. Understand best practices for interviewing and assessing talent.