Created in collaboration with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), this orientation course is designed to provide you with essential background knowledge and practical skills to promote inclusivity in presentations, messaging and other communications.
The Inclusive Speaker Orientation course is a collaboration between The Linux Foundation and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). The course contains three short modules designed to provide an essential background knowledge and practical skills to promote inclusivity in presentations, messaging and other communications. Module one will familiarize you with the facts about diversity in tech, the importance of diversity for innovation, and the basics of unconscious and societal bias. Module two will teach you how to recognize the different ways unconscious bias presents itself in technical environments. And module three applies this research-based content to the challenge of becoming a more inclusive speaker – with practical tips, tools, and examples you can use right away.
Module 1. Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias
Module 2. Forms of Unconscious Bias
Module 3. Inclusive Speaking and Presenting
“I enjoyed the content because it was very thought provoking and offered a great deal of value to anyone who might be interested in learning from it.” May 2019
“The content was used to present the issues in diversity and inclusion. I feel like I’m walking away with complete new information about diversity even having experienced exclusion for being part of a minority group.” May 2019
“Concise and informative with examples further explaining the concepts presented. I have now a much better idea of how I can make my communications more inclusive.” Jan 2019
At a Glance
Self-Paced Online (Virtual)
- 2 hours of Course Material
- Unlimited Access to Online Course
- Digital Badge
- Optional Paid Certificate of Completion