Call Lead at Any Level at 317-989-9600

Program: Network Beyond Bias

Network Beyond Bias Program Banner

Program Description

Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce and community around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities for your career and your company. Learn about the challenges we all face in making meaningful connections, the impacts of these missed connections, and how to recognize and overcome them. This session will help you remove the artificial barriers that may be keeping you from your next mentor, star hire, or big customer.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role unconscious bias plays in everyday decision-making
  • Recognize how you may be engaging in and affected by affinity bias
  • Identify inclusive behaviors and effective networking strategies
  • Assess the breadth and depth of your own professional network

Target Audience

  • Emerging and aspiring leaders
  • Early- to mid-level professionals
  • College students
  • Senior leaders
    (with minor modifications)

On-site Program Options

Minimum session length: 1 hour
Half-day, full-day, and multiple day configurations available. Interactive activities vary to support your organization’s specific goals.

Virtual Program Options

  • 60-minute live webinar
  • 90-minute live webinar
  • 60-minute recorded webinar

Client and Audience Feedback

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)

Lead at Any Level
5.0
2017-07-26T07:57:22+00:00

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!
It was an open and frank discussion on subjects that aren't often discussed not only in a business environment, but not often in our personal lives as well.

Bruce Fisher, CPCU

Marketing and Sales Representative, The Institutes

Find Bruce on LinkedIn

Lead at Any Level
4.0
2017-11-26T18:13:59+00:00

Bruce Fisher, CPCU

Marketing and Sales Representative, The Institutes

Find Bruce on LinkedIn

It was an open and frank discussion on subjects that aren't often discussed not only in a business environment, but not often in our personal lives as well.

Anne Marie Mourhess

National Sales Manager

Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lead at Any Level
5.0
2018-03-23T21:46:15+00:00

Anne Marie Mourhess

National Sales Manager

Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

Lead at Any Level
5.0
2018-08-23T16:49:36+00:00

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.
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

Lead at Any Level
5.0
2017-07-26T08:00:25+00:00

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.
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

Lead at Any Level
5.0
2018-02-03T17:03:54+00:00

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)

Lead at Any Level
2018-03-19T13:43:44+00:00

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.
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

Lead at Any Level
2017-07-14T09:33:13+00:00

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.
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

Lead at Any Level
2017-12-30T09:23:26+00:00

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 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

Lead at Any Level
5.0
2017-07-26T08:03:18+00:00

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.
4.9
7

Bring This Program to Your Organization

Call 317-989-9600, email us, or complete the form below.

Lead at Any Level
%d bloggers like this: