“Is Your Perception My Reality? Exploring Unconscious Bias”

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Date(s) - February 20th, 2019
11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Terminal City Club
837 West Hastings Street


Is Your Perception My Reality

Until recently, a commonly held understanding was that only “bad” people are prejudiced so many of our diversity efforts focused on identifying these individuals and changing their beliefs. However, evidence from Harvard University, among others, now reveals that we all inadvertently make assumptions and decisions that impact some groups more adversely than others. It is thus important for leaders to be aware of unconsciously held beliefs and how these biases might impact their decision making on a day to day basis. During this interactive workshop, we will:

  • Discuss the importance of Diversity and Inclusion and our shared accountability in advancing D&I
  • Understand and describe Unconscious Bias
  • Develop an internal awareness of how unconscious bias is created * (System 1 and System 2 thinking)
  • Discuss the impact of Bias at within organizations
  • Discuss concrete opportunities to minimize bias

Guest Speaker: Lisa Mattam

“Lisa Mattam is widely recognized as a dynamic leader, inspiring speaker and consultant to business professionals across the globe. As founder of The Mattam Group, a management consulting firm specializing in Leadership, Organizational Development, Diversity, Strategy, Cultural Competence, Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Groups and Strategic Process.

The Mattam Group continues to partner with leading companies across all sectors in the delivery of its services. Some notable clients include PepsiCo, Bennet Jones LLP, Gowling WLG, Spectra Energy, Export Development Canada and Bayer Healthcare.

Lisa has been quoted on management and leadership issues in the Globe and Mail and on a variety of television media. Due to her firm’s outstanding success, in 2009, Profit Magazine ranked Lisa as one of the top 10 women emerging entrepreneurs in Canada.”


11:45 am – Registration

11:50 am – Lunch is served

12:25 pm – 1:30 pm – Speaker

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Q&A

(Note: There will be no lunch service after 12:15 pm)


Cost: BCLMA Member $95 inclusive    Non-BCLMA Member $115 inclusive

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Payment Information

Cheques payable to BCLMA, mail to BCLMA, PO Box 75662, RPO Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, V7R 4X1

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