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Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Organizations

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom details will be sent after registration)


  • This is for members of ATD chapters other than Detroit (e.g. Ann Arbor, Central Ohio, etc.)

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Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Organizations


Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
5:30pm - 7:00pm

LOCATION: Zoom (connection details will be provided upon registration)

ATD Detroit and other ATD Chapter Members: $10

Non-Members: $15


In this continuation of our conversation about unconscious bias, we switch our focus from the individual to organizations and explore how unconscious bias manifests in organizations.  Unconscious bias influences the organizational culture through communication and established practices such as hiring, compensation and succession planning. This leads to restriction of opportunities, decreased creativity and can impact morale and motivation of employees. We will explore the role of organizational leaders, HR and Learning managers in overcoming bias and creating and instituting policies and procedures that make their organizations diverse, inclusive and dynamic.

  • Learning Objectives

    Participants will:

  • Define how biases manifest and are sustained in organizations
  • Describe the negative effects of biases in organizations
  • Explain the need for, and the benefits of, creating diverse and inclusive organizations
  • Explore how L&D professionals can reduce bias in the content they develop and in how training is facilitated
  • Discuss the role of HR Managers in creating people policies that foster diversity and inclusion
  • Recognize the role of Senior Leadership in overcoming bias in organizations to create and sustain a culture of diversity


Dr. Iris Ware, PhD, MAIR, LPA, HCS, CPT, LO 

Chief Learning Officer, City of Detroit

Dr. Ware is a Human Capital Strategist and Transformation Navigator. With more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership, managerial and consultant roles, she is known for building talent management capability, leading change, and designing accelerated learning.

Dr. Ware’s work has been featured at conferences, in publications, on podcasts and in research. She holds several degrees and certifications including Lean for Office and Services, Design Thinking, Human Performance Technology, Human Capital Strategy and Change Management.

Dr. Ware is a state licensed Personnel Consulting Agent and serves as a member of the Forbes HR Council, the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board and Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council. She is a native Detroit.

Carolina de Arriba

Vice President of Associate and Organizational Development at Robert Bosch LLC.

Carolina has +15 years of progressive corporate and plant experience across different areas within Human Resources in three different countries.

Carolina holds a master’s degree in HR Management from the Univerdad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain) and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Business Administration. She holds a certification as Change Practitioner and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. She served as co-chair of MAGMA – the Michigan Alliance for Great Mobility Advancement.

Carolina is passionate about leadership and personal development topics. She hosts the Leading Yourself podcast and blog where the talks about these topics. She enjoys mentoring and coaching others. 

Tim Kuppler

Director of Culture and OD at Human Synergistics/ Founder of

Tim is a 40+ year pioneer in the workplace culture field with the mission of Changing the World—One Organization at a Time®. He leads collaboration and partnering efforts with culture experts, consulting firms, industry organizations, and other groups interested in making a meaningful difference in their organization, those they support, and, ultimately, society.

He authored Build the Culture Advantage, Deliver Sustainable Performance with Clarity and Speed, which was endorsed as the "go-to" resource for building a performance culture. He previously led major culture transformations featured in the 2012 book – Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations, and consulted on others included in the 2019 book – Creating Constructive Cultures

Swati Karve

Dr Swati Karve has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Organizational Psychology. She has over 25 years of experience in teaching, training and OD consulting in India and in the US.  

In the US she practices through her consulting firm Arcturus Global Consulting. In India she has recently founded the Swasti Institute for Learning and Development, through which she offers professional development courses to individuals and organizations. Since April 2020 she has conducted more than 4000 person days of training. She has been a member of ATD-Detroit since 2012, has been a speaker for ATD-Detroit, and served on the board as Member at large in 2013-2014. She is also a published author for ATD.

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