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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
Mar 2021
As a non native speaker, I found the language very clear, without the need for subtitles. Also, there are a lot of examples and study cases which helps with understanding.
Jan 2021
Clear explanations and good examples, the best unconscious bias course I have heard, well done!
Nov 2020
The content was simple to understand, it walked through a lot of great examples, and dove deep enough to get the point across.
Nov 2020
I really enjoyed the content being up to date and relevant. I especially appreciated the mentions for presenting remotely and via video. What's in my background is something I hadn't considered before.
Nov 2020
The course is really good! It has content that I have never seen before, applied to women in IT, and how all of us have biases, no matter our age, gender, or race.
Sep 2020
I appreciated the format of the course, and the ability to work through the material a few slides at a time. It was easy to fit into my usual work day, and afforded me a nice change of pace to engage my mind in a different way between work tasks, while also gaining some important knowledge. The data shared helped me to feel prepared to discuss these issues intelligently when they arose.
Aug 2020
It was concise, but filled with easy to understand, evidence-based information.
Aug 2020
It introduced an aspect where I found I had a bias, and also where others' bias was affecting me.
Aug 2020
The course was informative, clear, research-based, and can lead to immediate changes in practice for the student.
Aug 2020
I thought it was a great, concise talk that covered a specific topic which I appreciated. The content was excellent.
Aug 2020
The way the presentation clarifies the topic makes it more interesting and engaging.
Jul 2020
The pace and examples were the best. As a non-native English speaker, the pace of the audio was perfect for me to listen to, and understand at the same time. The examples really helped me to relate to the content, and to understand what I was already doing well or wrong.
Jul 2020
It was a good way to think about things that I do/say without thinking, that could offend/harm someone.
Jul 2020
Great material. There were a couple of new pieces of information I hadn't seen before, and this is my fourth or fifth inclusive training course.
Jul 2020
Gave solid examples of how to be inclusive, and how social biases can be harmful to those around us without us even knowing it.
Jul 2020
The most beautiful part of the course is the examples, we sometimes don't realize the tone. Overall it's a great course. Thank you!
Jun 2020
The visuals were fitting, and the audio for the slides helped me a lot. I really liked how you had examples for almost everything. Overall a very enjoyable course that conveys important messages - "quick and crunchy" (as Germans would say, this figure of speech does sound very funny in translation).
The topic is very important. It is shocking to think that so many people in my engineering field would benefit significantly from taking this course.