Unconscious Biases: Leadership Learning with Lake Forest MBA Faculty

Erica Nelson

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

We all have biases which can impact our ability to be inclusive leaders and strong employees. Biases may have a direct bearing on hiring, retaining talent, and career progression. They can also affect morale and engagement. What’s more, organizations attract, retain and lose customers based on biases that can be subtle and difficult to understand.

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management’s Business Leader Faculty® Erica Nelson helps you to understand your unconscious biases and take steps to mitigate their effects.

In this webinar presentation, the seasoned training and development professional helps you:

  • Identify how one’s beliefs can lead to unfair judgments
  • Describe how micro-affirmations can replace micro-inequities
  • Discuss ways to mitigate the negative impact of unconscious bias

Find a recording of the full webinar on YouTube. This was previously recorded and live participation prompts are not available. Erica Nelson also recommends this video for more on Unconscious Biases.



Erica Nelson has been teaching at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management through Corporate Learning Solutions for over 20 years. Erica is Managing Consultant of Nelson Performance Development, LLC, and has over 25 years of experience in management development. Her expertise in facilitating key skill sets to enhance business relationships and encourage partnerships at work is applied to all managerial levels with her client organizations. She is a certified mediator and has been affiliated with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. Connect with Erica on Linkedin.


About the Leadership Learning Webinar Series

Through the Leadership Learning Webinar Series, LFGSM produces free, monthly webinars on important business and career topics for a broad public audience. We are grateful for the sponsorship of the Trustmark Foundation and for their ongoing support for continued learning. Trustmark’s partnership enables LFGSM’s Corporate Learning Solutions team to bring the superior customized training it develops with our Business Leader Faculty® to students, alumni and the public.

Interested in future Leadership Learning Webinars? Stay tuned to the LFGSM Event Calendar, see new posts of past presentations on the LakeEffects blog and find recordings on YouTube.


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