Long Beach - Creating an Inclusive Workplace: Strategies for Diversity and Hidden Bias
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Long Beach - Creating an Inclusive Workplace: Strategies for Diversity and Hidden Bias

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Grand Long Beach
4101 Willow Ave
Long Beach, California  90815
United States
Presenter: Dr. Shawn Andrews
Contact: Joyoti Banerji

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PIHRA Long Beach

Creating an Inclusive Workplace:
Strategies for Diversity and Hidden Bias
presented by Dr. Shawn Andrews


Dr. Shawn Andrews will review the organizational impact of hidden bias, provide both individual and organizational strategies to minimize bias, and explore numerous approaches in developing diverse & inclusive workplaces.

Unconscious biases are hidden, reflexive preferences that shape our world views and can profoundly affect how welcoming and open a workplace is to different people and ideas. These predispositions shape the decisions we make by affecting the way we interpret information and how we interact with others. This, significantly impacts a whole host of HR and organizational processes from recruitment to retention.

At the same time, we are experiencing significant shifts in global demographic trends which impact age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, LGBT, and disabled employees. There is no doubt that our workplace is becoming more diverse, which increases the potential for more biases.

Case studies and examples will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different types, causes and impact of bias at work
  • Examine the impact of global demographic shifts on diversity and bias
  • Explore individual and organizational strategies to mitigate bias
  • Apply different approaches to develop a diverse and inclusive workplace

The session will be followed by the opportunity for a book signing with Dr. Shawn Andrews and attendees will have the option to purchase her book at the venue.


Program Agenda

11:00am - 11:30am Networking 
11:30am - 11:45am Buffet Lunch/Seating
11:45am - 12:00pm PIHRA Business and Introductions of Guests
12:00pm - 1:15pm Speaker Presentation
  1:15pm - 1:30pm Opportunity Drawings and Closing






Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker, organizational consultant, and author of the best-selling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide (2018 Morgan James Publishing). She serves as professor at both UC Irvine and Pepperdine business schools, teaching courses on Women in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Diversity in Organizations, and Leadership and Ethics. She is founder and CEO of Andrews Research International.






This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

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


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $15 $20
Nonmember/Student $15 $20

Online registration closes on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellation. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to an event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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