Tackling Unconscious Bias in Decision-Making
Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Ijeoma Nwaogu
Student affairs professionals understand the importance of competent decision-making in practice. And yet, well-intentioned professionals oftentimes carry out decisions that negatively impact the work environment and campus climate. One reason for this may be due to the overwhelming influence of unconscious bias in decision-making. To provide professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to tackle this complex issue, Dr. Nwaogu will offer practical solutions from the latest brain-based and workforce research on bias. In explaining this easy-to-remember conceptual framework and application, Dr. Nwaogu will distinguish and define a variety of underexplored biases, and provide examples of ways in which they affect day-to-day student affairs praxis. Most importantly, Dr. Nwaogu will unveil evidence-based strategies used to mitigate these biases. As a result, student professionals will become better equipped to execute more informed and sound decisions in their work.
- Understand the significant impact of unconscious bias in decision-making and practice
- Learn about a variety of underexplored unconscious biases that affect decision-making
- Learn strategies to tackle bias in decision-making
- Develop an action plan to address bias in practice
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Graduate-level, entry-level, mid-level and senior level professionals in student affairs should attend this webinar. Nonetheless, the information from this webinar is applicable to any professional or leader who wishes to make sound, unbiased decisions in practice.
Dr. Ijeoma Nwaogu recently completed her term as the Assistant Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Fordham University in New York City. She is currently the Founder and Principal of ThriveIN, A Speaking & Coaching company in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Nwaogu obtained Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Georgia State University, her Master's degree in College Student Affairs Administration and her Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services both from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Nwaogu has researched and facilitated numerous workshops and trainings across the nation that focused on leadership pedagogy, multicultural capacity development and inclusive practice.