Implicit bias is part of being human and our species could not have survived without developing biases. Research has discovered that despite our best intentions we have deep seated resistance to the differences of others. Implicit biases can take the form of race, gender, physical appearance, personality type or sexual orientation. Recognizing, overcoming, and learning to avoid implicit biases in business interactions is essential to creating a strong and diverse workforce.
Join the KC Chamber and Henry E. Lyons, an implicit bias counselor, to learn the four steps people and businesses should take to manage unconscious biases.
Henry E. Lyons is the current President of the Olathe, Overland Park, and Leawood, Kansas Unit of the NAACP and is the Founder and President of the Henry E. Lyons and Co. real estate development firm. He is a past Board Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He currently serves as Chairman of the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship and Legacy Awards Committee’s Dinner, the largest King celebration in Johnson County, which awards people in the fields of law enforcement, sports, media and journalism and community involvement. Henry is also a public speaker on racial matters and interactions of the police, and was the moderator for the Black Agenda Group in Kansas City, Missouri.
This program is presented in partnership with the KC Chamber, Blue Springs Chamber, Independence Chamber, Liberty Chamber, Mid-American LGBT Chamber, Grandview Chamber and South Kansas City Chamber.
Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Presenting Sponsors are Community America Credit Union, Evergy and Hallmark.