Much of our psychological functioning happens outside of our conscious awareness and control. This can lead us to think and act in ways that are inconsistent with our values and beliefs. As coaches, it is critical that we investigate and identify and interrupt our own unconscious beliefs in order to deliver maximum impact to our clients. In this session, you will learn what unconscious bias is, how it is formed, and what we can do to minimize its influence on our behavior. We will also perform a deep investigation of our own biases, and build an intervention plan for identifying and eliminating bias in the future.
Adam Magerman is a consultant at RHR International. He is instrumental in shaping the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts, extending his near decade of organizational and cultural development experience to enterprises in the pursuit of creating equitable, diverse, and inclusive workspaces across industries.
Exploring and unpacking bias through a psychological lens, Adam creates organizational diversity and inclusion practices and programs tailored specifically to leaders operating at the top of the house. His work includes diversity, inclusion, and belonging, executive coaching, leadership assessment and training, and content development. Employing powerful questioning and coaching, Adam illuminates mission-critical opportunities for change, growth, and development on both individual and organizational levels.
Adam earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Delaware. In addition to his consulting work, he teaches HR, Organizational research, bias and bias awareness courses at Harvard University, University of Delaware and Saint Joseph’s University