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