Managers and supervisors: Learn how to manage unconscious bias in hiring
A new interactive training series will explore tools to help manage unconscious bias in the hiring process. Managers and supervisors responsible for hiring employees should sign up to attend the two-part workshop series “Cultural Intelligence in Hiring.”
The first session covers:
- The importance of challenging assumptions about whether a candidate fits the department’s culture.
- The impact of culture on unconscious bias.
- A model for navigating cultural differences.
- Relevant case studies, examples and practical scenarios.
The second session covers:
- Review of the City’s selection process.
- The development of a practical, reliable and valid interview process.
- Interview do’s and don’ts.
In addition, participants will:
- Practice writing behavior-based interview questions.
- Practice interpreting candidates’ answers within a cultural lens.
- Receive relevant interview tips, tools, checklists and other resources.
The training aims to align enterprise human resources processes and practices with the City’s equity value of creating fair and just opportunities and outcomes for all and the City’s goal of One Minneapolis — disparities are eliminated so all Minneapolis residents can participate and prosper.
Participants must attend both sessions in a workshop series. Each session takes three hours and also requires 45 minutes of pre-work.
Thursday, April 21, and Tuesday, May 3
Tuesday, May 17, and Wednesday, May 25
Tuesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 30
Room 101, City of Lakes
Thursday, July 21, and Thursday, July 28
Room 101, City of Lakes
Training sessions will be led by:
- Jeffrey Cookson, Language and Culture Worldwide: more than 20 years of experience in coaching, consulting and training to help organizations create practical inclusion strategies.
- Jolanta Sears, Human Resources senior consultant for the City: extensive experience in training, curriculum design and organization development. Previously worked for the Carlson School of Management, HR Connections and Dayton’s.
- Krista Wilson, City’s Human Resources generalist for the Fire Department and 911: Has designed and implemented culturally specific recruitment, hiring and training initiatives in the public, nonprofit and corporate sectors and speaks Spanish fluently. Previously worked for the YWCA of Minneapolis and Ameriprise Financial Services.
- Visit COMET.
- Click “Learning and Development.”
- Type “Cultural” in the “Search for Learning” field.
- Click “Enroll.”
Contact Deb Krueger at 612-673-3109 or Deb.Krueger@minneapolismn.gov with questions.
Published Apr 19, 2016