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November 2017 Membership Meeting
Unity of Charlottesville
2825 Hydraulic Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 978-1062

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

Unconscious Bias

Presented by: Charm Bullard, Director of Programs, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

Location: Unity Church, 2825 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Charm Bullard is Director of Programs at the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), an organization that works with schools, businesses, and communities to achieve success through inclusion. In her role, she designs and facilitates educational programs on diversity and inclusion for middle schools, high schools, colleges, workplaces, and community groups. Charm particularly specializes in VCIC’s higher education, workplace, and community programming.

Charm has over 10 years of experience working in a collegiate setting.  Prior to joining VCIC, she worked in student affairs on collegiate campuses throughout the Southeast.  It was during that time that she found her passion for encouraging and supporting diversity and inclusion.  Charm is the founder of the Connecting Women of Color Conference at the University of Richmond, which has been featured in Women in Higher Education and Essence magazines.  She has facilitated over two dozen conference presentations on varying topics throughout her career.

Many organizations have provided training on unconscious bias for their employees with great success.  Once employees are aware of their unconscious biases, however, they are not always clear on what they can do to reduce the impact of those biases in the workplace.  This session will provide practical tips and approaches that organizations can implement to help employees make better, bias-free decisions.

The program will be facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, a nonprofit organization that works with schools, businesses, and communities to achieve success by addressing prejudices, in all forms, in order to improve academic achievement, increase workplace productivity, and enhance local trust. Through workshops, retreats, and customized programs that raise knowledge, motivation, and skills, VCIC develops leaders who work together to achieve success throughout the Commonwealth.  The organization traces its roots back to 1935 in Virginia, when it was founded as the Virginia office of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.  Today, VCIC is an independent nonprofit organization that addresses all issues of diversity and inclusion.  In recent years, the organization has been has been recognized locally and nationally for its effectiveness by groups including the Virginia General Assembly, Great Nonprofits, the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond, the Urban League of Hampton Roads, and more.

SESSION LEARNING OBJECTIVES: By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to answer and understand the following:

1.            Express an increased awareness of unconscious bias

2.            Reflect on ways that all employees benefit from an inclusive workplace

3.            Consider individual actions that can be taken to prevent unconscious bias

4.            Build comfort in discussing issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace     

Cost: $15 for members / $20 for nonmembers

Walk in (did not preregister): Additional $10 fee applies

No refunds will be granted after pre-registration ends (5:00 PM on the Friday prior to the meeting date)

HRCI: 1.0 Credit Pending

SHRM: 1.0 Credit Pending

When you register for the meeting, please also take a minute to update your member profile, and add your SHRM national member ID! 

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