Interrupt Your Unconscious Biases and Make Better Decisions
Oklahoma Bar Center
1901 North Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Click here for location map and driving directions
CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 3 hours of mandatory CLE credit, including 3 hours of ethics.
$75 for early-bird registrations with payment received by March 2, 2018; Registration received after March 2, 2018 increases $25 and an additional $50 from early-bird rate for walk-ins.
All programs may be audited (no materials or CLE credit) for $50 by emailing ReneeM@okbar.org to register.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations will be accepted at any time prior to the seminar date; however, a $25 fee will be charged for cancellations made within four full business days of the seminar date. No requests for refunds or cancellations will be accepted on or after the seminar date.
Kathleen B. Nalty, Esq., President, Kathleen Nalty Consulty, LLC
Kathleen Nalty is an expert in helping organizations develop inclusion strategies to eliminate hidden barriers to success for employees in underrepresented groups. She is an engaging speaker and trainer with a deep passion for assisting individuals and organizations in making changes needed to retain and advance female and diverse talent. While she consults in all industries and sectors, Kathleen has developed a particular expertise in the legal industry, having spoken nationally on behalf of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. She provides in-depth training sessions on diversity and inclusion as well as unconscious bias.
Despite our best intentions, research shows we all have it – unconscious, unintentional bias. Unconscious attitudes and beliefs are shaped by all kinds of influences – some of which we would not agree with or accept on a conscious level. Yet, these unconscious thoughts influence decision-making and can have a profound impact in the workplace and practice of law – on retention; productivity; relationships with colleagues, clients, judges, witnesses and jurors; as well as people’s careers. The key is to learn how to recognize your own unconscious biases as well as practical ways to interrupt them.
In this interactive session, attendees will create their own personal action plans after learning about the following: How unconscious biases are formed, The ways that implicit cognitive biases can show up in the legal workplace, How to recognize and interrupt your own biases, How to successfully navigate any hidden barriers caused by unintentional bias, and How organizations can institute systemic changes to interrupt bias and foster a more inclusive environment that will allow diversity to thrive.
The session will be interactive with exercises, a game, and small/large group discussions.
8:30 a.m. Registration (Continental Breakfast Included)
9:00 a.m. Interrupt Your Unconscious Biases and Make Better Decisions
9:50 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Program Resumes
12:00 p.m. Adjourn
Webcast Available: This program will also be webcast