Interrupt Unconscious Bias Through Nudges

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 63 minutes
Recorded Date: February 02, 2018
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Learn how to nudge any process in your organization to make it more bias-proof
  • Find out how cutting-edge legal organizations are embedding bias-interrupters into processes and procedures
  • Hear from a leading national expert on implicit bias and a large firm standard-setter on sustainable diversity programs
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: February 2, 2018


Learn how to interrupt unconscious bias at a whole new level by implementing inclusion nudges.

Unconscious bias is the biggest challenge to advancing diversity in the legal profession. While training on unconscious bias is an essential first step, it is not enough to interrupt or eliminate the hidden barriers diverse lawyers experience that causes higher attrition. Cutting-edge efforts by legal organizations involve embedding bias-interrupters into processes and procedures.

This program was recorded on February 2nd, 2018.

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American Bar Association


Kathleen Nalty

Kathleen Nalty Consulting LLC

Kathleen Nalty is an expert in helping organizations develop inclusion strategies to eliminate hidden barriers to success for employees in underrepresented groups. She is an engaging speaker and trainer with a deep passion for assisting individuals and organizations in making changes needed to retain and advance diverse talent. She provides in-depth training sessions on diversity and inclusion as well as unconscious bias. Audiences are wide-ranging and have included scientists; engineers; lawyers; educators; executives, managers and supervisors at large and small companies; office workers; electrical linesmen; manufacturing plant employees; and sewer district managers. Kathleen customizes presentations to the organization and the audience. Her presentations on unconscious bias are highly engaging and interactive (see the extensive list of speaking engagements below). The workshops are designed to give people the knowledge and the tools they need to take action to interrupt their own individual bias and create bias interrupters for use at the organizational level.

Laura R. Acosta

Managing Director
Goodwin Proctor LLP

Laura Acosta helps people and teams maximize their full potential. She is the Managing Director, Professional Development Training at Goodwin, a Global 50 law firm with a history of working on groundbreaking matters and an increasingly focused approach to working with clients in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology and life sciences industries.

Through best-in-class onboarding programs, core skills training, leadership development programs, and organizational change initiatives, Ms. Acosta and her team foster collaboration and innovation, drive excellence, cultivate leadership, promote diversity and inclusion, enhance engagement, and eliminate hidden barriers to success. Ms. Acosta also serves as a diversity and inclusion thought leader and ambassador, who partners with the firm’s diversity and inclusion director, team, and firm leaders to promote a fully inclusive workplace and a highly diverse workforce, in which each individual and team can thrive.

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