February 2022 AMA Member Meeting
Venus V. Piñeyro:
Unconscious Bias and How It Can Affect Mediation
Join AMA for our February member meeting as we welcome Venus V. Piñeyro, Founder & CEO of Vector U and President of The Inclusion Institute.
Bias is a part of the human daily experience. When we are aware of it, we can name it and take deliberate action so that our intentions to be impartial will mirror our actions. In the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution we have an ethical responsibility to actively search for and eliminate conscious and unconscious bias. In this course, we will learn what unconscious bias is, understand why it occurs, and share examples of the impact of bias on our mediations. We will leave with actionable steps we can take as mediators to ensure we are fair and neutral in our interactions.
Topic: Unconscious Bias and How It Can Affect Mediation
Location: Virtual ZOOM
When: Friday, February 18, 2022
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
One (1) hour of mediator continuing education, including one (1) hour of mediator ethics, for attendees!
One (1) hour of MCLE (NOT including MCLE ethics) accredited by the State Bar of Texas.
Registration for our February 2022 meeting is free to AMA Members and non-members! Those attorneys who wish to receive MCLE credit are asked to pay a $5 fee to offset the cost of MCLE sponsorship. Registration is limited to 100 total participants.
About the Speaker: Venus V. Piñeyro
Venus is a thinker, problem solver and knowledge integrator and synthesizer. She is passionate about democratizing access for historically disadvantaged communities through technology. Her areas of interest include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Conflict Resolution, Change Management, Innovation, Leadership Coaching and the role of social media and AI in shaping our future.
Venus spent over 15 years in Fortune 50 companies using the power of data as a means to solve business problems. She is certain that technology and innovation powered by diverse and inclusive businesses can and will enhance the way people live, learn, and commune in the 21st century and beyond.
Her expertise leading the delivery of global transformation projects, has led to the awareness that Equity, Diversity and Inclusion have direct ties to the bottom line. Her professional capabilities include Change & Conflict Management, Global Program Delivery, Strategy definition and implementation as well Leadership Coaching.
In addition, her interest in human behavior as a means to solve problems has led her to become a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner and Mediator/Arbitrator. She believes that awareness and focused (short-term) interventions can lead to increase productivity in teams, develop mature leadership capabilities and enhance effective communication across all levels in an organization.
Personally, she is an advocate to end domestic violence, and supports the uplifting of the Latino community. Finally, Venus believes that although our individual journey is unique when we use our talents and reflect on our personal truth, we contribute to a stronger more united global community.