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July Career Development SIG: It’s All In Your Head: How to Confront the Voice of Unconscious Bias and Become a Workplace Ally

  • 25 Jul 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online

ATD Dallas Career Development SIG

Hosted by Laurie Barnett

July 25, 2022 6:30-8:00pm

Facilitator: Gregory Tall


Are you always hearing voices in your head? A voice that tells you that new client is going to be challenging to work with? A voice that tells you that certain job candidate is “a good fit” for the role? A voice that tells you that particular manager just isn’t a natural leader?

If so, don’t worry…you’re not going crazy! You’re just experiencing the friendly and well-intentioned voice of your unconscious bias. We all have it, it’s always talking, and it usually makes a pretty compelling argument. This fast-moving, interactive session will teach you what unconscious bias is, how it impacts decision-making in the workplace, and how accurate (or inaccurate) our biases are. You’ll leave with some actionable takeaways on how to increase your own culture competence and be an effective workplace ally for an inclusive and equitable culture.


  • Recognize unconscious bias and how it affects business decision-making.
  • Understand the value of cultural competence and how to continually build it
  • Reflect on how your allyship can build an equitable and inclusive culture and organization


Gregory Tall is a high-energy trainer and facilitator who helps people become better communicators.

After spending 15 years helping high-growth organizations acquire & develop diverse talent and build top workplaces, Gregory now designs and facilitates interactive workshops that teach participants how to communicate with employees, peers, customers, investors, and other external stakeholders in the most compelling way.

Gregory’s workshops combine engaging content with experiential learning! Participants will experience Gregory’s high-energy delivery and can expect interactive exercises, small group discussions, visual storytelling, videos, music, gamification, and mobile technology integration! Gregory has delivered hundreds of presentations in settings ranging from the boardroom of a 30-person start-up company to the unexplainably chilly hotel ballroom filled with hundreds of heavily-caffeinated conference attendees. Gregory’s past clients have included global Fortune 500 companies, mission-driven not-for-profit organizations, and volunteer-led professional associations.

Gregory began his career as a tech recruiter at a start-up company sourcing, recruiting and hiring talent in the industrial design & engineering fields. He later joined a fast-growing private company and focused on employer branding, talent acquisition, employee onboarding & engagement, and learning & development. Along the way, Gregory spent a lot of time coaching and advising managers at all levels, mentoring emerging leaders, and building leadership development programs. During his tenure as Director of Talent Acquisition & Professional Development, the company was recognized by Energage for three consecutive years as a “Top Workplace” in Chicago.

Next, Gregory served as Director of Talent Development at a Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” company where he oversaw design, development, and implementation of leadership development and learning programs; launched an initiative that delivered over 80 annual hours of professional development per employee; and coached employees through the creation of career development plans.

Gregory holds an M.B.A. from Roosevelt University, a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

Gregory is an avid reader & walker, a public radio junkie, the owner of a growing collection of vinyl albums, and someone who absolutely insists on having a chocolate chip cookie. Every. Single. Day.

When: July 25, 2022 6:30 - 8PM

Where: Virtual:


6:20 pm – Zoom opens

6:30 pm – Welcome & Announcements

6:45 pm – Program Begins

8:00 pm – Meeting Concludes

Getting Ready:

1. Use the Zoom app on your mobile phone, connected to a 4G network for the best possible experience. Or use a computer or tablet connected to WiFi, making sure you have a stable connection with good bandwidth for a streaming video/audio connection.

2. If you plan to use a computer for the video AND a phone for the audio, make sure you mute the audio features on one of your devices to avoid disruptive audio feedback/noise.

3. Come prepared to join in the discussion!

Come and network with your fellow ATD members and colleagues. We look forward to being together (in a remote way!)

Questions? Contact 972-233-9107 ext. 224 or email info@tddallas.org.

*Note Regarding Special Interest Groups

  • All members of ATD Dallas are welcome to attend our Special Interest Groups at any time.
  • All non-members are welcome to join us for up to 2 SIG sessions.  After those 2 sessions, to provide ongoing chapter support to the SIG, you will need to join ATD Dallas by paying annual dues.


14070 Proton Rd. - Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244

Email: info@tddallas.org

Phone: 972-233-9107 ex. 224

Fax: 972-490-4219

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