Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Inclusive Excellence Academy (IEA) February 2024 Workshop Series on Bias Recognition, Intervention, and Impact Management

 Workshop Series Overview:

  • The series will be held via Zoom and each course will focus on a different aspect of recognizing, addressing, and managing bias influenced actions and incidents in the workplace.
  • You do not have to take all three courses nor do you have to take them in order. Each course can be taken either by itself or with one or both of the other two courses. 
  • Each course will have two different class sessions, offered on different days, for you to choose from.
  • Each class session is capped at 60 participants; please enroll in a class only if you plan to join the session in real time. Sessions will NOT be recorded.
  • These will be interactive sessions- verbal and/or chat-box engagement by participants will help enhance individual and collective learning.
  • Enroll in a class session via CULearn and you will receive an email and calendar invite with directions for how to access the Zoom session on the day of.
  • If you can no longer attend an upcoming session, please drop the course in CULearn as soon as possible so that others on the wait list can have the opportunity to enroll.

Course Descriptions:

DIB IEA 1003: What Was THAT? How Can I Tell if Bias Is Showing Up?

This course will define and illustrate concepts such as bias, unconscious bias, and microaggressions. Through looking at some scenarios, we will explore and discuss the ways biases can show up in our language and actions. This course is ideal for anyone looking to better understand these key definitions and examples, particularly as they apply to the work environment.  Note: this course focuses only on defining and recognizing bias; DIB IEA 1004 What Now? and DIB IEA 1005 What Next? will dive deeper into how to respond, intervene, and move forward when bias informed statements or actions occur.  

Monday, February 5 at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET OR Thursday, February 8 at 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Enroll in either session here

DIB IEA 1004: What Now? I Know That Was a Problem, Now What Do I Do? 

This course will describe various ways to intervene when you hear things said, or observe actions, that appear to be influenced by bias. We will also consider what to do when it is you who said or did something that was bias informed. This course is ideal for anyone who already has an understanding of what bias is and how it can show up in conversation and actions, and is now looking for concrete ways to respond when bias-related actions occur in the workplace. 

Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00-2:00 PM ET OR Friday, February 16 at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Enroll in either session here.  

DIB IEA 1005: What Next? The Incident Is Over, What Can I Do Moving Forward? 

This course will describe various ways to address and manage the impact on work and/or team relationships after incidents stemming from bias occur. It will also present tools and resources for recognizing and interrupting one’s own unconscious biases more proactively going forward. This course is ideal for anyone who already has an understanding of what bias is and ways to respond when bias-related incidents occur, and is now looking for strategies to help those involved minimize negative ongoing impact, as well as learn, and move forward, from the incident in a constructive manner.   

Thursday, February 22 at 9:00-10:00 AM ET OR Monday, February 26 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Enroll in either session here

Please contact inclusion@cornell.edu if any questions. 

Anti-Racism Training and Resources

For more information on ongoing trainings focused on anti-racism, please visit the Anti-Racism Resources page on the diversity website.

Seminar Request

See a workshop you want to bring to your department or unit?  Contact the Department of Inclusion and Belonging at inclusion@cornell.edu.