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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Implicit Bias and LGBTQ+ Rights

  • June 29, 2022
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Zoom Virtual Meeting
  • 177


  • Members & Student Members Only

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:  Implicit Bias and LGBTQ+ Rights

To Register:  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Implicit Bias and LGBTQ+ Rights

Wednesday, June 29th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Lisa Edison-Smith 

Program Summary:

This session will focus on the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives in reducing implicit bias the workplace, with a special focus on the legal rights of members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Key Takeaways:

1.       Provide awareness of the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs in the workplace, including legal and business benefits of DEI programs

2.       Provide participants information on implicit bias, how to identify it, and steps to combat it

3.       Increase knowledge of statutory and other legal protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace

4.       Present tools for providing a comfortable and welcoming workplace for LGBTQ+ and other minority individuals

About the Speaker:

Lisa Edison-Smith practices exclusively in the area of employment and labor law and litigation and is a MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist. She focuses her practice on providing practical advice to North Dakota and Minnesota private and public sector employers, including schools and higher education, on a variety of issues related to discrimination and harassment, state and federal compliance issues, wage and hour law, employment contracts, policy review, hiring and termination, internal investigations, and employee benefits.  Lisa is licensed to practice law in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Arizona, and admitted in North Dakota and Minnesota state and federal courts.

  • Approved: 1.0 SHRM credit
  • Pending: 1.0 HRCI credit


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