Managing Effectively Across Differences: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Leadership

Managing Effectively Across Differences: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Leadership

November 9 - 10, 2017
Durham, NC
by invitation only

The TIAA Institute partnered with Duke University Office of the Provost and the Council on Foundations to host a unique gathering of thought leaders. Managing Effectively Across Differences: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Leadership  was held at the Thomas Executive Conference Center at Duke University.

Over 45 c-suite leaders in higher education, philanthropy and the private sector attended the convening. An energetic and well-informed dialogue addressed a range of topics, including:

  • defining implicit bias and its related physiology;

  • exploring and examining the impact of implicit bias on operational effectiveness;

  • explaining implicit bias links to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the context of leadership;

  • addressing the impact of implicit bias on an organization and its decision-making capabilities; and,

  • identifying practical applications for addressing and minimizing bias.

Guest speakers included:

  • Ron Pressman, CEO, Institutional Financial Services, TIAA
  • Stephanie Bell-Rose, Senior Managing Director and Head, TIAA Institute
  • Sally Kornbluth, Provost, Duke University
  • Benjamin Reese, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer, Duke University
  • Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, Council on Foundations
  • Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President, Texas A & M University at San Antonio

To learn more about the event, please view event reports below and visit the Council on Foundation's website.