KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — LeadWomen announces an unconventional conference, ReThink Leadership, to examine unconscious bias and build inclusion by using storytelling and theatre techniques followed by interactive, engaging and strategy-building workshop and expert sharing.
The brain receives a million pieces of information at a given time, but one can only consciously process about a fraction of those pieces. To process the rest, people rely on the subconscious, which helps people filter information by taking mental shortcuts.
Unconscious bias refers to the information, attitudes, and stereotypes that inform the subconscious information-processing and dictates the process by which people take these mental shortcuts.
The conference offers an Xperience where actors cum facilitators help leaders recognise some of the most prevalent unconscious biases and how these biases do not just affect the decisions that people make, but they also affect how people communicate with each other every day. These biases can unknowingly shape an organization’s culture, which if not made aware, will hinder inclusivity at all levels.
Corporate scenarios enacted in the Xperience will create the foundation for workshop conversations. With guidance from these actors cum facilitators, participants find common ground, gain skills and strategies to understand the experiences and perspectives of others and enable the development of action plans to tackle unconscious bias and how to lead inclusively.
The keynote and panel speakers will also present ideas and strategies to manage implicit bias.
“The take-away is clear: implicit bias is a natural, unavoidable part of our brain function; however, through acknowledgement and by being more conscious of the subconscious mindsets, corporate leaders can help create a truly inclusive workplace,” said Dr. Marcella Lucas, CEO of LeadWomen.
If anyone is championing Inclusion & Diversity Leadership in the workplace, the conference provides incredible insight, knowledge and ideas for change and implementation, in addition to network opportunities with corporate and business leaders.
The conference targets two key groups where mindset change can start: Champions of Change and Change Makers.
The conference will be held on 8 & 9 August, 2018 at Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur Sentral.
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LeadWomen is doing important work in encouraging greater gender diversity in decision-making positions and on corporate sector boards.
We are very active in championing the gender diversity case at senior positions by raising the visibility and profiles of suitably qualified women and at the same me driving the demand and acceptance for these women into such positions.
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