The Brain, Bias and Behavior: Neuroscience of Unconscious Bias

External Event - 22nd Oct 2019


Session Description:

Neuroscience is making it clear that good intentions to be inclusive and culturally agile are not enough. When it comes to working across differences, the brain can work both for us and against us. Come and join us for this presentation and gain insight into the brain, bias and behavior. Biases, particularly unconscious biases, impact interactions and decisions outside the radar of conscious awareness. Understanding the interplay of the brain, bias and behavior is critical in performance improvement, advancing inclusion skills and creating sustained behavior change. This presentation will highlight the mechanisms that feed into and create unconscious bias, and how learning and applying brain-based strategies, skills and tools can increase the brain’s capacity for inclusion and managing biases effectively.

About the speaker:

Shannon Murphy Robinson, M.A., is a highly sought after consultant, trainer and speaker. She is CEO & Co-Founder of BrainSkills@Work, a consultancy that applies neuroscience to help individuals be more inclusive, culturally competent and more effective leaders. She and BrainSkills@Work Co-Founder Mary Casey are co-authors of the recently published book Neuroscience of Inclusion: New Skills for New Times, the BrainStates Awareness Profile, and a white paper on the Neuroscience of Unconscious Bias.

With over 15 years of experience and expertise in global diversity and inclusion, intercultural management and leadership development, Shannon has successfully created and implemented large scale diversity and inclusion training initiatives (20,000+ employees) with companies like Deloitte, Medtronic, CHRISTUS Health, Mayo Clinic, Barr Engineering, Boston Scientific, and others. In May 2012 she achieved advanced certification as a NeuroBusiness coach at Harvard with Dr. Srini Pillay. She is on the faculty of the Intercultural Communication Institute where she teaches neuroscience of inclusion, and was an adjunct professor at the University of St.Thomas Opus College of Business Executive Education.

Shannon is a member of SIETAR USA. Her session on the same topic at the recent SIETAR Europa Congress in Leuven was given the award as the best presentation of the congress.

Tue, 22 October 2019

18:30 – 20:30 BST

London School of International Communication

15 Holland Park Gardens


W14 8DZ

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