Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Overcoming Unconscious Bias (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland

  • April 28, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

What is unconscious bias, and how does it affect your interactions and decisions? Research suggests that diverse teams may be more productive but are often less connected. Why? The attitudes and biases we carry that we’re not even aware of can dictate our perceptions of ourselves and others. This influences our behavior, both at work and in life.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how unconscious bias impacts beliefs, values and actions and contributes to organizational cultures that either foster or stifle diversity and inclusion
  • Better understand your personal unconscious biases to foster more genuine interactions
  • Consciously choose to create a workplace that encourages authenticity and inclusion

Margarita Sarmiento designs and presents customized training and implementation programs for public, non-profit and for-profit organizations. These programs focus on improving both organizational and personal performance.

Margarita has over 25 years of management, training and facilitation experience, encompassing the areas of professional development, team building, leadership, organizational planning, board development, cross cultural communication and diversity. She has worked in corporate management and training with Progressive Companies, Busch Entertainment Corporation and the National Conference for Community & Justice- Tampa Bay, and has been called on to successfully consult and train in a variety of industries. Currently, Margarita serves as a trainer and consultant for numerous companies including the Pascall Company and Skill Path Seminars, as well as working as a personal management coach.

Margarita is a graduate of Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. She currently calls Tampa, FL home.

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Virtual-April 28, 2021 | 8:30 am-12:30 pm EST

$288.00 Only $69.00 each (when logged in) thanks to the support of our partners and funders

Please note that registration will close at 11:55 pm EST on April 25, 2021.

We’re sorry this class sold out, but we’re offering it again this fall–please feel free to add yourself to the waiting list below and/or click here to register for Overcoming Unconscious Bias (Virtual) on September 28, 2021.  


CFRE Continuing Education Points
Full participation in this program is applicable for 4.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

If you need special accommodations to participate in any of our classes or events, please contact us at 813-287-8779.

Multiple Registrant Discount
Receive 10% off each registration after the first (cannot be combined with any other discounts).

NLC/Children’s Board of Hillsborough County No-Show Policy – effective July 1, 2018
Effective July 1, 2018, Children’s Board of Hillsborough County-funded organizations using codes to claim CBHC-funded seats at NLC trainings or events will be responsible for payment of registration and processing fees in the event of a no-show. Please read the full no-show policy here.

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