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Concurrent Session
Be a Destination Employer: Leadership Lessons Regarding Implicit Bias and Mental Health Awareness Through the Lessons of Ted Lasso
Chatham Ballroom B
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 10/31/2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Through the use of clips from Ted Lasso, this session will provide HR, DEI and leadership professionals with critical education of how to become a destination employer through the mitigation of implicit bias and mental health awareness. 

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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The necessity to attract top talent is at an all-time high. Your competitors for profits remain your fiercest competitors for human capital. Until and unless your leadership understands the importance of mental health awareness and, not only recognizing the existence of implicit bias, but developing strategies to move beyond awareness, you simply will not be in position to hire and retain the best. Through the lessons of the wonderfully entertaining and people-centric Ted Lasso, this session will examine how crucial mitigating against implicit bias and paying attention to mental health awareness have become in our goal to become a destination employer. However, it will not stop with simple recognition. Because, after all, would Ted stop at identifying an issue without creating a solution. In that vein, this program also will provide strategies in the context of implicit bias and mental health awareness to ensure that your existing and prospective employees see your organization as the place to be! Come to this session, and ... BELIEVE!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify sources of implicit bias and provide strategies to mitigate against it in an effort to drive employee retention and recruitment goals.
  • Examine why leaders must embrace organizational mental health awareness and provide tools of how to do so.
  • Develop ways to either change or solidify organizational culture in a way best to provide an emotionally healthy working environment.

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

Michael S.  Cohen, J.D. Photo
Michael S. Cohen, J.D., Partner,
Duane Morris, LLP