• Length:
    1 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–2 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

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Prerequisites

None

About this course

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In this course, we explore the concepts of racism, intersectionality, and “Emotional Tax” and their impact on marginalized racial or ethnic groups in and outside of work. Emotional Tax—being on guard to protect against bias because of race, ethnicity, and gender and experiencing the associated effects on well-being and ability to thrive at work—is often acutely painful. Develop the inclusive leadership skills, foundational insights, points of self-reflection, and action plan to take the first steps to reduce the negative impact of exclusion and unfair treatment in the workplace and beyond.

What you'll learn

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  • Reflect on our identities and how intersectionality shapes our lived experiences.
  • Understand why anti-racism matters and review key anti-racism concepts and the role they play in workplaces and society.
  • Understand what Emotional Tax is, its impact on underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, and the importance of fostering an inclusive workplace.
  • Identify actions you can take to address racial inequities in your workplace and community through fostering empathy and allyship.

Part 1: Introduction to Anti-Racism in the Workplace / Exploring our Identities

Begin reflecting on the intersecting aspects of your identity, including your racial or ethnic identity, and the lived experiences you bring to work.

Part 2: Why Does Anti-Racism Matter / Introducing the Concepts

Understand why anti-racism matters and review key anti-racism concepts and the role they play in workplaces and society.

Part 3: Anti-Racism in Practice / Understanding Emotional Tax Research and Experiences

Learn about Emotional Tax and its associated effects on health and well-being.

Part 4: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Action Planning

Explore Catalyst’s “Listen-Learn-Link Up-Lead” framework and how practicing inclusive behaviors creates opportunities for people to feel valued and respected. Identify actions you can take to address racial inequities in your workplace and community through fostering empathy and allyship.

Meet your instructors

Terrence Underwood
Senior Director of Learning Products and Programs at Catalyst
Catalyst
Ashley Rivenbark
Senior Associate of Leading for Equity and Inclusion
Catalyst

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