Meeting/Event Information

Raising Awareness in a World with Unconscious Bias

December 05, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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NOX Cocktail Lounge
302 N. Goodman Street
Rochester , NY 14607

Overarching Goal

Through experiential learning participants will begin to explore how unconscious bias (which is natural part of the human experience) influences their decision-making within the workplace.

Participants should….

  • Be exposed to the concept of unconscious bias as a normal part of the human experience.
  • Explore how their own interpretations of information may be impacted by their unconscious biases.
  • Discover ways that they can approach and reduce the impact if their own implicit biases.
  • Be exposed to experiences of micro-aggressions in our community and in doing so explore how micro-aggressions are the downstream consequence of implicit bias.



With over 25 years' experience in organizational development & sustainability, leadership development & coaching, employee engagement & retention, organizational analysis, and quality assurance, Will Wallace has worked in multiple sectors and industries including projects for Fortune 100 companies including AT&T and Verizon. He has worked directly for companies including Disney, Marriott International, MAXIMUS International on the New York State’s Department of Health project, and DHL Express US, a Deustche Post Group company. Will has also gained a well-rounded education in his field of passion, earning a Master of Science in Organizational Learning and Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership, from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Will is also a certified Executive Leadership Coach by the International Coach Federation. Will is a Board Member of the Association for Talent Development serving as the Rochester Chapter President, a Board Member for the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources Rochester serving as the Vice President of Community and Academic Affairs, a Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member for PMI Rochester, a founding co-leader for DisruptHR Rochester serving as the Chair for the Speaker Committee, and a member of the Rochester Area Community Foundation's LGBT Giving Circle. He also does volunteer work in areas related to disadvantaged workforce readiness and prosperity projects, LGBTQ issues, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, and homeless children advocacy.  Will is especially proud to be a co-developer and facilitator for the Certified Workplace ReadyTM Certificate program. This 20-week intensive training program equips entry-level employees with the tools and resources necessary to be successful in today’s professional environment.


5:30-6:15 Arrival & Networking 
6:15-6:30 Welcome & Chapter Updates
6:30- 7:30 Speaker- Will Wallace 


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$25.00 PMI Chapter Member Price
$20.00 Earlybird rate before November 21

$30.00 Non-PMI Chapter Member Price
$25.00 Earlybird rate before November 21


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