Recording: Got Bias? How to Develop a Mindset of Inclusion in the Workplace


Recent events and deeper realizations about the lived experiences of people of color and other marginalized groups have sparked a wave of conversations about racism, inequity, and social justice around the world. These discussions are happening at work, in social media, and with friends and family. People are talking about it, feeling it, and showing a genuine desire to educate themselves on how to be inclusive with those who are different—regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Inequity and bias can be uncomfortable and a bit scary to talk about, but together we can tackle it head-on. We invite you to join us in an interactive and engaging virtual training experience that will include activities to help you examine your personal biases and help you build on the skills of self-awareness and self-management—so you can become a champion in your organization and inspire a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. This training session will guide you through self-reflection in a welcoming space and give you applicable tools to begin the journey of making a lasting impact in your workplace and beyond.

In this training, we will:

  • Establish a common language for speaking about diversity
  • Examine the impact of unconscious bias and first steps to overcoming it
  • Share two simple (but not always easy) tools you can use to show authentic allyship with those who are most affected by social injustice
  • Provide a list of resources to help you become a champion for D&I in the workplace and create an environment where all can thrive

Join us for an open and honest conversation—to empower an empathetic mindset that sparks a change in behavior, encourages others, and promotes a culture of diversity & inclusion.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

—Maya Angelou


Course Outline

  • Activity: Your Circle
  • The Uncomfortable Language of Diversity
  • Two Simple Yet Powerful Tools All Allies Can (and Should) Use
  • Activity: Test Your Bias (Real-time)
  • Discussion and Q&A
  • There is No Quick Fix: Resources for the Journey

Training Resources for Championing Diversity and Inclusion: https://thetrainingassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Training-Resources-for-Championing-Diversity-and-Inclusion-TTA.pdf

Unconscious Bias Activity: https://thetrainingassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Unconscious-Bias-Activity-Your-Circle-Training.pdf

Meet Your Instructor

Kisha heashotAs a training leader, public speaker, and culture change agent, Kisha Dixon, TTA Senior Learning Consultant, has seen leadership defined numerous ways over the years. With over two decades of experience designing and facilitating behavior-based sales, coaching, and leadership solutions, Kisha’s approach is refreshingly unique. She recognizes that identifying the specific rhythms in an organization’s culture is the key to creating visible, empowering leadership, and culture change. Never one to shy away from difficult conversations about the impact of race, culture, and diversity on expectations and performance, Kisha prioritizes keeping equity and inclusion top of mind in her workshops and coaching sessions. She brings an innate ability to align an organization’s vision and its people to meet their bottom-line objectives. Clients have found her approach to building a high-performance and inclusive culture to be tangible, transparent, energizing, and honest—with a perfect touch of humor.

Some of the organizations that her work has impacted, include Esteé Lauder, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road, Girls Scouts of America, The Coca-Cola Credit Union, Broadway Bank, and America Online.