28-May-2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Northern Alberta Chapter presents
Unconscious Bias - Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare

May 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Eastern Time

Guest Speaker: Marni Panas, Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion for
Alberta Health Services, Recipient of the CCHL 2019 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award

Marni Panas is the Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion with Alberta Health Services where she is dedicated to creating safer, more welcoming and inclusive health care related environments. She holds a degree in Health Administration and a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional. Marni has contributed to legislation and policy protecting human rights for individuals at the provincial and federal levels in Canada. She has also been invited to share her experiences and expertise on inclusive health and cultural safety for diverse health care providers, patients and their families locally, nationally and internationally.

Are you biased? Well I am. And you are, too. We’re all biased. Biases are attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. Bias is activated involuntarily, without intention or control. Unconscious bias causes us to make quick and often, inaccurate judgments based on limited facts and our own life experiences. These judgments can give individuals and groups both an unearned advantage and an unearned disadvantage.

In our everyday lives, when people don’t fit our internalized expectations, we can sometimes have difficulty seeing their talents, motivations and potential clearly … this means we interact with them less effectively. Recognizing we have bias and where our biases come from is one of the first, and the biggest, steps in dealing with the impact of our bias.

This session explores how our brains form unconscious judgments. We review various forms of bias and how those biases impact the decisions we make and our interactions with each other. We will also explore strategies to reduce bias in our day to day lives.

Cost: (Taxes Included)

CCHL Member / Student Member:


*Webinar details will be provided following registration

Thank you to our sponsors!

May 22nd: (5-8pm) Northern Alberta Chapter AGM & Guest Speaker: Dr. Verna Yiu, President & CEO, Alberta Health
Services - Royal Glenora Club

Event details and registration information to follow

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.