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Heathcare Symposium Focuses on Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

GREENSBURG, PA, March 29, 2018 …Excela Health hosts its annual employer-focused health care symposium, Friday, April 20, 2018, at Excela Square at Latrobe, 100 Excela Health Drive. This year’s topic: “Unconscious Bias: A focus on Recruiting a Diverse Workforce and Creating a Culture of Acceptance.”

Attendees will learn how unconscious bias can stymie diversity, recruiting, and retention
efforts, and unknowingly shape an organization’s culture. Unconscious biases are opinions, stereotypes, and attitudes formed about individuals or certain groups of people outside one’s own conscious awareness. This can occur when someone is of a different gender, age, ethnicity, race, etc.

Panel presentations by Excela Health physicians and members of the Westmoreland
County Diversity Coalition will highlight the community’s advancements in acceptance and what is yet to be done.

Keynote speaker Pam Connelly, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at the
The University of Pittsburgh will discuss strategies and tactics that create a stronger culture of inclusion.

The symposium is free, but seating is limited. Register online at by April 16.

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