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Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts Online Learning Experience

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What do you do if someone you care about is the target of demeaning stereotypes?

What if you are being demeaned or stereotyped?

How often do you speak up on behalf of respect?

Ouch! eLearning | Overview

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts Online Learning Experience …

… is a 30-minute individual, self-paced, guided eLearning program. Based on the ground-breaking Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts video, this powerful program enables learners to explore communication skills for promoting inclusion and respect in the workplace.

What does Ouch! do?

In a unique and powerful way, viewers will experience the impact of stereotypical comments, explore why people don’t speak up against stereotypes and other biased behaviors, and learn six techniques for speaking up without blame or guilt.

Why is Ouch! important?

Staying silent in the face of demeaning comments, stereotypes or bias allows these attitudes and behaviors to thrive. This undermines our ability to create an inclusive workplace where all employees are welcomed, treated with respect and able to do their best work. Yet, most employees and leaders who want to speak up don’t know how. So, we say nothing.

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts eLearning Objectives

  • Experience the impact of stereotypes and biased statements, even when causally said.
  • Identify the most common reasons people sit silent in the face of bias and stereotypes.
  • Enhance skills for speaking up against stereotypes and demeaning comments without blame or shame.

Ouch! Online eLearning Experience Includes …

  • Online host who guides you through the learning
  • Interactive activities
  • 12-minute Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts Video
  • 5-minute video-based Speaking Up Activity [skills reinforcement]
  • Robust Check-Out Quiz
  • Downloadable optional Participant Workbook [PDF]
  • Learning Administrator’s Guide
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508c version available for individuals with disabilities

“The simple act of naming a bias as such or objecting to it on the spot establishes a social atmosphere that discourages it: saying nothing serves to condone it.”

– Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence

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Key Concepts

Diversity Silent Collusion
Bias Stereotypes
Inclusion Ally Behavior


Six Ways to Speak Up on Behalf of Respect

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