Unconscious Bias Awareness

  • Thu, May 05, 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting

You’re Invited to an informational Virtual Meeting.   (See Registration link below)

Topic: Unconscious Bias Awareness Training

Unconscious Bias Awareness Training provides participants the skills and language they need to mitigate their biases and have meaningful conversations with their colleagues, supervisors, and direct reports. Additionally, participants will develop an awareness of how first impressions can lead to biased decision-making in the workplace and techniques to interrupt that process. Participants will learn practical tools they can use when making decisions about teams, promotions, hiring, and annual reviews.

  • Recognize your own biases and how your background and experiences have shaped them
  • Understand the brain science associated with bias
  • Master mitigating techniques including six strategies for disrupting your biases
  • Apply DEI design thinking techniques

Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link  You must register by 5/5 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 5/3 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 5/4, check your spam and promotion folders.  If it is not there, send an email to paul.dittmann@aitpchicago.com and he will email you the link.

Speaker:  Christopher "CJ" Gross, Speaker/DE&I Consultant, Change Management


Armed with 18 years of experience as a certified Social + Emotional Intelligence coach, trainer, Keirsey Temperament professional, and executive coach with additional expertise in organizational mediation. Christopher “CJ” Gross is a remarkable TEDx speaker and an international organizational development consultant specializing in leadership development and Diversity and Inclusion. With his proven track record, CJ serves the University of Maryland Baltimore County “UMBC”, as the DEI Master Faculty. He utilizes his innate ability to unveil and resolve social issues that may hinder employee performance and efficiency.

CJ’s dual perspective approach in the DE&I initiative creates a substantial impact amongst his clients. His design and strategies consider organizational culture and business objectives that focus on the latest neuroscience and research-based method. This approach enables the organization to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work.

Prior to this role, CJ started his career as a mechanical engineer at General Electric (GE). He gained a deep understanding of how a company runs effectively and the importance of diversity and inclusion for professional and personal growth; not to mention providing the best products and services. After he was awarded for designing workplace interventions for employee development, CJ merged his passion and natural ability to connect with people from different backgrounds. These factors fueled CJ's progressive ascent to an international diversity and and inclusion consultant working with some of the largest companies in the world.

In addition, CJ has been featured in the Washington Post, the Washington Informer Newspaper, East of the River Newspaper, Diamonds Xcel Magazine, the Baltimore Examiner, and on a broadcast of The Tom Joyner Show, the Audrey Chapman Show, DCTV Cable, WPGC 95.5 FM, WOL 1450 AM, WUSA 9, WBAL TV, and FOX45.

Aside from being a consultant, CJ is also a published author. He has published three books, including How to Get a Job in 90 Days, Seeds of Greatness, and The Parent Connection. Most recently, he has completed “What's Your Zip Code Story? Rising above class bias”. This book derives from his many experiences and diverse personal and professional background and expounds on his 2021 TEDx talk.

Click on this link if you are interested in purchasing his most recent book.

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