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February 2023 TEMPO Real Talks
Thursday, February 02, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
Category: Equity & Belonging

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Please note the time change!)
Virtual via Zoom 

Intended audience: Everyone welcome – all humans have biases!

Event Description:

Join us as we bust through some of the most common workplace biases in this interactive and fun session designed to get you thinking about those unconscious mental shortcuts you may be making. Take our live pop quizzes to check your knowledge and learn how to bust your way through these biases that impact the workforce. You may already be familiar with Age, Beauty, or Gender biases. This session will help you understand how these, and other common biases (Similarity, Likability, and Confirmation bias) impacts the decisions that are made at work every day. Leave with the awareness, knowledge and skill required to interrupt harmful mental shortcuts before they negatively impact others. 

About our speakers: 

Julie King, MBA, PHR (she/her) is a lifelong advocate for the underdog and the mis- or under-represented, and influences others to make leadership decisions using a DE&I lens, while creating intentionally healthy team dynamics. As a certified diversity and inclusion practitioner, she is passionate about equipping others with the tools, tactics, and confidence to hold conversations about difficult subjects with comfort and engages others in her never-ending quest to create inclusive spaces where everyone can thrive and feel a deep sense of belonging – both in the workplace and in their personal spaces. All questions are welcomed in her learning experiences – she helps create brave spaces for folks to explore subjects that can be otherwise tough to navigate.

Julie leverages almost three decades of experience in healthcare operations leadership roles, as well as process improvement, coaching, and leadership development in her current work as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learning at Advocate Aurora Health. (Now known nationally as Advocate Health, after a strategic partnership with Atrium Health was announced Dec 2022, creating the nation’s fifth largest health care system.) Julie also holds a seat on the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Studies program at National Louis University, where she is an Adjunct Professor in multiple undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs. She also serves as an engaged volunteer for many other causes near to her heart, including serving as a board member for We Want the Land Coalition (WWTLC), a non-profit in Michigan whose mission strives to empower, embolden, and educate women and girls in all aspects of their lives.

Her educational background includes obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA in Organizational Behavior from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. In addition, she holds certifications in Diversity and Inclusion, Six Sigma Green Belt, Change Management, Strategy and Execution, Management Analytics, and Professional in Human Resources. A seasoned facilitator, Julie holds several certifications in content facilitation, including DDI and Vital Smarts, and has spoken at national conferences, interviewed in multiple LinkedIn Live shows, and has been featured in an article on LGBTQ+ employees. When she is not working, she and her wife (new empty-nesters, with two kids in college) live in the northern suburbs of Chicago, though they spend time at their cabin in Michigan as often as possible. She is recharged by spending time watching the sun set, the moon rise, the stars shoot across the sky, and by taking nature walks in the woods surrounding their cabin, finding every wild animal that comes across her path.

Cassia Carter
 is a passionate believer in the value of talent development to help people make decisions, tackle challenges, think creatively, and discover their strengths. She is currently the Manager of Leadership Development at Advocate Aurora Health, the 11th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. The leadership development team helps AAH’s 4,500+ leaders lead well through inspiring learning experiences that enable the organization to achieve business results. Their team supports growth and development through individualized learning courses, specialized cohort experiences, an in-house designed annual week-long LD conference, resource gathering, and consulting across the system.

Cassia’s background is in Industrial/Organizational psychology, a field devoted to the scientific study of human behavior in organizations and the workplace. Throughout her career, she has utilized this background in the nonprofit space, working with hospitals and health systems across the country to identify best practices in clinician leadership development, diversity, equity & inclusion, and utilizing coaching in healthcare organizations. Cassia holds a BA in Psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, and an MS in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. She has an executive coaching certification from Coach Academy International, and is a certified Gallup Strengths coach, certified DDI facilitator, and certified BlueEQ trainer. She and her husband, two kids, two dogs, and two cats live in Milwaukee, WI, and spend most of their free time, energy, and money restoring their 1901 home in the Historic Concordia Neighborhood.

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This event is exclusively available only to TEMPO and EWL members.