Alamo PMI October 2021 Monthly Meeting
The Three Cs for Managing Unconscious Bias: Courage, Curiosity, and Commitment by Dima Ghawi
In this engaging presentation, Dima Ghawi delves into the intricacies of unconscious bias, uncovering the root of these predispositions and sharing actionable methods for managing these unseen prejudices. The dialogue focuses on three essential messages related to Curiosity, Courageousness, and Commitment. These three C’s emphasize the importance of:
- Sparking curiosity through self-reflection and continued conversations about discrimination and conscious and unconscious biases.
- Finding the courage to stand up and challenge the old programing, break free of harmful norms, and become allies for minority groups.
- Committing to the continuous journey of self-improvement and taking an active role in being part of the solution.
The presentation incorporates relatable personal anecdotes and group/individual activities that keep audience engaged. The content includes information about various types of unconscious biases and microaggressions, and highlights the negative impact of these biases in the workplace. Dima's presentation also includes innovative neuroscience research on the effect of biases on our brains and wellbeing, and provides highlights derived from a variety of workplace surveys with messages essential for managing these biases.
As the attendees gain more self-awareness, they will recognize the importance of managing their biases and grasp the power of allyship. Audiences leave with actionable takeaways to guide them be more Curious, Courageous, and Committed to current and future diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. This results in a positive ripple effect for the attendees’ personal and professional lives as well as the overall organization and community.
Audiences will learn how to:
1. Engage in intentional self-discovery and understand both conscious and unconscious biases
2. Take courageous action towards being an ally for minority groups
3. Commit to the continuous journey of self-improvement in order to create a sense of belonging
Dima is the founder of a global talent development company with a primary mission for advancing individuals in leadership. Through keynote speeches, workshops, training programs, and executive coaching, Dima has empowered thousands of professionals across the globe to develop critical business skills and expand their leadership potential. In addition, she has provided guidance to business executives to help them understand the value of gender diverse leadership, and to develop a multi-year plan for advancing quality leaders from within the organization.
Dima draws from two decades of corporate experience leading global teams and developing future leaders worldwide. She has worked across the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Intuit. Through her work, she has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce. For more information, visit DimaGhawi.com and BreakingVases.com
6:30-7:00pm - Virtual Networking
7:00-8:00- Speaker Presentation