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Ouch! Series

The Ouch! Series provides a powerful toolkit for addressing bias and stereotypes. All three training programs are based on Leslie’s Aguilar’s best-selling video training program, Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts.

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts

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.

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.

Ouch! Your Silence Hurts

Examine the impact of the silent bystander.

Ouch! Your Silence Hurts will inspire conversations beyond the training room! Ouch! Your Silence Hurts goes more deeply into the pivotal role of the bystander and how you and others can become active allies. A complete training program that inspires passive bystanders to become active allies.

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts Online Learning Experience

A 30-minute individual, self-paced, guided eLearning program. This powerful program enables learners to explore communication skills for promoting inclusion and respect in the workplace.

Finally, a video that shows the viewer exactly how to respond in moments of diversity-related tension! No blame, no guilt, no conflict – just practical, specific skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace. Ouch! is a must-have and a must-see for anyone seeking to create and sustain a respectful workplace.

Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D.

Author of Making Diversity Work: Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace and Defeating Unconscious Bias: Five Strategies

I have one word, FABULOUS!!! This video gives real, gut-wrenching examples of individuals and situations. Most important, it challenges people and gives them the idea that they have the ability to confront stereotypes by showing them how. Ouch! Your Silence Hurts will be so helpful because most people want to do something, but don't know what or how.

Anita Rowe, Ph.D.

Partner, Gardenswartz & Rowe; Co-Author, Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World

Having worked in the diversity / inclusion field for over twenty years, I have been privileged to encounter dozens of valuable products designed to increase both awareness and skills. None has surpassed Leslie Aguilar's training video, Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts! and I was thrilled to recently learn that the Ouch! material and message is now available in an eLearning format. I just completed it and found it straight-forward, easy-to-follow, and, as with the video, filled with practical skills. Perhaps most important, there is something about the design that made me want to keep clicking and moving on – maybe it's the flow of the content or the "look" of it, but it seemed to carry me along. Great job, Leslie!

Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D.

Author of Making Diversity Work: Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace and Defeating Unconscious Bias: Five Strategies