Anti-Bias Workshops

Building an Inclusive Institution Culture

As an affiliate of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), AGB Search elevates an intentional focus on justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JDE&I) as a critical component of our partnerships with clients and candidates. Anti-bias efforts are essential to strengthening institutions and maintaining the integrity of the leadership search process.

AGB Search offers workshops and facilitated sessions to assist institutions in centering JDE&I in leadership searches. By addressing bias and implementing "selection safeguards," our programs can help your team collectively recognize and address biases that influence the search process, including the selection of candidate pools, finalists, and appointees, and the development of compensation packages.

Customized Anti-Bias Workshops

In consultation with your team, AGB Search will develop a customized anti-bias program designed for your institution's unique needs. Through a blend of case studies, interactive group activities, and facilitated discussion, AGB Search can help you find your next executive leader using a proven process designed to preserve the search's integrity.

About our Anti-Bias Facilitators

Dr. Kim Bobby, Ed.D., Principal, JDE&I Senior Advisor

Kim Bobby has had a distinguished career in the field of higher education prior to joining AGB Search, including having served as Chief Diversity Officer for the University of Puget Sound. Dr. Bobby has written and spoken on leadership development, creating an inclusive campus climate, appreciative inquiry, and creating effective leadership programs as a pipeline to achieving diverse campus leadership teams. Read more.

Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M. Executive Search Consultant

Shannon McCambridge brings proven expertise in the selection process and decades of higher education leadership to her work at AGB Search. In addition to an advanced degree in employment law, McCambridge’s professional background includes many years of practicing and teaching employment law. Read more.

Read the AGB Board of Directors' Statement on Justice, Equity, and Inclusion

Melissa K. Trotta


Melissa K. Trotta
Associate Managing Principal and Senior Vice President for Client Development