January HRMA Monthly Meeting **Virtual Only**

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Prevent and Avoid Implicit Biases in the Workplace


Prevent and Avoid Implicit Biases in the Workplace

HRMA Monthly Luncheon

January 18, 2022

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM

(Registration closes on Friday, January 14, 2021)

Guest Speaker: 

Cathryn McGill


New Mexico Black Leadership Council


The New Mexico Black Leadership Council (NMBLC) works to foster sustainable leadership, create inclusive opportunities, develop multicultural capacity, and cultivate progressive partnerships that support Black communities. NMBLC has strong ties to New Mexico with its grassroots beginnings as a community action committee formed in 2010 then evolving into an established nonprofit entity in 2019. NMBLC’s extensive history spans across 10 years. Presently, NMBLC serves as the largest Black-led nonprofit in New Mexico known for making significant strides in building a social profit sector for Blacks/African Americans and other communities of color. NMBLC provides community-driven services including voter registration drives and roundtables, mental health conferences, youth education programs, community development initiatives, and leadership development offerings.

The Learning Objectives Include:

 Past example of 3-4 learning objectives are provided below. 

● Understand terminologies such as microaggressions and implicit biases in the workplace.  

● Observing key practices surrounding performance evaluations, pay increases, work assignments and how to prevent/avoid implicit biases in these areas.

● Recognizing workplace racism and how it may manifest.  

About Our Speaker

Cathryn McGill, a 2012 YWCA Women On the Move Award winner, 2013 University of New Mexico Africana Studies “Person of the Year”, 2014 NM Business First Woman of Influence and Creative Albuquerque Brazos Award recipient and 2021 Albuquerque Business First Diverse Business Leader designee is a seasoned nonprofit & public administrator, an accomplished producer and a favorite featured singer/songwriter/actress in the Southwest. McGill is Founder/Director of the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee, Rainbow Studio Theater, the state’s only professional African American theater troupe and currently, the New Mexico Black Leadership Council. McGill has held senior management positions at the City of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center and the New Mexico Jazz Workshop.

Cathryn describes herself as a cultural griot (pronounced gree-oh)—a musician, a storyteller and a unifier. Cathryn’s life passion and vocation is arts-based community development (e.g. – using the arts to strengthen and bolster marginalized communities and individuals). The New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee, now going into its 11th year, founded by Ms. McGill is working year round to strengthen the African American community from the inside out. Since 2013, the NMBHOC inaugurated a culturally relevant summer arts leadership academy for youth aged 8 – 16 with apprenticeship opportunities for older youth. The camp is designed to teach leadership and self-esteem utilizing the arts as a tool. Annually, the organization produces an annual slate of events from January – July to celebrate and bring awareness to the significant contributions African Americans have made to the state’s cultural landscape. The New Mexico Black Leadership Council is tasked with managing a viable and sustainable social profit sector targeted at serving the needs of Black New Mexicans. The ultimate goal for all programming is to create true multiculturalism in New Mexico.



Don't forget to purchase your student raffle tickets for the January luncheon! 

All proceeds help fund HR student scholarships. 

January prizes include:

-The Big Book of HR 10th Anniversary Edition by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem

- Cutting Boards from Warped Wood Works New Mexico

-$50 Amazon gift card- Thank you to Arrow Technology Solutions, LLC

-$50 Gift card- Thank you to Southwestern HR Consulting, Inc.

January 18th, 2022 11:15 AM through  1:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Virtual $25.00
Board Member Virtual $0.00
Pre-Paid Event Bundle Virtual $0.00
Student Virtual $0.00