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Program: Hire Beyond Bias

Program Description

Are you ready to expand your team or backfill an open position? Unconscious bias can influence our hiring processes in ways we don’t readily recognize. This makes it hard for us to attract a diverse slate of candidates and to recognize qualified candidates who may not conform to our expectations. This program will help you avoid common pitfalls at every stage of your selection process.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize barriers to attracting and selecting highly qualified candidates
  • Identify and remove restrictive language from job postings
  • Develop strategies to overcome biases during resume screening and interviews
  • Establish objective tie-breakers for final selection decisions

Target Audience

  • Hiring managers, regardless of experience
  • Newly formed management teams or hiring teams
  • Technical staff involved in candidate selection/evaluation processes

On-site Program Options

Half-day or full-day configurations available. Interactive activities will be customized to support your organization’s specific goals. This program requires additional lead time, including two 30-minute prep calls with program sponsors.

Virtual Program Options

  • 60-minute live webinars – Series of 4, with homework
  • 60-minute live webinars – Series of 8, with homework

Client and Audience Feedback

You broke down the topic into easy-to-understand steps which help us implement them. Keep talking about identity and behavior and how they differ [when it comes to feedback]. Find more women's groups you can speak to about this topic.

Event organizer, Louisville, KY

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-15T16:33:00-04:00

Event organizer, Louisville, KY

You broke down the topic into easy-to-understand steps which help us implement them. Keep talking about identity and behavior and how they differ [when it comes to feedback]. Find more women's groups you can speak to about this topic.
One smart woman. Highly recommend!

Michelle L., Training industry

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-14T08:48:00-04:00

Michelle L., Training industry

One smart woman. Highly recommend!

I wanted to reach out and let you know how much I enjoyed meeting you and attending your session at ASAE. Afterward I ran to the conference bookstore and grabbed the last copy of your book! I was sharing with my team that I had attended your session, and they were interested to learn more. When I return to the office, I am expecting to have a robust conversation with some of them. I hope that ASAE invites you again (and said so in my review).  I know that what you are doing is a great service not only to the business world but also to society, especially in the current climate.


Chris Davis

Associate Chief Officer for AOTA Press & Content Strategy

Amy C. Waninger
5.0
2018-08-23T16:49:36-04:00

Chris Davis

Associate Chief Officer for AOTA Press & Content Strategy

I wanted to reach out and let you know how much I enjoyed meeting you and attending your session at ASAE. Afterward I ran to the conference bookstore and grabbed the last copy of your book! I was sharing with my team that I had attended your session, and they were interested to learn more. When I return to the office, I am expecting to have a robust conversation with some of them. I hope that ASAE invites you again (and said so in my review).  I know that what you are doing is a great service not only to the business world but also to society, especially in the current climate.
You have been a great sounding board when I'm trying to make a career decision. A lot of times you will say something that hadn't occurred to me. I admire your diversity work and your strong drive to help others.

Katie A., Pharmaceutical industry

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-14T08:40:02-04:00

Katie A., Pharmaceutical industry

You have been a great sounding board when I'm trying to make a career decision. A lot of times you will say something that hadn't occurred to me. I admire your diversity work and your strong drive to help others.
Hi Amy,
I just finished watching and listening to the recording of a CPCU Society webinar that I originally missed. I almost did not go back to it because I have been so busy, but I am so glad that I did!

You did an excellent job presenting this topic. I believe that many people are turned off by topics about diversity and inclusion. They somehow feel offended or uncomfortable by them. I have seen, heard and participated in many diversity presentations over the past 15 years and this was honestly one of the best. It was a very interesting way to try to approach the topic. Not only did you do a great job conveying the information, but you were also quite inspiring and an excellent speaker.

All the best to you, Amy, with your company and your career.

Sharon A. King, CPCU, MBA, AIC, ARC | Director of Assessments
The Institutes | Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group

Find Sharon on LinkedIn

Amy C. Waninger
2017-12-30T09:23:26-04:00

Sharon A. King, CPCU, MBA, AIC, ARC | Director of Assessments
The Institutes | Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group

Find Sharon on LinkedIn

Hi Amy, I just finished watching and listening to the recording of a CPCU Society webinar that I originally missed. I almost did not go back to it because I have been so busy, but I am so glad that I did! You did an excellent job presenting this topic. I believe that many people are turned off by topics about diversity and inclusion. They somehow feel offended or uncomfortable by them. I have seen, heard and participated in many diversity presentations over the past 15 years and this was honestly one of the best. It was a very interesting way to try to approach the topic. Not only did you do a great job conveying the information, but you were also quite inspiring and an excellent speaker. All the best to you, Amy, with your company and your career.
Amy helped me step away from emotion and produce a plan.

Anonymous, Insurance industry

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-13T20:14:58-04:00

Anonymous, Insurance industry

Amy helped me step away from emotion and produce a plan.
You taught me if I am going to do something I can't do it half way. Really push the limits. This has beneficial in so many ways in my personal and professional life.

Anonymous, Insurance industry

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-13T20:16:32-04:00

Anonymous, Insurance industry

You taught me if I am going to do something I can't do it half way. Really push the limits. This has beneficial in so many ways in my personal and professional life.
You are upbeat and provided some takeaways. Lots of good information here!

T.S., Louisville, KY

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-15T16:28:49-04:00

T.S., Louisville, KY

You are upbeat and provided some takeaways. Lots of good information here!
Very useful information!

Anonymous (Military)

Amy C. Waninger
4.0
2017-11-26T18:10:43-04:00

Anonymous (Military)

Very useful information!
Your comfort and ease in front of a group made it easy to follow the presentation. Keep doing it the same way. You did a great job!

Jenny W., Louisville, KY

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-15T16:31:25-04:00

Jenny W., Louisville, KY

Your comfort and ease in front of a group made it easy to follow the presentation. Keep doing it the same way. You did a great job!
Presenter was engaging. You gave me several ideas to use in my life. Keep the slides as-is. You answer questions with humor and truth.

Marisa, Louisville, KY

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-15T16:24:32-04:00

Marisa, Louisville, KY

Presenter was engaging. You gave me several ideas to use in my life. Keep the slides as-is. You answer questions with humor and truth.
Engaging personality style. I love how you make everyone feel at ease. Keep up the great work!

Wanda S., Louisville, KY

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-15T16:23:03-04:00

Wanda S., Louisville, KY

Engaging personality style. I love how you make everyone feel at ease. Keep up the great work!
You're directly responsible for making my career what it is today. Without your guidance I would still be stuck in the same rut.

Dan F., Software industry

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-14T08:37:05-04:00

Dan F., Software industry

You're directly responsible for making my career what it is today. Without your guidance I would still be stuck in the same rut.
I recently became acquainted with Lead at Any Level and had the pleasure of meeting Amy Waninger. While her leadership for D&I initiatives already intrigued me, her passion for getting out her message, making a difference and her dedication to the work was impressive. I'm excited to have connected with her and I'm sure we'll all be hearing more and more about her work in the years to come.

Sharon Newport, Nonprofit Executive and Speaker

www.sharonnewport.com

Find Sharon on LinkedIn

Amy C. Waninger
2017-11-26T18:03:42-04:00

Sharon Newport, Nonprofit Executive and Speaker

www.sharonnewport.com

Find Sharon on LinkedIn

Sharon Newport
I recently became acquainted with Lead at Any Level and had the pleasure of meeting Amy Waninger. While her leadership for D&I initiatives already intrigued me, her passion for getting out her message, making a difference and her dedication to the work was impressive. I'm excited to have connected with her and I'm sure we'll all be hearing more and more about her work in the years to come.
I like your positive attitude! It makes the presentation authentic and keeps delivery consistent with the message. Keep doing what you're doing. It is authentic.

Lisa B., Louisville, KY

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-15T16:26:02-04:00

Lisa B., Louisville, KY

I like your positive attitude! It makes the presentation authentic and keeps delivery consistent with the message. Keep doing what you're doing. It is authentic.
You did a wonderful job engaging the audience and makes the examples relavant to any of us. I would welcome an opportunity to delve further into the BITE method.

B.N., Louisville, KY

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-15T16:30:08-04:00

B.N., Louisville, KY

You did a wonderful job engaging the audience and makes the examples relavant to any of us. I would welcome an opportunity to delve further into the BITE method.
You have encouraged me to examine my strengths and limitations and to actively pursue opportunities that are truly the right fit for me, not just the most lucrative. You have inspired me to develop new skills and to actively seek roles that will place my career on the right trajectory, putting my skills to their highest and best use.

Anonymous, Insurance industry

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-13T20:17:52-04:00

Anonymous, Insurance industry

You have encouraged me to examine my strengths and limitations and to actively pursue opportunities that are truly the right fit for me, not just the most lucrative. You have inspired me to develop new skills and to actively seek roles that will place my career on the right trajectory, putting my skills to their highest and best use.
You gave me some excellent feedback and how to effectively use my abilities to further my career. ...I plan to use the information that you shared in my next job.

Zach J., Insurance industry

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-14T08:40:55-04:00

Zach J., Insurance industry

You gave me some excellent feedback and how to effectively use my abilities to further my career. ...I plan to use the information that you shared in my next job.
You are the most influential professional role model that has shaped how I operate as a manager. I want my team to have the experience working for me that I had working for you.

Jason S., Software industry

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-14T08:38:15-04:00

Jason S., Software industry

You are the most influential professional role model that has shaped how I operate as a manager. I want my team to have the experience working for me that I had working for you.
Amazing talk. [Break Out of Bias] was exactly what I needed to hear today. You inspire me. You're knowledgeable and also vulnerable in sharing your humanity. You show a way to move toward change. Wow, and thank you!

Barb S., Fellow Toastmaster

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-14T08:41:57-04:00

Barb S., Fellow Toastmaster

Amazing talk. [Break Out of Bias] was exactly what I needed to hear today. You inspire me. You're knowledgeable and also vulnerable in sharing your humanity. You show a way to move toward change. Wow, and thank you!
I would like to thank YOU for your motivation and encouragement at the TSAE New Ideas Conference. As a result of our conversation, I'm now putting all the movements in place to apply for and sit for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam next December! Positive interactions work!

Shirley LaVergne, Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

 

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-19T17:24:15-04:00

Shirley LaVergne, Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

 

Shirley LaVergne, CMP
I would like to thank YOU for your motivation and encouragement at the TSAE New Ideas Conference. As a result of our conversation, I'm now putting all the movements in place to apply for and sit for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam next December! Positive interactions work!
Amy presented just the right mix of instruction and interactivity to be sure that audience members understood the importance of a diverse workforce and had identified weaknesses our own networks. The assessment tool she introduced in the "Our Brains Are Biased: How to Break Out, Break In, and Break Through" webinar showed me the weaknesses in my own professional network (without making me feel exposed) and highlighted areas for improvement. She created an atmosphere of safety during the session which allowed us to ask potentially-sensitive questions knowing that her response would be professional and kind. This is an especially important session for new professionals to help them build their networks with intention and for those with well-established networks who may not yet realize the bias that they may be unconsciously supporting.

Melissa Heeke, CAE

Membership & Communications Director, Midwest Political Science Association

Find Melissa on LinkedIn

Amy C. Waninger
5.0
2017-07-26T08:03:18-04:00

Melissa Heeke, CAE

Membership & Communications Director, Midwest Political Science Association

Find Melissa on LinkedIn

Amy presented just the right mix of instruction and interactivity to be sure that audience members understood the importance of a diverse workforce and had identified weaknesses our own networks. The assessment tool she introduced in the "Our Brains Are Biased: How to Break Out, Break In, and Break Through" webinar showed me the weaknesses in my own professional network (without making me feel exposed) and highlighted areas for improvement. She created an atmosphere of safety during the session which allowed us to ask potentially-sensitive questions knowing that her response would be professional and kind. This is an especially important session for new professionals to help them build their networks with intention and for those with well-established networks who may not yet realize the bias that they may be unconsciously supporting.
Hello Amy,

I wanted to thank you for the dynamic presentation to the MBA students at Olivet College.
I have written to the program director requesting a note of thanks and/or letter of recommendation on Olivet letterhead. I will certainly provide one personally on Linkedin. And, of course, I will provide the feedback link to the students.

On another note, I am part of the Risk and Insurance Council at ________________ Association. This council is a very diverse group of professionals; definitely part of the movers and shakers in the industry. I'm trying to think how I might introduce you to this group and possibly have you speak/present in a future meeting.

Thank you!

Dr. Hema Chaurasia

Professor, Olivet College MBA Program

Amy C. Waninger
2019-04-16T16:33:34-04:00

Dr. Hema Chaurasia

Professor, Olivet College MBA Program

Hema Chaurasia
Hello Amy, I wanted to thank you for the dynamic presentation to the MBA students at Olivet College. I have written to the program director requesting a note of thanks and/or letter of recommendation on Olivet letterhead. I will certainly provide one personally on Linkedin. And, of course, I will provide the feedback link to the students. On another note, I am part of the Risk and Insurance Council at ________________ Association. This council is a very diverse group of professionals; definitely part of the movers and shakers in the industry. I'm trying to think how I might introduce you to this group and possibly have you speak/present in a future meeting. Thank you!
Amy was an awesome speaker at our Tidewater CPCU Chapter Diversity event! She was engaging and captivated the crowd.

Glenise Rooks, CPCU Society Tidewater Chapter Diversity Chair

Amy C. Waninger
5.0
2017-07-13T07:29:24-04:00

Glenise Rooks, CPCU Society Tidewater Chapter Diversity Chair

Speaker Amy C. Waninger & CPCU Society Tidewater Chapter Diversity Chair Glenise Rooks
Amy was an awesome speaker at our Tidewater CPCU Chapter Diversity event! She was engaging and captivated the crowd.
She was the BEST speaker I have heard in a while! Thank you!

Anonymous feedback from CPCU Society webinar participant

Amy C. Waninger
2018-12-20T14:49:45-04:00

Anonymous feedback from CPCU Society webinar participant

Creating a Learning Culture program
She was the BEST speaker I have heard in a while! Thank you!
By engaging with us and listening to our thoughts, you made me feel valued. Continue to focus on people in the audience. You're really doing a great job as a speaker!

Amanda M., Louisville, KY

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-15T16:34:15-04:00

Amanda M., Louisville, KY

By engaging with us and listening to our thoughts, you made me feel valued. Continue to focus on people in the audience. You're really doing a great job as a speaker!
The speaker was excellent

Anonymous feedback from CPCU Society webinar participant

Amy C. Waninger
2018-12-20T14:46:09-04:00

Anonymous feedback from CPCU Society webinar participant

Creating a Learning Culture program
The speaker was excellent
...[Y]ou helped me maneuver the corporate landscape by pulling my military skills that I learned as a sergeant in the military and applying them in corporate America, which is a totally different beast. You’ve also taught me how to be a versatile leader and how to advocate for my voice in the workplace, which can be challenging as a woman professional... The materials that you sent me and your check on my learning really helped me out...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldkhkSaneJ0">Jessica Hutson</a>

Sergeant, U.S. Army Reserve and Veterans Advocate, University of Phoenix

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-13T20:09:50-04:00

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldkhkSaneJ0">Jessica Hutson</a>

Sergeant, U.S. Army Reserve and Veterans Advocate, University of Phoenix

...[Y]ou helped me maneuver the corporate landscape by pulling my military skills that I learned as a sergeant in the military and applying them in corporate America, which is a totally different beast. You’ve also taught me how to be a versatile leader and how to advocate for my voice in the workplace, which can be challenging as a woman professional... The materials that you sent me and your check on my learning really helped me out...
Great points that I can apply to my job today!

Anonymous feedback from CPCU Society webinar participant

Amy C. Waninger
2018-12-20T14:46:59-04:00

Anonymous feedback from CPCU Society webinar participant

Creating a Learning Culture program
Great points that I can apply to my job today!
This was a 10 / 10

Anonymous feedback from CPCU Society webinar participant

Amy C. Waninger
5.0
2018-12-20T14:48:02-04:00

Anonymous feedback from CPCU Society webinar participant

Creating a Learning Culture program
This was a 10 / 10
I participated in one of Amy's Unconscious Bias Webinars and learned a ton. She has a great way to bring down the concepts to make them easy to understand and fun so you're bound to remember them. I still think about round heads vs square heads all the time, it really stuck with me! Excellent webinar. I learned a ton and highly recommend it!

Tony Cañas, Best-selling Author and Co-founder of InsNerds.com (Insurance Industry)

Amy C. Waninger
5.0
2017-07-26T07:57:22-04:00

Tony Cañas, Best-selling Author and Co-founder of InsNerds.com (Insurance Industry)

I participated in one of Amy's Unconscious Bias Webinars and learned a ton. She has a great way to bring down the concepts to make them easy to understand and fun so you're bound to remember them. I still think about round heads vs square heads all the time, it really stuck with me! Excellent webinar. I learned a ton and highly recommend it!
Amy was very effective in her presentation by using examples. This allows me to remember the concept so I can use it at the office. I am looking forward to hearing more from her.

L.S., Louisville, KY

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-15T16:27:41-04:00

L.S., Louisville, KY

Amy was very effective in her presentation by using examples. This allows me to remember the concept so I can use it at the office. I am looking forward to hearing more from her.
You have been a champion for me and helping me get my contributions noticed and seen. You have helped me feel comfortable reaching for things I may have been afraid or unsure of doing. You have encouraged me to think about situations from different perspectives, and sometimes you ask me questions I don't want to answer, because then I'm accountable for what I do with what I learn about myself.

Lisa E., Insurance industry

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-13T20:13:33-04:00

Lisa E., Insurance industry

You have been a champion for me and helping me get my contributions noticed and seen. You have helped me feel comfortable reaching for things I may have been afraid or unsure of doing. You have encouraged me to think about situations from different perspectives, and sometimes you ask me questions I don't want to answer, because then I'm accountable for what I do with what I learn about myself.
You used engaging personal examples. The examples helped me connect your key points to my own life. I'd like you to continue telling these personal anecdotes in future presentations. I really appreciate that you shared these stories with us! Thank you for coming today!

Nina S., Louisville, KY

Amy C. Waninger
2018-11-15T16:35:51-04:00

Nina S., Louisville, KY

You used engaging personal examples. The examples helped me connect your key points to my own life. I'd like you to continue telling these personal anecdotes in future presentations. I really appreciate that you shared these stories with us! Thank you for coming today!
I shared your name yesterday afternoon with two folks that were impacted [by a recent layoff]. I told them that if they want to discover more about the power of networks, subscribe to your site, etc., to email you. I told them it would change their life....and I mean it!

<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-waldstein-12b66583/">Erica Waldstein, J.D.</a>

Amy C. Waninger
2018-01-20T12:09:45-04:00

<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-waldstein-12b66583/">Erica Waldstein, J.D.</a>

Erica Waldstein, JD
I shared your name yesterday afternoon with two folks that were impacted [by a recent layoff]. I told them that if they want to discover more about the power of networks, subscribe to your site, etc., to email you. I told them it would change their life....and I mean it!
Amy presented "Moving from Panic to Purpose" for our chapter meeting. She was very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. She was able to answer all questions and was very professional. Her slides were easy to read, and she gave great examples. She did a fantastic job!

Amy C. Waninger
5.0
2018-01-24T13:56:39-04:00
Amy did a fantastic job! Would definitely hire her again!
Amy is articulate, organized, conversational, relatable, funny, and good a pausing and asking for questions throughout the call. Content was delivered as expected, in an organized/logical manner with relatable examples along the way. Amy is always a pleasure to speak to and work with!

Krista Loven, Team Lead and Veteran Advocate

American Corporate Partners (www.acp-usa.org)

Amy C. Waninger
5.0
2017-11-26T18:17:42-04:00

Krista Loven, Team Lead and Veteran Advocate

American Corporate Partners (www.acp-usa.org)

Krista Loven, ACP
Amy is articulate, organized, conversational, relatable, funny, and good a pausing and asking for questions throughout the call. Content was delivered as expected, in an organized/logical manner with relatable examples along the way. Amy is always a pleasure to speak to and work with!
Amy C. Waninger's "Lead at any Level" presentation on bias was a refreshing and useful presentation that offered many tools I will now use to expand the diversity and impact of my network.

As a career advisor who works largely with a non-traditional student population, it can be a challenge to express the value and importance of actively networking within our technology age.

This presentation offered tools like the CHAMP/IGGNORE model and language that I will rely upon to express that value to my clients, and help them as they grow professionally and personally.

Grace Donahue

Military Career Adviser, Southern New Hampshire University

Find Grace on LinkedIn

Amy C. Waninger
5.0
2018-02-03T17:03:54-04:00

Grace Donahue

Military Career Adviser, Southern New Hampshire University

Find Grace on LinkedIn

Amy C. Waninger's "Lead at any Level" presentation on bias was a refreshing and useful presentation that offered many tools I will now use to expand the diversity and impact of my network. As a career advisor who works largely with a non-traditional student population, it can be a challenge to express the value and importance of actively networking within our technology age. This presentation offered tools like the CHAMP/IGGNORE model and language that I will rely upon to express that value to my clients, and help them as they grow professionally and personally.
Amy was phenomenal! Her program resonated with our attendees and she knocked it out of the park. We loved that she participated in the conference as well before and after her speech. Not a lot of keynote speakers do that.

Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE)

Amy C. Waninger
2018-03-19T13:43:44-04:00

Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE)

ANTSHE 2018
Amy was phenomenal! Her program resonated with our attendees and she knocked it out of the park. We loved that she participated in the conference as well before and after her speech. Not a lot of keynote speakers do that.
Good, Well thought out presentation. Engaging. Interesting stats and easy flow.

Glenise Rooks, CPCU

Member, CPCU Society Diversity Committee and Diversity Chair, Tidewater CPCU Chapter

Amy C. Waninger
5.0
2017-07-26T08:00:25-04:00

Glenise Rooks, CPCU

Member, CPCU Society Diversity Committee and Diversity Chair, Tidewater CPCU Chapter

Good, Well thought out presentation. Engaging. Interesting stats and easy flow.

Anne Marie Mourhess

National Sales Manager

Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Amy C. Waninger
5.0
2018-03-23T21:46:15-04:00

Anne Marie Mourhess

National Sales Manager

Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

These are steps anyone can follow to improve their careers. The goals aren't so lofty that people can't actually do them. This is great! You gave me a lot to think about.

Terri G., Insurance industry

Amy C. Waninger
2017-07-14T09:33:13-04:00

Terri G., Insurance industry

These are steps anyone can follow to improve their careers. The goals aren't so lofty that people can't actually do them. This is great! You gave me a lot to think about.
Your work is unique. Beyond stating the theories regarding “isms,” you’re doing something about the diversity problem in business. I’ve read your words. I’ve heard your public voice. I’m excited. Keep pushing. It’s what the world needs.

Joynicole Martinez, DHSc, Founder and CEO of the Alchemist Agency

Amy C. Waninger
2018-05-16T23:00:42-04:00

Joynicole Martinez, DHSc, Founder and CEO of the Alchemist Agency

Joynicole Martinez, DHSc
Your work is unique. Beyond stating the theories regarding “isms,” you’re doing something about the diversity problem in business. I’ve read your words. I’ve heard your public voice. I’m excited. Keep pushing. It’s what the world needs.
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