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Monday, July 24, 2023 Live Webcast

Unconscious Bias for Employees: Raising the Bar for Workplace Conduct (X1-CUBE-2023-01-WEBNR-205-01)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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2 CPE Credits in MT


A respectful workplace provides the necessary foundation for an inclusive workplace. This course goes beyond what is legal versus illegal to review the boundaries of respectful workplace conduct. We will discuss the potential barriers to a respectful workplace, including unconscious bias, and how to reduce or eliminate those barriers.


This course is designed for employees who are not supervisors, managers, or executives. If you are looking to train your managers, supervisors, or executives on unconscious bias, we recommend Unconscious Bias for Managers, Supervisors, and Executives (BC


  • The role of respect in creating an inclusive workplace. A respectful workplace is one in which all employees feel comfortable bringing their best selves and best contributions to the workplace.
  • Teaching employees a “red light, yellow light, green light” framework, which is a tool for expressing discomfort with co-worker conduct. This tool helps employees learn to express their comfort or discomfort about certain conduct (for example, an inappropriate nickname or comment) to co-workers in a safe, respectful way.
  • Common “derailers” — things that derail efforts to create a respectful workplace, including workplace gossip, ignoring mistakes, and unconscious bias
    • Strategies for reducing the impact of these derailers
  • Unconscious bias, including the five defining characteristics of unconscious bias
  • A framework for handling mistakes and using them to build trust and respect in the workplace








Ciana Williams

Ciana Williams, Esq., SPHR

In her role as Employment Counsel for MEA, Ciana advises employers and human resource professionals regarding compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws; the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); state wage and hour laws; and regulations promulgated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor (DOL). She frequently speaks on various employment law topics, and in the wake of the #MeToo movement has shared her anti-harassment expertise on various panels and TV outlets. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her career has included working as an attorney for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison, P.C.; and Saul Ewing LLP. Ciana is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is a former Member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, and American Bar Association; and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


$89.00 - Member

$109.00 - Nonmember

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