SAGE Webinar Series

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue46 4–8 December 2017

Dear Colleagues,
After a very engaging presentation at the 2017 SAGE Symposium in Brisbane, SAGE is pleased to offer the opportunity to participate in a series of 4 webinars, delivered by Maureen Frank, Chief Disruption Officer at emberin. The webinars in the series are:
• Unconscious bias training impact – silver bullet?
• Attributes of an inclusive leader
• Succeed at building your female talent pipeline
• 10 tips for recruiting difference
The first of these webinars, Unconscious bias training impact – silver bullet?, will be held on Tuesday, 12th December, 4PM to 5PM AEDT. To register for the webinar please go to
The webinar is free to SAGE members, and there is no limit to the number of individual participants from member institutions.
The ANU SAGE Steering Committee, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, has endorsed this webinar and are encouraging as many ANU staff and students to participate as possible.
Abstract: Unconscious Bias training impact – silver bullet?
We still see many organisations focused on ‘one off’ cattle dipping exercises to ‘cure’ employees of unconscious bias. Sure, understanding bias is important – but you need to go much further and you need to make it practical …AND like any new habit …you need repetition and practical action.
We hate to burst your bubble if you think you are doing well in diversity and inclusion because you are running some unconscious bias sessions – save your time and money – it won’t work and the ROI will be very limited. We have been saying this for years …and the research backs us up.
Hear Maureen’s opinion on unconscious bias training and the research to back her up. Find out what she would recommend to actually get results.
The session will follow the format of a 30-minute presentation by Maureen, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. If you do have questions for Maureen around Unconscious Bias training, could you please submit them via by Friday 8 December at latest.
The session will also be recorded for anyone unable to attend on the day.
Kind regards,
Lucy McPherson
SAGE Project Officer


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