DEIB Resources



Supporting Allyship and Anti-racism at Work (48 min): While racism and discrimination are systemic problems that persist, each of us can play a role in helping to eliminate them in our professional environments. In this course, Dana Brownlee, an expert on organizational effectiveness, teaches you the three primary ways racism shows up in the workplace and provides practical strategies that employees at all levels can apply to build a better culture that supports historically underrepresented groups.

How to Speak Up Against Racism at Work (50 min): Regardless of role or level, employees often want to speak up against offensive/racist comments or questionable practices, but they don’t know how to do it. In this course, Dana Brownlee, an expert in communication effectiveness and facilitation, shares specific techniques and practices that anyone can use to address these uncomfortable situations with clarity, focus, and impact.

Driving Change and Anti-Racism (16 min): We have entered a new era of understanding regarding issues of race. Now is the time to advocate for change in the workplace—to address structural inequalities and embark on active anti-racism. But how do you effectively drive company-wide change? Discover an approach that will turn your passion into persuasion and bring real results. Director of the American Negotiation Institute Kwame Christian explains how to have the difficult conversations you need to create a more equitable future at your organization. Learn how to identify exactly what needs to change—and ways to get leadership to commit—and define your vision for success. Once you have your plan, you can use the tools and techniques Kwame introduces for negotiating change, driving accountability, maintaining focus, and overcoming emotion. In closing, he identifies resources for practicing self-care when performing the hard work of anti-racism. These tactics will help you advocate for equality and combat the forces of racism that exist at a structural level in many organizations.

Gender Identity and Expression

Using Gender-Inclusive Language at Work (55 min):  Language shapes the way we understand ourselves, our world, and our relationships. The words we use can create a sense of belonging, but they can also be exclusionary without our realizing it, particularly when they touch on elements of our unique identities such as gender, race and ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and more. In this course, instructor Lori Nishiura Mackenzie shows you how to create and hold space for others by using gender-inclusive language at work.

Learn about the importance of inclusive language and how it relates to workplace culture and belonging. Lori walks you through core concepts related to gender, gendered language, binary and nonbinary associations, hierarchies, and archetypes. She demonstrates practical ways to help others feel welcome by you. By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped with new strategies to incorporate gender-inclusive language into your daily practices at work to foster a sense of belonging for yourself and others around you.

Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees (35 min):  Have you ever felt there was an aspect of yourself that you needed to hide at work? Have you ever worked in an environment where you felt unsafe? For many in the LGBTQ+ community, these feelings are everyday realities, and the pressure to cover important aspects of themselves creates barriers that do not allow them to bring their full selves to their jobs. In this course, diversity, equity, and inclusion thought leader, Rhodes Perry, teaches a framework on how you can engage in acts of allyship to support your LGBTQ+ colleagues. He also offers strategies for organizational leaders to build an LGBTQ+ inclusive organization. Rhodes provides practical examples of LGBTQ+ workplace experiences, explains the value of creating a workplace that gives your LGBTQ+ colleagues what they need to be successful at work, and how individuals and organizations can move LGBTQ+ inclusion forward.

Out and Proud:  Approaching LGBT issues in the Workplace (19 min):  Attracting and maintaining a diverse workforce offers a slew of benefits to organizations. It boosts innovation and problem-solving by providing access to an array of experiences and ideas, helps ensure that more workers feel that they belong, and more. In this course, instructor Jacqui Lloyd lays out why diversity and inclusion matters for businesses, how professionals who identify as LGBT can feel more confident about coming out at work, and how allies can help create a more inclusive work environment. Using her own experiences as a visible and proud out gay woman, Jacqui explains how coming out can help you personally and professionally. Plus, learn why, regardless of your sexual orientation, it’s important to be aware of the role you can play as an ally in supporting your LGBT colleagues.


Inclusive Mindset (55 min): Creating an inclusive environment is not a passive act. Rather, it is a skill that can be learned and improved upon with humility, bravery, and dedication. Inclusive communicators are better able to recruit, retain talent, navigate conflict, and develop buy-in in their work environment. In this course, learn about the importance of fostering an inclusive mindset in the workplace and how to implement beneficial changes in your organization. Examine the research about the critical roles that diversity and belonging play in business. Find out how to cultivate spaces that are safe by acknowledging common challenges that can come from privilege, mistakes, ignorance, or insensitivity. Discover how to promote allyship. Dereca Blackmon covers each of these areas to help you grow as an individual and to help you support others.

Inclusive Mindset for Committed Allies (23 min): What does it mean to become a true ally? This question is more relevant now than ever. True allies start with an inclusive mindset based on three basic principles: be brave, be humble, and be dedicated. Discover how to put these principles into practice, become a better ally, and be the change you want to see in the world. In this course, Dereca Blackmon—CEO of Inclusion Design Group—helps you understand the diversity and inclusion concepts underlying an inclusive mindset and conduct a self-inventory to identify the motivations driving your allyship actions. Next, she explains how to practice humble allyship that puts marginalized voices first. Lastly, learn how to continue your journey by dedicating yourself to education and practicing allyship in real-world situations.

How to Support Colleagues from Underrepresented Groups (33 min): In this course, author and ally Maxie McCoy shares practical advice for uplifting and supporting marginalized colleagues, especially women. First, Maxie explores how four ways of being generous to your connections yields generosity back, as well as how a scarcity mindset can keep you from supporting others. Maxie then discusses recognizing your own privilege and using it in support of marginalized colleagues. She teaches you that by focusing on what you can uniquely offer, you’re able to provide meaningful support, versus overpromising and underdelivering. She lists the three Rs of meaningful support: ritualized, repeatable, and regular interactions. Maxie concludes with a small but impactful challenge that should inspire you to offer support based on where you are now and what you have to give in the moment.

Becoming an Ally to All (30 min): All organizations face barriers to diversity and inclusion, such as implicit bias and stereotyping. One key solution to these challenges is allyship. Allyship is integral to diversity efforts because it allows those who are at lower risk of discrimination the opportunity to advocate for others to gain visibility, validity, and credibility for their work and their contributions. Join Kenji Yoshino, renowned NYU Law professor and director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, to learn why allyship is important, how to become an ally, and how to grow as an ally along a three-stage maturity curve. Using the innovative concept of the Empathy Triangle, and a set of realistic scenarios, this course teaches allies how to reach wise allyship decisions, help people affected by non-inclusive behavior, and relate to sources of non-inclusive behavior.

Develop Interpersonal Skills for Inclusive Workplaces (42m)

Strong interpersonal skills are a workplace imperative, regardless of your role or level. In this course, professional development manager Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn shows you how to develop interpersonal skills such as self-awareness, dealing with disagreement, and deep listening, while engaging with colleagues one-on-one and in group settings. She goes over how you can strengthen relationships through routines and rituals, as well as how to identify and prioritize interpersonal relationships. This course helps you move toward inclusive actions and build the skills you need to support an inclusive work culture.