Clear Law's DEI training suite supports positive employee engagement and includes four online training courses: Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions, Bystander Intervention, and Inclusive Language. While Clear Law recommends that employers train their employees on all four topics as part of regular professional development, you can also choose to train on one topic individually.
An effective diversity, equity and inclusion program should cover a wide variety of scenarios and potential situations that can occur in the workplace. The training needs to teach employees that everyone can be both a victim and a perpetrator of bias and/or microaggressions. Regardless of an employee's protected characteristics such as race, gender, disability, or age, they may also be the victim of bias or microaggressions based on other characteristics, such as height, weight, or appearance. Effective diversity training in the workplace will go beyond the basics and train employees on the variety of different biases they could hold and how to combat them.
Clear Law’s interactive online DEI training focuses on the practical steps employees can take to create a more positive, inclusive workplace. Specifically, the courses included in this inclusion training program challenge learners to explore the nuances of unconscious biases, how to avoid and respond to microaggressions, how unwanted harassment in the workplace can be prevented with bystander intervention, and how to use inclusive language in the workplace to make our communication both more respectful and more effective. DEI training is an essential element in creating an inclusive culture. Download our NEW free eBook to learn Why You Need a DEI Training Program.
Clear Law’s Unconscious Bias interactive online training goes beyond detailing the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace to focus on practical steps employees can take to create a more positive workplace and increase employee engagement. Specifically, the course challenges learners to explore the nuances of unconscious, implicit biases, and how our own biases can impact our judgements and decisions about others at work.
The Unconscious Bias training addresses a wide variety of hidden biases, common examples are those based on race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, and sexual orientation. The training also addresses biases based on a variety of personal characteristics such as height, weight, and attractiveness.
The training focuses on providing practical guidance that learners can implement immediately in their workplace to help reduce the negative impact of bias and promote a diverse and inclusive workplace culture.
When we think of discrimination, we often think of blatant, intentional acts of bias. The problem of workplace discrimination, however, goes beyond overt, intentional acts of discrimination. Even if we don't mean to offend others, our words or actions can sometimes communicate bias and make others feel excluded. These subtle acts of exclusion are often referred to as "microaggressions."
In this course, you will learn:
Bystander Intervention is when a witness, or bystander, steps in to diffuse harassment or other inappropriate behavior. Research has shown that of all the types of online training programs for the workplace, bystander intervention training is the one training most likely to have a measurable impact on decreasing harassment. Clear Law Institute's bystander intervention training teaches learners:
You will also learn about the three “I’s”
Clear Law Institute offers a 1-hour version that complies with the Chicago law for annual harassment training.
The goal of communication is that the listener understands the meaning you are trying to convey. If listeners feel left out or offended by the words you use, they may not receive the intended message. By being aware of the way others might interpret the language we use, we can make sure that listeners feel included and our message is heard. This course teaches how to use inclusive language in the workplace to make our communication both more respectful and more effective.
In this course, you will learn how to:
Sometimes basic DEI training can seem obvious. People rarely set out to purposefully discriminate against their colleagues. But unconscious, implicit bias—or biases that we might not even be aware we have—are a major threat to creating inclusive, diverse workplaces. Effective training will teach staff what unconscious biases are, how to recognize those biases in themselves, and how to combat their effect on the workplace. In order to be effective - diversity, equity, and inclusion training should take a multi-pronged approach that teaches not only the basics of diversity and inclusion, but also how to create diversity, foster inclusion, and how to combat threats to equity within the workplace. Specific DEI topics, like microaggressions and using inclusive language, provide employees practical and actionable guidance that they can put into use in their workplace. To learn more about how to create an effective diversity and inclusion training program, read our blog article: 3 Steps for Successful DEI Training.
Diversity and inclusion training is an essential aspect of creating a harmonious and productive workplace that embraces and celebrates the unique traits of a diverse workforce. To ensure that your DEI training program effectively covers all aspects of diversity, it's essential to consider the primary types of diversity found in the workplace:
Employees need to understand how to recognize the biases that may exist in a diverse workforce and how to unlearn the negative behaviors associated with them. An effective diversity and inclusion training program should be designed to discourage biases and discrimination in all forms. Ultimately, by providing diversity and inclusivity training, you can create a more productive, and inclusive work culture, which can lead to increased success for the entire organization.
Many HR professionals have seen online training programs from diversity training providers that spend too much time on the basics and leave employees bored and uninterested. Clear Law goes beyond the basics of many training programs to ensure your employees understand the subject matter and what makes inclusion training important. We also understand that when it comes to effective learning, employee engagement should be a priority. Other inclusion training programs tend to include non-nuanced scenarios that seem obvious to the average learner. By challenging learners to explore the nuances of unconscious bias, microaggressions, bystander intervention, and inclusive language, our DEI training programs ensure your employees are engaged and provided with practical guidance that can be implemented in your organization immediately.
Bystander Intervention (1 hour) - Meets the City of Chicago requirements for 1 hour of Bystander Intervention Training
Microaggressions (30 minutes)
The managers version includes the same content as the non-managers course and also addresses techniques for reducing unconscious biases relating to:
Inclusive Language (15 minutes)
The training is currently available in English, Spanish, French and German and can be made available in any language.
Ironically, many employers violate the Americans with Disabilities Act when providing their employees with compliance training because the training is not accessible to users with disabilities. In recent years, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has brought several lawsuits against employers for, in part, not providing accessible training.
Clear Law Institute is the leading provider of accessible compliance training. Our training meets not only the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act but also the very strict requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria.
In addition to the self-paced online training described above, Clear Law Institute also provides live, instructor-led training on diversity, inclusion, and unconscious bias. These sessions are presented using video-conferencing software such as Zoom, Teams, or WebEx.
Each of our instructor-led sessions is led by university professors who focus their research on DEI issues or employment lawyers with experience and expertise in diversity and inclusion efforts.
Clear Law is committed to DEI training. In addition to providing online self-paced and instructor-led training, Clear Law is also available to: