Online Diversity and Inclusion Training Course for Organizations

  • Interactive, online diversity and inclusion training
  • Promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Practical guidance on reducing the impact of bias at work
  • Users can take on computer, tablet, or phone
  • We handle all tech support for the training program
  • Our course is available in English, Spanish, German, and French
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What is Diversity and Inclusion Training?

Researchers have found that inclusive environments and a diverse workplace boost employee morale, increase customer satisfaction, and improve profit margins.  Promoting diversity and inclusion, however, requires more than just eliminating intentional acts of harassment (including sexual harassment and other forms of harassment) and discrimination.  Instead, we must also attempt to understand how unconscious bias and implicit bias can impact the decisions we make and our interactions with others in the workplace. The best diversity training programs teach employees how to understand their potential biases, and how to counteract those biases to foster diversity and inclusion.

A diversity training program should teach employees tangible steps they can take to make workplaces more inclusive. In addition, the employee training needs to teach employees that everyone can be both a victim and a perpetrator of bias. Biases are based on more than just one's protected characteristics. Regardless of an employees' protected characteristics such as race, gender, disability, or age, they may also be the victim of bias based on other characteristics, such as height, weight, or appearance. An effective training program will train employees on the variety of different biases they could hold and how to combat them.

Diversity Training Goals

Clear Law’s interactive online diversity training goes beyond detailing the benefits of an inclusive workplace to focus on practical steps that employees can take to help achieve this goal.  Specifically, the course challenges learners to explore the nuances of unconscious, implicit biases, and how these biases can impact our judgements and decisions about others at work.

The diversity and inclusion training addresses a wide variety of hidden biases, such as those based on race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, and sexual orientation.  The diversity training also addresses biases based on a variety of personal characteristics such as height, weight, and attractiveness.

The workplace diversity training focuses on providing practical guidance that learners can implement immediately in their workplace to help reduce the impact of bias and promote workplace diversity.

Diversity Benefits

The Importance of Diversity Training

Inclusion training programs shouldn't only be looked at as a compliance concern. There's proven strategic business value to these training programs. In McKinsey & Company's "Delivering through Diversity" report, companies with higher levels of gender and ethnic diversity in leadership teams had greater earnings than their less diverse competitors. In addition, organizations that emphasize diversity and inclusion have higher employee engagement and retention. By minimizing employee turnover, your organization can decrease hiring and training costs.

Online Course

Clear Law offers two versions of this interactive, online diversity training.

  • Non-Managers: 30 minutes
  • Managers: 40 minutes

The managers version includes the same content as the non-managers course and also addresses techniques for reducing bias relating to:

  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Assignments, Performance Assessments, and Promotions

Many clients choose to provide all employees the 40-minute version, as it can be helpful for all employees to understand management efforts to reduce the impact of bias and promote diversity and inclusion.

Languages

The inclusion training is currently available in English, Spanish, French and German and can be made available in any language.

Clear Law's Online Diversity and Inclusion Training

What is unconscious bias and why does it occur?

  • Intentional vs. unintentional discrimination
  • Why our brains create schemas and generalizations to process information
  • How our brains often make quick “gut instinct” decisions and then rationalize our decisions afterwards
  • Why we exhibit implicit biases

 

Types of Bias

  • Implicit biases based on individual characteristics such as race, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, and attractiveness
  • How to measure your level of bias with the Implicit Association Test (IAT)
  • How everyone exhibits some type or types of bias
  • Why people can exhibit bias against their own personal characteristics

 

Diversity and Inclusion and the Workplace

  • How implicit bias can impact the workplace
  • Examples of bias relating to gender, race, sexual orientation, and gender identity

 

How do we “interrupt” unconscious bias from impacting our workplace decisions and behavior?

  • Why is it difficult to eliminate implicit bias
  • How to become aware of which particular biases you may exhibit
  • How to question our automatic assumptions
  • Avoiding labels
  • Allyship: How to become an ally in the effort to reduce the impact of implicit bias in the workplace
  • Bystander Intervention: What to do if you experience or witness bias in the workplace
  • How to speak up
  • Interactions with co-workers and others in the workplace
  • Meetings
  • Assignments
  • Promotions
  • Performance evaluations

Recruiting and Hiring (Manager Version)

  • How to minimize the impact of implicit bias in the recruitment and hiring process
  • Job descriptions
  • Use of word-of-mouth recruiting
  • Reviewing resumes
  • Interviews

 

Assignments, Performance Assessment, and Promotions (Manager Version)

  • Work assignments
  • Task assignment assessments
  • Performance assessments
  • Promotion decisions
  • Expanding the promotion pool of candidates

 

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Impact of bias on organizational effectiveness
  • Strategic benefits of diverse and inclusive workplaces
  • Financial benefits of diverse and inclusive workplaces

Instructor-Led Training

In addition to the self-paced online training described above, Clear Law Institute also provides live, instructor-led training on diversity and inclusion.  These sessions are presented using video-conferencing software as Zoom, Teams, or WebEx.

  • Clients choose instructor-led training:
    • To train all employees as an alternative to self-paced online inclusion training
    • To train a subset of their employees (such as their executive team), or
    • As a supplement to the self-paced online training.  With this option, all employees take the self-paced training and then Clear Law facilitates live discussion groups. Offering a supplemental live training can help create a more comprehensive diversity and inclusion training program.

Each of our instructor-led sessions are led by employment lawyers with experience and expertise in diversity and inclusion efforts.  Our facilitators for this topic include a former employment lawyer for NPR, and our CEO, Michael Johnson, who is a former civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Policy Reviews and Consultation

In addition to providing online self-paced and instructor-led inclusion training, Clear Law is also available to:

  • Review or help create your diversity and inclusion policies
  • Consult on your efforts to establish inclusion initiatives

Clients

Companies
Government
Nonprofit & Education
Healthcare

Testimonials

Christine Berry

Director of Learning and Development , State of Massachusetts
"Everyone here is absolutely thrilled about working with Clear Law Institute as partners. I personally have never had an external vendor be as supportive, responsive and flexible."

Renee Grady-Taylor

HR Manager, Ramona Tire, Inc
“For any company looking to stay compliant by providing mandated training for your employees, look no further! Clear Law Institute has supplied our business with training for years and they are wonderful. I checked around and put myself through a few other companies on line training and Clear Law has them beat. Their pricing is fair and I cannot begin to say enough about their service team. They provide me with quick and professional responses every time! Do yourself and your company a favor, leave the teaching to Clear Law Institute, you won’t be sorry. ”

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Central Staff Services
“My experience with Clear Law Institute has been nothing but positive. I was up and running ahead of the production time I was given during my initial set up. Clear Law Institute handled registering my employees and their response rate to any updates is super quick. It is very hard to sum up how efficient the use of Clear Law has been for our company to help our over 700 employees complete their Preventing Workplace Harassment Training. The training runs itself.”

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