Bringing Culture Back: Managing Unconscious Bias to Strengthen Your Corporate Culture
Faculty Presentation

Faculty Conference Presentation

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran will present “Bringing Culture Back: Managing Unconscious Bias to Strengthen Your Corporate Culture” on June 24, 2019 at 1:00pm Eastern Time at the American Library Association annual conference in Washington, DC.

Have you ever examined the sources of unconscious bias and how it can influence interactions with others? Have you ever understood how cultural values impact our own biases and interactions? Understanding unconscious biases and cultural awareness are critical first steps towards improving our performance, however we cannot stop there. Awareness alone does not guarantee success, but the ultimate question is how to take that awareness and put it into action in order to ensure these biases do not influence judgments about others. This directly impacts the library’s inclusive work environment and the strength of the corporate culture. This session will allow participants to identify and understand their biases, and provide them with strategies for managing biases to help improve intercultural effectiveness within the library.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle A. L. Villagran
Date: Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC