Attribution Bias Impact on Veterans

Power Skills


Event Description

As part of our ongoing series on Unconscious Bias in the workplace, this discussion will focus on Attribution Bias, with a specific emphasis on its impact on veterans. Unconscious biases can pose significant obstacles, often invisible yet powerful enough to hinder progress and sever valuable connections. Unfortunately, this is all too common for veterans, a diverse community rich in potential but frequently overlooked due to lingering misconceptions and harmful assumptions.

How can we tap into the wealth of experience that veterans bring to the table? How do we break free from attribution bias and create a more inclusive workplace that values their contributions?

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion aimed at unlocking the potential of veterans, fostering understanding, and cultivating a workplace culture that honors their service and expertise – from the Battlefield to the Boardroom.


Learning Objectives

  • Empower Project Managers and other professionals in recognizing and confronting unconscious biases targeting veterans in the workplace.
  • Explore methods for fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace environment conducive to veterans' success and optimal contribution.
  • Challenge prevailing narratives surrounding veterans and advocate for a deeper comprehension of their diverse and valuable contributions to an inclusive workforce.
  • Equip participants with the tools and resources necessary to advocate for inclusive hiring practices and policies that recognize and value the unique skills and experiences of veterans.



  • 12:00 - 12:10pm: Registration 
  • 12:10 - 12:15pm: Opening Speech/Introduction.
  • 12:15 - 1:00pm: Discussion. Deep dive
  • 1:00 - 1:20pm: Q&A
  • 1:20 – 1:30pm: Closing




Donald P. Carter - Senior Director | Program Manager | Strategic Planner | Veteran Advocate - LinkedIn

LTC (Ret.) Donald P. Carter is currently a Director of Product Management for Loyalty Solution at Fiserv, Inc (NYSE: FI), global leader in financial services and payments technology solution for financial institutions, businesses, and consumers.  The Company serves clients in more than 100 countries and is consistently rated as one of the world’s most admired companies by Forbes Magazine.

Over a 24-year military career, LTC (Ret.) Carter has served in multiple key developmental assignments throughout the Army and Joint force, from tactical to strategic level commands. His last assignment prior to retirement, was as the Commander of the 717th Military Intelligence Battalion at the National Security Agency in Texas.    

LTC (Ret). Carter currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife and two daughters.



Eric Harrison - Program Manager at REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. | Army Veteran | Mentor - LinkedIn

Eric Harrison is a Program Manager for REDCOM Laboratories where he works to foster existing relationships with customers and partners, ensuring they stay updated and informed of REDCOM’s capabilities and solutions.

Eric retired from the U.S. Army in 2022 as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving in a variety of command and staff positions for more than two decades. He’s been privileged to serve around the world to include assignments in Germany, Hawaii, the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, Texas, Korea, and at Rochester Institute of Technology Army ROTC, developing future Army officers. Eric has also completed three combat deployments to Iraq.

Eric is the recipient of multiple military awards and decorations. He is a graduate of the University of North Georgia and has a Master’s in Policy Management from Georgetown University, and a Master’s in Management and Leadership from Webster University.

Eric is proud to serve as a volunteer Mentor with American Corporate Partners and a volunteer Board Member with the Town of Perinton’s Zoning Board of Appeals. In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.



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Type of category: Virtual

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: May 24th, 2024

Hour: 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Number of PDUs: 1.5


Students: $5.00

Members: $10.00

Non members: $20.00