Understanding Unconscious Bias,
The Foundation to Diversity, Equity,
Wednesday, April 20th
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Understanding and Overcoming Unconscious Bias is an interactive presentation that is presented in an engaging and entertaining fashion. This presentation includes a thoughtful discussion regarding unconscious bias and how it impacts our diversity and inclusion efforts. Participants will learn the true definition of bias, including how and why it is formed and how it operates in the workplace. Participants will also engage in awareness exercises that will help them identify their own unconscious biases and learn ways to overcome them, including 10 Tips to Turn Around Bias.
Luther Wright, Jr.
After graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law, Luther Wright, Jr. began his career with a general practice firm in the litigation section. He spent the first several years of his legal career practicing in the general litigation area before joining the Labor & Employment team. He has significant experience in the areas of labor and employment law, corporate business litigation and complex litigation, including class action and collective action lawsuits. He typically represents management in all forms of employment discrimination litigation, including litigation based on federal anti-discrimination statutes, state statutes and common law, violence in the workplace, Fair Labor Standards Act claims and independent contractor disputes. Luther is a member of Ogletree’s Diversity & Inclusion Practice Group and routinely provides timely client advice and guidance on diversity related matters. Luther devotes a significant amount of his practice to day-to-day client advice, general supervisor/employee training, training and advising on diversity and inclusion issues and advising on workplace violence issues. Luther also acts as the Assistant Director of Client Training as part of the Ogletree Deakins Learning Solutions (“ODLS”) team. ODLS provides employee and supervisor training in a variety of formats, including in person training, training by webinar/webcasts and customized video training products.