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    Why Don't I "Fit"? Understanding and Preventing the Negative Impacts of Unconscious Bias, Stereotypes, and Microaggressions in the Workplace

    Date: November 19, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
    Compliments of your Alaska SHRM State Council
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    Why Don't I "Fit"? Understanding and Preventing the Negative Impacts of Unconscious Bias, Stereotypes, and Microaggressions in the Workplace

    Organizations lose far too many employees because they or their employees believe they are not a good "fit." HR professionals and leaders must understand how their actions (or inactions) negatively impact a culture of inclusion. This training will assist participants in understanding and mitigating the negative impacts of unconscious bias, stereotypes, and microaggressions in the workplace.

    Learning outcomes are as follows:

    • Understand unconscious bias and how it can lead to stereotyping and microaggressions in the workplace.
    • Identify biases that impact employee recruitment, selection, and retention.
    • Recognize that commonly accepted phrases and actions are microaggressions
    • Formulate actions that can be taken to create more inclusive work environments.

    Speaker Bio: Traci Gatewood
    Two tenets have guided Traci since her first leadership position over 20 years ago. The first is if organizations don't take care of their employees, they shouldn't expect them to take care of the organization. Second, to do their best work for organizations, leaders need guidance and support. Five years ago, these beliefs and a desire for work-life balance led her husband and her to start her business, G2 Diversified Services. Since then, with her extensive experience in human resources management, strategic & project planning, and training development & delivery, she has provided services for various national, state, and local (Fairbanks) organizations. Traci also assists organizations with developing or shoring up their inclusion efforts, with a targeted focus on anti-racism. She also shares practical business tips weekly on social media to help leaders navigate people, process, and strategic challenges. 
    Traci is a senior certified human resources professional (SHRM-SCP). She holds a Master of Science in Business Organizational Management with a Concentration in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is a Certified Practitioner of the MBTI® Step I™ and Step II™ Instruments. Traci is an active board member of several organizations and commissions, including the Alaska Behavioral Health Board. She also serves on the Northern Alaska Society for Human Resource Management board as the Programs & Certification Director.

    This program is pending approval for 1 SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC) and 1 HRCI recertification credit. 

    The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.