Meeting/Event Information

November 2018 Monthly Meeting - Snap Judgments and Unconscious Bias

November 15, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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555 Washington Avenue, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63101

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  • Registration deadline is end of day Thursday, November 8, 2018. STRICT DEADLINE. No exceptions since final count is due at that time.  There will be a waitlist after the deadline in the event of any cancellations, but selection of entree choice will not be available for waitlist attendees.  We will try to accommodate as best as we can, but no promises will be made for entree selections after the deadline as the original attendee's selection will have already been turned into the venue.
  • Registrations are required for all attendees.  
  • No refunds after the registration deadline.

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Lunch - Whitebox Eatery 

Featured Speaker: Carlean Miller

As a Certified Civil EEOC Investigator, Ms. Miller offers a meaningful response mechanism for reducing guests’, client’s or employee anger and complaints, due to real or perceived discrimination in service related problems. She provides an independent and unbiased report with recommendations designed to reduce future complaints.

Carlean Miller offers programs and facilitation services to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Ms. Miller has over 20 years of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and investigative experience. She has trained, facilitated and consulted with thousands of employers in all sectors of the workplace, including federal, corporate, nonprofit and faith communities, on diversity, sexual harassment prevention and discrimination investigations.

Before starting her business, Ms. Miller was the Director of EEOC Services and Investigations for Project Equality, Inc., the Director of Investigations for a four-year consent decree that was imposed by the United States Department of Justice. Ms. Miller is a certified minority business owner.

Ms. Miller served as a Commissioner for seven years on the St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency and as the chairperson for two years. She is a graduate  of Northwestern Missouri State University with a B.S. Degree in business Management.


We all have prejudices we are not even aware we have. Buried prejudice and biases are surprisingly influential underpinnings to all the decisions we make, affecting our feelings and consequently our actions. The phenomenon is called unconscious bias. The concept of unconscious bias or “hidden bias” has come into the forefront because the dynamics of diversity are changing.

Primarily, it is very important to understand biases in order to overcome them. Your willingness to examine the filters through which you view and interpret yourselves and others is an important step in understanding the roots of stereotypes and prejudice in our society and in our workplaces.


  1. Understand the purpose of snap judgment/bias
  2. Raise awareness of the research behind snap judgments/unconscious bias
  3. Appreciate how snap judgments/unconscious bias can adversely affect judgment and decision making
  4. Identify steps for controlling snap judgments/unconscious biases in your thinking



$0.00 MEMBER - Free

$30.00 Non Member - $30