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Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series: Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

  • The Standard Building 900 Southwest 5th Avenue Portland, OR, 97204 United States (map)

Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

Research shows that diverse workgroups are more productive, creative and innovative than homogeneous groups. In a global marketplace, and with the rapidly changing racial makeup of America, having a high function, diverse workforce is imperative for your organization's success. Leaders are charged with the responsibility of establishing or maintaining company cultures that accepts people for whom they are, transparently informs staff about company policies and processes, holds staff accountable for their work, and empowers them to be their best versions of themselves. When leaders do this, companies thrive.

Join WCL and speaker Serilda Summers-McGee for a discussion on the importance of diversity in the workplace and how our unconscious bias impacts who we hire and promote. We will discuss social stereotypes and how they often extend beyond race and ethnicity but include categories like age, gender, religion, weight, or political party. 

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Serilda Summers-McGee is the Owner of Workplace Change, LLC, a company that exists to help organizations assess their workplace culture, creatively resolve identified workplace challenges, recruit underrepresented executives and staff, and retain high quality employees in an inclusive, positive, and high functioning work environment. She is also author of the book "Change the Workgame: Building and Sustaining a Diverse Workforce," which instructs readers on the best and worst practices of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce through the use of case studies from Serilda’s consulting experiences.


LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the third of the three part Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series 

  1. Speaker Jade Aguilar "Gender Equity in the Office"– October 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Ann Su "Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias"– November 16, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Speaker Serilda Summers-McGee "Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce"– December 7, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.