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Rochester, NY Simplifying Bias: Returning to the Basics

Program Description:

Unconscious Bias is the hot Diversity & Inclusion topic of our times. We take classes, read about it, but still feel stuck when it comes to managing it. In this session, we will simplify bias to help us see it in action and provide actions to interrupt it. It isn’t until we understand that we all have bias and commit to bias interruption that we can begin to change our cultures.

Date: Tuesday, 1/12/21 | 1pm – 2pm EST

COST:  $10 for NHRA members; $25 for non-members


Learning Objectives:

  • Learning Objective 1: What is unconscious bias and why it is important to talk about.
  • Learning Objective 2: Finding bias in the work place through the language of stereotypes, micro-inequities, and business decisions.
  • Learning Objective 3: How to manage bias in you and others.


Speaker Bio and Headshot:           

SARAH BETTMAN is Director, Diversity & Inclusion at a large fortune 500 company. She has two decades of experience designing and implementing organizational and leadership development solutions in a variety of industries. She is passionate about and known for her work in the areas of leadership development, advancing women leaders, and inclusive leadership with clients from around the world.

Sarah champions Diversity and Inclusion efforts in her organization, including the launch of their Women’s Leadership Development Program, creation and support of Business Resource Groups to support gender identity and sexual orientation, racial/ethinic groups, generational dynamics and veteran status, and enabling executive engagement through the creation accountability processes for senior leaders, to name just a few.

Prior to her current role, Sarah served as a Principal Consultant with Linkage, Inc. where she created customized solutions to ensure her clients achieved their strategic objectives. Sarah effectively blends facilitation, team development, and executive coaching to create engagements that have impact and get results. Her early in career experience as a firefighter and paramedic taught her first-hand about the power of effective leadership, particularly inclusive leadership, in creating high performing and inclusive teams.

Sarah is also an executive coach and advisor, serving a variety of clients on topics related to the advancement of women, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and general leadership development.

Sarah holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California. She is certified in individual coaching through the Co-active Training Institute, in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching from CRR Global.


For questions on registration or cancellations, please contact one of our co-directors of Hospitality:
Nicole Kier at Kier.nicole@gmail.com or Lauren Sebring at lsebring@goodwillfingerlakes.org

Cancellations permitted up to 24 hours prior to event. Registration will close Friday 1/8 at 3pm.


Connection Details: Attendees will receive an email with a WebEx link, along with connection instructions, prior to the event.


This program has been submitted for 1.0 HR credit hours to the HR Certification Institute for review.


Thanks to our event sponsor – Proforma


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Contact Your local representative and proud member of NHRA:  Diane Ross, Phone 585.678.9256 and email diane.ross@proforma.com