Welcoming Environment: Recognizing and Minimizing Implicit Bias in Your Organization

When:  Jun 7, 2018 from 09:00 to 10:30 (CT)
Career Level: All
Fee: $125 (member); $165 (non-member)
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am A light continental breakfast and registration available at 8:30 am
Location: Association Forum Office: 10 S. Riverside, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606
CAE Credit Hours: 1.5 hours
Forum Plus Members:  If there are five or more Forum Plus member employees attending this course, you are eligible for a 10% discount on each registration.  Contact membership@associationforum.org to take advantage of this discount. 

Recognizing and Minimizing Implicit Bias in Your Organization
Association activities such as recruiting volunteers, scoring awards packets, profiling members in publications, and interviewing job candidates are all impacted by implicit bias. In fact, you may be unintentionally contributing to situations that are hurtful to your members and colleagues.  In this interactive session, you will learn what implicit bias is, where it lurks in associations, and how you can contribute to an improved culture.

After attending today’s session you will be able to:
  • Gain insight into your own implicit bias;
  • Recognize association programs and tasks that have the most potential to be impacted by implicit bias;
  • Leave with at least three action items to minimize implicit bias in your organization.
George Miller, MS, CAE
Director of Professional & Continuing Legal Education for Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
George A. Miller, MS, CAE is Director of Professional & Continuing Legal Education for Northwestern Pritzker School of Law where he provides leadership, direction and revenue generation for the Law School's programs for practicing attorneys.
Prior to this role, he spent 15 years working in association management: nine with the Institute of Food Technologists, and six with Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.  George has served Association Forum as a member of the Welcoming Environment Committee, the Holiday Showcase Program Advisory Group, and as a CAE mentor and exam proctor.  
George has developed and delivered educational programs to hundreds of adult learners on topics including leadership, membership recruitment, values clarification, diversity, and conflict management.   He holds a Master of Science in Higher Education from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Evansville.  He is also a graduate of the Second City Training Center’s improvisation and comedy writing programs.
Dr. Betty Jeanne Taylor
Assistant Vice President in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Betty Jeanne Taylor is an educator and social justice advocate with almost twenty years of experience in higher education as administrator, facilitator, and faculty member. She currently serves as assistant vice president in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at The University of Texas at Austin, where she leads the university’s Campus Climate Response Team, partnering with colleagues to respond to reports of bias incidents impacting the university community.

Dr. Taylor is responsible for campus climate initiatives such as creating inclusive classrooms and minimizing bias in recruitment/search processes. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, as a clinical assistant professor for the Program in Higher Education Leadership. Prior to joining DDCE, she served on the management team in the Office of the Dean of Students, as director of Greek Life and Education and instructed Intergroup Dialogue as a lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology.

Dr. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from The University of Texas at Austin and received a B.S. in communication and a M.S. in higher education from Florida State University. Her research interests focus on intersectional identity development, inclusive climates, and recruitment/retention of faculty of color at predominantly white institutions.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program.  Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.


10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606