View Bryan Hubain’s presentation.

None of us want to harbor unconscious biases or practice thoughtless micro aggressions. These attitudes and actions, in fact, may hamper personal and business goals. That’s where the Feb. 6 Insight Studio workshop provided help.

Bryan Hubain, assistant dean of students and director of Cal Poly’s Cross-Cultural Centers, led an Insight Studio workshop on “Inclusive Leadership.” The sell-out event offered Chamber members of all leadership levels a unique opportunity to learn how to be more inclusive in the workplace.

Hubain is instrumental in leading conversations about race and identity at Cal Poly. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education, and served as diversity specialist at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

An attendee commented that Hubain modeled “a gentle way to introduce a tough topic,” by helping participants recognize and redirect their own unconscious biases. He also presented the traits of inclusive leadership and explored how diversity makes for healthier business outcomes. A quiz allowed participants to test their leadership inclusivity.

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The workshop included a specific, overarching understanding of what it means to be an inclusive leader. It means treating people and groups fairly without stereotyping; understanding and valuing members of the group who may be different from yourself; and leveraging diversity and inclusion to make better business decisions.

The workshop sparked open discussion and sharing. “The presentation was very interactive and I had many key takeaways to use not only in my professional role, but also personally as well,” remarked an attendee.

If you missed this Insight Studio event, you can review Hubain’s presentation—and test your own inclusivity awareness—in the online PDF workbook, here.