The TWICE Committee invites you to a Breakfast Professional Development Session
Date and time: 7:30 – 9:30 am Thursday November 16th, 2017
7:30 – 8:00am – Hot Breakfast and Networking
8:00 – 9:30am Presentation
Cost: $15 (plus gst)/person (includes light breakfast)
Location: AECOM, 99 Commerce Drive, Winnipeg, MB – Parking is available in designated Visitor Parking as well as please feel free to park in any of the other parking spots.
Who should attend: This session is open to participants of all ages, genders, and professions in the engineering, science, trades, or technology profession. This professional development session will be dedicated to recognizing and interrupting unconscious biases in the workplace.
Presenter: Indra Kalinovich
Indra Kalinovich is an Associate with the Winnipeg, Manitoba office of Dillon Consulting, where she tackles environmental challenges, such as PCBs in the Canadian Arctic, and the wide-spread use of firefighting foams in airports. In addition to her role at Dillon Consulting, she is an adjunct professor with the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Manitoba. Indra is also a member of the Committee for Increasing the Participation of Women in Engineering, an operating committee within Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.
Topic of PD session: There’s been a lot of discussion on unconscious bias in the workplace and how, when left unchecked, it can negatively impact an organization’s performance. So, what exactly is unconscious bias? How do our good intentions lead to these seemingly bad outcomes? These biases are unconscious, and being aware that they exist (in yourself, in your workplace) is the first step. In this session, we’ll discuss methods for identifying biases and what that means for the workplace, followed by an interactive discussion on effective workplace policies and practices that have been proven to interrupt bias in the workplace.