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CODIC: Managing Unconscious Bias

  • Saturday, November 09, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room 312, Goodwin Hall, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL


  • For regular and student members of CODIC
  • For non-CODIC members who are members of ODN-Chicago, ATD Chicago, CHAPT, Chicago ISPI, STC.

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Managing Unconscious Bias

Every living person has unconscious biases that sabotage results. Most organizations have specific goals they want to achieve with regards to diversity & inclusion but spend precious little time understanding the role that bias plays in affecting their results. Building on the content that Mike built at/for Facebook (with COO Sheryl Sandberg), explore how to make meaningful progress in starting conversations about the biases that hold you and organizations back.

In this learning session:

  • Discover a variety of biases we bring to our relationships and decisions
  • Explore and become better aware of our personal biases
  • Learn ways to manage the effect of our biases on our personal and professional interactions


Mike Rognlien
Chief Builder of Awesome People
Multiple Hats Management Consulting

Mike Rognlien is the founder of Multiple Hats Management, a consultancy focused on building leadership at every level of an organization, strong organizational culture and awareness of and ability to manage biases that prevent us all from achieving our best potential.

Before starting his own company, Mike was one of the founding members of the L&D team at Facebook, where he spent 6.5 years building all things learning – onboarding, manager development, hard conversations and, in partnership with COO Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s Managing Unconscious Bias training. 

Mike was a featured expert speaker for visiting executives and other VIP guests, He has given dozens of internal and external talks on Facebook’s culture, people philosophies and practices to leaders from every type of organization, private and public, government and civilian. Mike oversaw the growth of the learning team and Facebook’s culture as the company grew from 1,700 to almost 25,000 employees and worked in Facebook’s Menlo Park HQ, New York City and Chicago offices.

Prior to joining Facebook, Mike was the Director of Microsoft Client Services for Intrepid Learning Solutions, where he managed a global team of 27 facilitators charged with delivering all of Microsoft’s elective Employee & Manager Development programs. He has held similar senior L&D positions at Washington Mutual Bank, Intel Corporation and USAA.

Mike holds a Bachelor’s in Organizational Communication from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master’s in HR and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco. He has been PHR certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute since November, 2004. Mike resides in Chicago and is the author of This Is Now Your Company, published in 2018.

8:30-9:00 am Registration & Networking

9:00-12:00 pm Program

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