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Training Course

Inclusive Speaker Orientation (LFC101)

Created in collaboration with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), this free orientation course is designed to provide you with essential background knowledge and practical skills to promote inclusivity in presentations, messaging and other communications.

Who Is It For

This course is for everyone who communicates with others in a professional environment, and is especially beneficial for those who regularly give presentations or speak at events.
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What You’ll Learn

The content of this course covers the facts about diversity in tech, the importance of diversity for innovation, the basics of unconscious and societal bias, and how to recognize the different ways unconscious bias presents itself in technical environments. The course also applies research-based content to the challenge of becoming a more inclusive speaker – with practical tips, tools, and examples you can use right away.
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What It Prepares You For

By the end of this course you will gain essential background knowledge and practical skills to promote inclusivity in presentations, messaging and other communications.
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Course Outline
Module 1. Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias.
Module 2. Forms of Unconscious Bias.
Module 3. Inclusive Speaking and Presenting.

Prerequisites
There are no requirements for this course.
Reviews
Jun 2022
I like hearing different perspectives, and learning new ways, as I can interact better with everyone.
Jun 2022
This course was frank, to the point, and dived right into the important bits of D&I. It didn't have corporate fluff like a lot of training does. I especially liked the various studies it mentioned - I felt like I knew a lot of this info, but it was great to see it called out explicitly. My favorite part was hearing bad and good speech examples back to back, with a detailed breakdown of why something works and what doesn't. Very real and very applicable.
May 2022
I really liked how the course had multiple examples, which helped me identify all the different factors that we need to account for when presenting.