Unconscious Bias: How to Recognize and Interrupt
Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about groups of people that we all have whether it be age, race, religion or any of the protected groups. The goal of this session is to bring awareness to unconscious biases and to provide tools to adjust automatic patterns of thinking so that we can move to eliminate discriminatory behavior in the workplace and make overall better individual and business decisions. This training is interactive and will include hypothetical scenarios and voting by phone so that attendees can apply principles learned during the training and move towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
This session will cover: (1) the concepts of diversity and inclusion and the differences between the two; (2) the business case for diversity and inclusion; and (3) the methods for interrupting unconscious biases.
This program offers one hour of the new mandatory harassment and discrimination CLE credit. Zoom login details will be emailed to registrants one day before the program.
Speaker: Debra Weiss Ford, Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Debra Weiss Ford is Office Managing Principal of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Ford has over 35 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She is licensed in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.
Ms. Ford is listed by Chambers as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Ms. Ford was elected as a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in June 2006 and selected as a Fellow in The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society by the Litigation Counsel of America in 2014. She is named as New Hampshire’s Best Labor and Employment Lawyer by Business NH Magazine. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. She is listed in Top NH Lawyers in Labor and Employment in New Hampshire Magazine and has consistently been named the Best Lawyers’ Manchester Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year. She is also rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. Ms. Ford has been named one of the “Leaders in their Field” in the Chambers USA Legal Guide since 2012. Ms. Ford is rated a “Top Rated Lawyer” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™. Ms. Ford has been recognized by Legal 500 for Workplace and Employment Counseling. Ms. Ford has been recognized for litigation skills by Benchmark Litigation in New Hampshire.