HR’s Race Matters initiative offers regular forums and training sessions with an HR-perspective.  Designed for HR professionals, managers and supervisors who want to reduce bias in the workplace and engage with their teams on matters of race.

For more on opportunities to learn and engage on topics around racial equity, bias, diversity and inclusion, please visit the Education page for University's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Upcoming Events

Belonging | Creating Inclusive Environments

Presented by: Gayle Guest-Brown, MBA and Lyndon Huling, EdD 

Thursday, October 8th 
2:00 - 3:30

Please Register via Zoom Here


Past Events and Materials

Implicit Bias: Understand It & Mitigate It

Presented by: Lyndon Huling, EdD and Gayle Guest-Brown, MBA
on Thursday, September 10, 2020

This workshop explored how biases can negatively impact HR policies, practices and personal interactions.

  • Understand how bias impacts hiring, compensation and other HR practices
  • Unpack the baggage of stereotypes
  • Leverage a new guidebook to help identify and mitigate bias

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Confronting and Reducing Bias in the Workplace

Presented by: Shaun Fletcher, PhD
on Thursday, August 6, 2020

Participants gained a deeper understanding of the concept of diversity in the workplace and reflect on your role in creating a more inclusive environment.

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The following addressed strategies for reducing barriers and bias, and encouraging an inclusive mindset in the workplace or community.