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    MVHRA Meeting - presentation: "From Slow Erosion to Social Media Explosion"

    Date: July 10, 2019, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Great River Medical Center - Blackhawk Room
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    “From Slow Erosion to Social Media Explosion: How to Diffuse the Unconscious Bias that Drains People Potential & Damages Brand Value”

    Presented by: Claudia Schabel, President of Schabel Solutions

    During this presentation, Claudia will discuss how organizations have worked for years to help their employees understand the value of a diverse workforce and how one of the primary obstacles we face in leveraging workplace diversity is our own unconscious bias. She will explain how these stereotypes—or unconscious biases—lead us to make assumptions about others. These unconscious biases can affect who is hired, promoted, and developed in the workplace, which can ultimately derail your organization’s culture and diversity efforts.

    In this presentation attendees will learn how to:

    • Participants in this session will leave with an improved understanding of how the brain functions and shapes their behaviors, both consciously and unconsciously
    • Participants will also explore ways to mitigate their own unconscious biases.

    Speaker’s Background & Experience: Claudia Schabel, President of Schabel Solutions, combines over a decade of experience as a Diversity and Inclusion strategist and HR practitioner with Fortune 100 and 500 companies with an international multicultural background to offer impactful coaching, training and consulting services in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competency to business, educational and not-for-profit organizations. Schabel has hands-on experience in the following areas: • Design of diversity and inclusion strategies • Attraction and retention of talent • Employee engagement • Implementation of strategies and roll out • Consulting • Data analytics • Programming Schabel actively volunteers her leadership and presentation skills within the community. Currently, Schabel serves as a Commissioner on the City of Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission, the Director of Diversity on Iowa’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council, the Advocacy Chair of the Iowa Chapter National Women Business Owner (NAWBO), a board member of Brazilian Cultural Center (BCC) and a trainer/facilitator for the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery. She also volunteers at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. Schabel was the recipient of the 2008 Forty Under 40 Business Record Award, the 2010 Robert D. Ray Iowa Latino Ambassador Award and the 2014 Iowa International Center Passport to Prosperity Award. Schabel lived in Brazil and Japan before relocating to Des Moines, Iowa, where she has lived for nearly two decades. Schabel earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Drake University.

    HRCI for 1.0 (General) PHR/SPHR Recertification Credit Hour

    SHRM Approved for 1.0 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Professional Development Credit

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    It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”