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A packed agenda, to celebrate the end of the 2019 Mindset Challenge & celebrate LGBT history month
The Book Club Mentoring Association is pleased to announced there will be 2 events in February 2019:
1) Join us for a breakfast session to discuss Unconscious Bias on the 21st of February, kick off at 8am, at the JP Morgan Offices in Canary Wharf (25 Bank Street, E14 5JP). At this event, we will celebrate the first virtual Book Club Mindset Challenge, and some lucky winners will have a real surprise :-). Reading list:
Journal Article: Breaking Bias Updated: The SEEDS Model
(Matthew D Lieberman, David Rock, Heidi Grant Halvorson and Christine Cox)
The central challenge in removing bias from decisions is that most biases operate unconsciously. This paper proposes an alternative solution to mitigating bias, derived from a brain-based perspective. It identifies processes that can interrupt and redirect unconsciously biased thinking. It provides the SEEDS Model ® for designing and guiding the use of such processes.
Your Brain at Work
Your Brain At Work helps you overcome the daily challenges that take away your brain power, like constant email and interruption madness, high levels of stress, lack of control and high expectations, by showing you what goes on inside your head and giving you new approaches to control it better. (Dr Jacqui Grey)
If you have a brain, you are biased. There are over 150 biases however no one can remember them all. The SEEDS model provides the basis for helping mitigate bias. We are creatures of habit - mitigate bias by creating new neuro pathways using if-then plans, decision guides and preventative measures. (Ali Khan, Executive Director, Securities Services Audit at JPMorgan Chase)
2) Celebrate LGBT+ History Month with the Expression Chapter (LGBT+) of the Book Club Mentoring Association, in conjunction with M&G Prudential Pride, on the 28th of February, kick off at 6pm. This event will showcase a collection of powerful personal stories, edited by Jane Traies, entitled ‘Now You See Me: Lesbian Life Stories’, which highlights previously undocumented stories about lesbian and bisexual women’s lives. Our panel event will be chaired by Evelyn Pittman, Opening Doors London’s Oral History Coordinator. We hope you will be able to join us to hear more about these amusing, emotional and heartfelt stories. The event will be held at the M&G Investments offices in Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0HH.