What would you do? Strategies for Dealing with Bias in the Workplace
Faculty Presentation

Faculty Conference Presentation

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran, Assistant Professor at San Jose State University School of Information will present and facilitate a session “What would you do? Strategies for Dealing with Bias in the Workplace” at the Special Libraries Association annual conference, June 14-18, 2019 in Cleveland, OH. How do we, as managers, foster a healthy, inclusive work environment so all employees can succeed? Individuals with diverse backgrounds and uniqueness are being subjected to subtle and overt bias in the workplace due to the divisive climate in which we live. We have each been a part of the process; on either end of the bias whether we know it or not. There isn’t a quick manual on how to identify and effectively address bias within the information profession nor in the workplace. This program will help managers and staff identify different types of bias challenges. Attendees will develop strategies and solutions to foster an inclusive work environment through highly interactive real world scenarios in considering what would you do.

Presenter: Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Location: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland 300 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44113