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    Unconscious Bias

    Date: May 26, 2015, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    SHRM Medina County
    Weymouth County Club, 3946 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256
    Members - $17.50, Non-Members - $19.50, Students - $12.00
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    Please join us as Tameka Taylor, Ph.D., CDE speaks to the "Unconscious Bias"


    • Understand the complexity of unconscious bias
    • Discuss how to address unconscious bias


    • Introduction Activity of Own Bias
    • What is Unconscious Bias?
      • Define Unconscious Bias
    • Why is it important?
      • Explore Unconscious Mind
        • Discuss System 1 Thinking
        • Discuss System 2 Thinking
        • Watch Video
    • How is it showing up in our workplace?
      • Impact of Bias on our Work in Human Resources
      • Subtle Bias as it relates to Microaggression in the Workplace
    • Steps to Identify & Address Unconscious Bias
    • Evaluation

    Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D., CDE
    Compass Consulting Services, LLC.

     Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D., CDE is the president of Compass Consulting Services, LLC. After co-founding and serving as one of the two Partners of the organization for almost five years. Prior to this, she worked at The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio (formerly NCCJ) where she served the organization for 14 years and her last years as Vice President & Director of Leadership Development.
    She earned her undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace University, her Masters Degrees from Bowling Green State University, and her Ph.D. from Kent State University. Tameka has also completed the Executive Coaching Certification from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. She’s certified in the Hogan Personality Inventory Assessment. She is also a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE). She has been licensed by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a Communication Climate Assessment Toolkit (C-CAT) vendor-consultant. Dr. Taylor was a participant in the 2013 Equal Employment Opportunity Academy for the State of Ohio. Prior to joining the staff at The Diversity Center, Dr. Taylor worked in student affairs at Bowling Green State University and Mount Union College.
    During her time at The Diversity Center, she facilitated discussions on diversity issues (race, religion, socioeconomics and physical ability) for both youth and adults. Other areas of her expertise are communication, team building, anti-bullying, facilitation skills and conflict management. She built the In-school programming and Professional Development for the organization. Most recently, Dr. Taylor ran the LeadDIVERSITY program. She oversaw all of the Program initiatives for The Diversity Center. She helped to start the Middle School program and launched the LeadDIVERSITY Alumni Association. Dr. Taylor also counsels students and families at a local high school through the Shaker Youth Center. In addition, she has also taught graduate level courses at Kent State University and Walsh University. She currently teaches Managing Urban Diversity classes at Cleveland State University.

    Currently, Tameka is involved in several community related diversity committees, organizations, and initiatives. Tameka is involved with and has served on an ad-hoc committee for the Diversity Professionals Group for the Commission on Economic Inclusion. Tameka is active on the Health Equity Consortium and Cultural Links Program. Additionally, she is a President Councils’ Scholars Program Mentor. Since becoming an entrepreneur she has gotten involved in COSE as a MindSpring expert in diversity, conflict management, and leadership and Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council (OMSDC). Additionally, she serves on several committees and task forces for both COSE and OMSDC. Tameka is a graduate of the 2010 Emerging Entrepreneur Program through The Presidents’ Council. She’s one of the co-chairs for the Diversity Alumni Network (DAN) for Baldwin-Wallace University. She serves on the following boards: Friendly Inn Settlement and WomenSafe, Inc. where she serves as the Vice President.

    Dr. Taylor has received many awards including: Kaleidoscope Magazine Forty/Forty Club Inductee; The Presidents’ Council Foundation John Bustamante Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Legacy Plaza Dedication Honoree, Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio; Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Salute to Greater Cleveland’s Entrepreneurs Award of Achievement; Women of Distinction Award from Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio; College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame Inductee Diversity Alumni Award, Kent State University; President’s Distinguished Service Award, Bowling Green State University; Who's Who in Black Cleveland Honoree; Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority 2014 Community Partner Award; Amazing Woman Award, Mt. Zion of Oakwood Village; Good Works Award, Consortium of African American Organizations (CAAO). She was inducted as a lifetime member into the 2010-2011 Edition of the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. She is a Leadership Cleveland 2014 graduate.

    She’s a native of Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Taylor is the proud mother of Andre’ T. Freeman

    This program has been pre-approved for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits.

    Thank you to our May Meeting Sponsor!