SGMP Sacramento Chapter 


      The very
successful Annual Silent Auction is complete, so it's back to education! 
The chapter's November education meeting is happening this week!
November 3 Chapter Meeting

"Raising Awareness of Unconscious Bias in the Workplace"

Presented by Dr. Adrienne Thompson

Unconscious biases are created and reinforced by our environments and experiences. Our mind is constantly processing information, often times without our conscious awareness. When we are moving fast or lack all the data, our unconscious biases fill in the gaps, influencing everything from product decisions to our interactions with co-workers. There is a growing body of research surrounding unconscious bias and how we can prevent it from negatively impacting our decision-making. The goal of this presentation is to be aware of how unconscious bias can affect our perceptions, decisions, and interactions. It is aimed at raising awareness, sparking conversation, and initiating action. Identified takeaways include:
  • Understand key concepts of unconscious (implicit) bias; and how it can manifest into assumptions, stereotyping, and micro-aggressions.
  • Identify more than a dozen cognitive errors and shortcuts that can cloud evaluations in decision-making.
  • Utilize key strategies to rise above unconscious bias and cognitive errors.
Dr. Thompson is Director of Institutional Culture/Climate and Community Engagement with the UC Davis Health System in Sacramento.

Buca di Beppo
1249 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825
Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed the food, prizes, fun, and friendship at the annual Silent Auction event at the McClellan Conference Center.  Thank you to all who supported the Silent Auction, the Purple Bag Raffles, the Live Auction, and the Special Raffle. Thank you to Jose Ocanas, Ramada-Modesto, for stepping in at the last minute to help with the Live Auction.  CONGRATULATIONS to LeAnn Fong-Batkin for winning the $500 cash prize. 
2% of the funds raised (approximately $14,000) will be donated to our chose charity, WEAVE.
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November 30, Holiday Luncheon, Hilton Hotel, Sacramento (precedes Seasonal Spectacular)
January 12, 2017: Residence Inn by Marriott, Sacramento
February 2, 2017, Chapter Meeting, location TBD
March 2-5, 2017, CGMP certification class/exam, Homewood Suites, Oakland
BUNCO night: TBD (February or March 2017
October Program Review:  Need a Lyft? The Ins & Outs of 21st Century Transportation
The explosive growth of the rideshare industry over the past few years prompted the program committee to take a closer look at the impact this emerging vertical is having on our SGMP members and the meetings and travel industry as a whole. 
This past October 6, Casey Hales, Strategic Account Executive from Lyft joined SGMP members at the Lake Natoma Inn for an informative session on the many tools available to both individuals and businesses responsible for logistics and travel. From scheduling rides that arrive within minutes to offering coupon codes for group functions and VIP transfers, from setting up custom reports regarding usage, to easily identifiable pick up and drop off locations on large campuses. The depth and breadth of these services and the very impressive technology employed were a surprise to many and are not to be ignored when discussing logistics solutions for your next meeting and for your staff travelers. It didn't hurt that Bill Amaral, Statewide Travel Program, Department of General Services, gave thumbs up for the efficiency of using this type of transportation option. 
We only see this service growing in popularity, safety, and cost efficiency. Many in the room shared personal experiences in the ease of use. And with the passage of AB No. 229, these transportation services are reimbursable... you can even customize receipts with the touch of a button
(submitted by Cindi Williams, CMP)
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