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    October Chapter Program-Diversity and Inclusion Part #2

    Date: October 19, 2017, 7:15am
    SHRM Sheboygan
    Town & Country Golf Course & Dining
    W1943 Co Rd J
    Sheboygan, WI 53083
    Member $22.00/Non-Member/Guest $32.00/Students $17.00
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    Thank you to the sponsor of our October program, Eissens & Haasl Financial Group, LLC


    October 2017 SA-SHRM Program Announcement

    Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias

    for Sound Decision Making

    A key challenge for business leaders is to cultivate an inclusive environment enabling each member of the team to contribute to his/her fullest potential so that innovation can thrive. The core of this challenge is unconscious bias. Given thatbias is an inherently human trait, in this session, we will explore what it means to be an inclusive leader by learning to recognize and address our own blind spots. We will review the latest research on how unconscious bias affects behavior and learn strategies for addressing unconscious bias in the workplace.

    Our Speaker: 

    Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

    With more than 18 years of work experience in the University of Wisconsin System, Binnu Palta Hill joined the Wisconsin School of Business in 2006. In her role as Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, she works closely with the Dean to develop a diversity strategy congruent with the mission and business strategy of the school. Ms. Hill leads the school’s Diversity Advisory Board, comprised of senior executives from the corporate sector.

    Under her leadership, the Wisconsin School of Business has made significant progress diversifying its faculty, staff, and student population and cultivating inclusion. Ms. Hill founded “Diversity Lunch & Learns,” discussion forums on sensitive topics such as ethnicity, race, gender, and sexual orientation. These forums integrate academic research with lived experiences of faculty, staff and students at UW-Madison. As the School’s chief diversity officer, Ms. Hill represents the Wisconsin School of Business on the UW-Madison campus diversity leadership team. In May 2015, Ms. Hill represented the Wisconsin School of Business at the White House as Wisconsin became one of the first business schools to commit to best practices for increasing opportunities in business for women and preparing a culturally competent 21st Century workforce. She has also served on the advisory boards for WI Governor’s Youth Summit and Information Technology Academy Pre-College Program. In recognition for her contributions to UW-Madison and the Madison community, she was awarded UW-Madison’s Outstanding Woman of Color award in spring 2017.

    Ms. Hill has been invited to speak at a number of conferences including National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), Women and Leadership Symposium, UW-Madison Diversity Forum, All-State Conference on Diversity, and Ascend’s The Power of Diversity. Ms. Hill also works with public and private firms to help executives build inclusive leadership skills. She guides them on building positive organizational cultures that promote authenticity and openness by embodying curiosity and a learner-mindset. Her training focuses on using the power of inclusion to enhance collaboration, innovation and performance. Her past clients include American Family Insurance, Division of Information Technology at UW-Madison, Dept. of Chemistry at UW-Madison and Society for Human Resource Management.

    Ms. Hill holds a Bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison and a Master’s in Business Administration from UW-Whitewater.


    Date:    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Time:    7:15 a.m.                         Registration & Breakfast
                 7:45am – 9:15 a.m.         Chapter Business and Program                        

    Location:    Town & Country                           Cost:    Member           $22.00
                        W1943 County Road J               Non-Member/Guest     $32.00 
                        Sheboygan, WI 53083                Students                      $17.00
    Breakfast will include: scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, assorted Kringle (Danish), fresh fruit, bagels, and coffee, juice and water.

    Cancellation Policy:  Registrants may cancel and receive a full refund up to two (2) working days before the program.  Cancellations within the two (2)-day period will be charged if the Chapter is charged for the meal.  No-shows will be charged the full rate.