Diversity Symposium: Implicit Bias & Decision Making
2nd Annual Diversity Symposium

Implicit Bias: Subconscious attitudes or stereotypes, both favorable and not, that affect our understanding, actions and decisions. 

Our second annual Diversity Symposium explores implicit bias, and in particular how it plays out in workplace dynamics, impacts professional and company success, and influences decision making. Join us for insight into one of today’s most critical issues for business professionals and progressive firms.

Many companies are addressing this issue head on. Click here to learn about Facebook’s extensive program.


Professor Kimberly Elsbach will provide an overview of implicit bias and lead interactive exercises.

Panel Discussion

Dean Ann Huff Stevens will moderate the discussion.

Roundtable Discussion

Over lunch, discuss what you have learned and the impacts of implicit bias on your life and your career.

Our Dynamic Community

The Graduate School of Management is committed to building equity, inclusion and diversity across our community.

We are grateful to Professor Chih-Ling Tsai for underwriting this event.




Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center
530 Alumni Lane
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616

Find directions to the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center here.


Parking is available at Parking Lot 1 across from the Welcome Center or in the South Entry Parking Structure. A $9 permit is required to park and permits are available from kiosks located in the lot.

Suggested Attire

Suggested attire is business casual. View current weather conditions.

GSM Book Project: Blind Spot

In concert with our Diversity Symposium, we are holding informal lunchtime discussions of the book Blind Spot by Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald throughout March. Click here for discussion dates and more info.