Diversity Dialogue Webinars

September Diversity Dialogue:

Unconscious Linguistic Bias: Innovative Psycholinguistic-Based Strategies to Dramatically Increase the Representation of Minority Executives in Leadership and Governance Positions

Wednesday, September 27, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET // Noon - 1:30 p.m. CT // 10:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET


Overview: Unconscious linguistic bias affects us all, though we do not have these biases intentionally. There are many negative consequences of linguistic bias, however, and they contribute to why minority candidates are not well-represented in higher-level executive positions. Dr. Latterman combines psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, and social psychological principles to enable leaders to uncover these biases and to help prevent unconscious linguistic bias from unintentionally affecting decision-making. In this webinar, she will provide participants with nuanced, research-based strategies designed to help mitigate the effects of unconscious linguistic bias. This will allow organizations to more easily and successfully diversify their leadership and governance teams.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what linguistic bias is and how it can negatively affect our decisions
  • Discover the connections between how leaders sound and their upward trajectory
  • Learn concrete strategies, designed to increase the representation of minority executives in the highest-level leadership positions, that can begin to be implemented immediately

Featured Speaker: Caroline Latterman, Ph.D., M.S.Ed., Founder, Linguistic Consulting.

Click here for Caroline's biography.

Price: Complimentary for Institute members, $99 for non-Institute members.




Upcoming Diversity Dialogue Webinars - Save the Date:

October Diversity Dialogue - Waiting for Health Equity

October 24, 2017 12:00 CT // Presented by Center for Health Progress


Equity of Care Award – Three Part Series

The series provides demonstrated examples from hospitals and health systems on what they are doing to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity and inclusion within their organizations


Part 1: November 20, 2017, Noon CT, featuring honoree Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Part 2: December 13, 2017, Noon CT, featuring honorees Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, IL and Cone Health, Greensboro, NC


About the Diversity Dialogue Webinar Series:


Diversity Dialogue Webinars are one of the most popular programs offered by the Institute. Each month, a different nationally renowned speaker discusses a topic of pressing concern in health care. While enjoying the audio presentation, attendees log in via a computer and view the accompanying slideshow presentation.

Past speakers have included Dr. Ram Raju, President & CEO of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Dr. Elena Rios, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association, Margaret Kraak and Nakisha Pugh with OFCCP, Jack Lynch, President and CEO of Main Line Health, and Brett Tschurtz with The Joint Commission. 

The Diversity Dialogue Webinars are COMPLIMENTARY for Institute members and $99 for non-Institute members. Institute members receive free access to ALL Diversity Dialogue webinars. 

For more information about the Institute's Diversity Dialogues, please contact Deborah Myles, project and operations, at (312) 422-2693 or dmyles_tmp@aha.org.


For more information on membership with the Institute, please click here or contact Pamela Janniere at pjanniere@aha.org.

Webinar Topic Suggestions?

Is there an area in health care relative to equity, cultural competency, or best practices that you would like to hear more about in our Diversity Dialogue series? If so, please contact Jetaun Mallett at (312) 422-2692 or jmallett@aha.org. Our webinar series continues to be one of the most popular resources because our members provide topic and speaker suggestions. 

Archived Diversity Dialogues

All Diversity Dialogue webinars are recorded and available for three months from the date of presentation.  Click here to view the list of available archived Diversity Dialogues.  To request a recording, please email institute@aha.org.