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Designing for Worldview: Unconscious Bias Awareness

Categories: TAHRA Learning Lab

Presented by Ashley Philippsen
Leadership Tulsa

We all have unconscious bias. We are also all creative. A new set of tools offers an invitation to think differently about the design thinking learning experience.

The underlying thesis of ‘Design for Worldview’ -- that we all share an innate creativity even as we share innate, unconscious bias and our creativity can and should be leveraged to disrupt our biases -- presents an opportunity to think differently about both unconscious bias awareness and the introduction-to-design-thinking experience. We hope you will accept this invitation to make this an experience that works best for you, your team, your organization or even your family and friends.

Ashley Philippsen is the founding director of LEAD North, leading the program’s transition from North Tulsa Development Council (NTDC) in the fall of 2015. Prior to this appointment, Ashley served as Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development at Teach For America – Oklahoma. In addition to leading a team of instructional coaches toward outcomes, Ashley designed and facilitated diversity, equity, and Inclusion learning experiences for the Oklahoma corps from 2014-2016.

She began her career as a 2007 Teach For America corps member in Houston. Ashley continued her work in ensuring students received an excellent education by serving as the founding Dean of Students at YES Prep Brays Oaks. Ashley studied Letters at the University of Oklahoma and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Human Relations with an emphasis in Organizational Dynamics and Diversity & Development at OU-Tulsa.

She currently serves on the board for Tulsa Legacy Charter Schools as the chair of Teaching & Learning as well as the Brady Heights Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. She is a member of Tulsa Area United Way’s neXtulsa Executive Non-Profit Executive Leadership Class 2 and the Junior League of Tulsa. She is the chair of the Second Grade Art Program at Hawthorne Elementary . Ashley is a certified ZUMBA instructor for YMCA Tulsa and teaches Sunday school at First United Methodist Church. She resides in Tulsa with her husband and son.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This program is valid for 2.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

TAHRA is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 2.0 HR (Business) credit towards a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

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October 26, 2017 | 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Registration Ended

OSU Tulsa North Hall - Room 108
700 North Greenwood Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74106

OSU Tulsa North Hall - Room 108
700 North Greenwood Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74106