Pasadena - HR Round Table and Book Club
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Pasadena - HR Round Table and Book Club

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Stone Tapert Benefits
14 N Baldwin
Sierra Madre, California  91024
United States
Presenter: April Powers, Facilitator
Contact: Dana Mayhew

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PIHRA Pasadena HR Round Table and Book Club
Discussion Night


Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
by Mahzarin Banaji

Facilitated by April Powers, First Impression Rx 


We have a special treat. Trainer, April Powers, First Impression Rx, will be facilitating the evening's discussion. April is a global inclusion strategist and a PIHRA workshop leader.

With the nation divided on racial and religious lines, adding insight into hidden biases to an emotional dialogue-- if not heart wrenching-- seems more critical than ever. Psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald explore the self-perceptions of hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status and nationality. Global Inclusion Strategist, April Powers will be guiding our book discussions with an emphasis on hidden biases. HR professionals know that these blind spots led to major lawsuits emanating from the off base remarks of individuals who would swear they are not racist. April will help us explore inclusion by shining a light on our biases. Wine and appetizers will be served.

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Program Agenda 

6:00pm - 6:15pm - Networking
6:15pm - 7:45pm - Facilitator Discussion, "Hidden Bias" and Book Discussion
7:45pm - 8:00pm - Wrap Up 



April Powers, Global Inclusion Strategist, Trainer, Speaker


April is the Managing Director of First Impression Rx, a full service consulting firm that helps companies manage differences through training and diversity and inclusion strategy. She is a highly-rated trainer for Fortune 50, government and non-profit companies.

Her recent client work involves LGBTQ benchmarking through the Human Rights Campaign, project managing a cultural dexterity roll-out and delivering certified training in the areas of Generational Diversity, Unconscious Bias, Communication, Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Competence.




Stone Tapert Benefits
14 N Baldwin
Sierra Madre, CA 91024     


Registration Rates 

Free!!! to all PIHRA Members and Guests!!!
Online Registration opened until Monday, September 19, 2016.
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