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About the Manager Learning Journey

Part 1: Orientation & Implicit Bias

The manager Learning Journey begins with self-paced learning, and you've been pre-enrolled in STARS. In Part 1 of your journey, you'll start with an orientation, then take two or more brief implicit association tests, and participate in e-learning courses. 

Visit the Part 1 webpage for details about this component.

In Part 1, the self-paced learning consists of e-learning courses; two are for all participants in The IDEAL Learning Journey, with one additional e-learning course specifically for managers. Here's a description of all three:

  • Course 1: Implicit Bias and its Impact describes how the brain uses shortcuts and schemas to process stimuli; explains how attitudes, stereotypes, and biases form; describes and cites ways in which implicit bias affects daily actions; compares the cause/effect relationship of implicit bias, and identifies common forms of workplace biases. Time commitment: Approximately 60 minutes.
  • Course 2Debiasing Techniques recognizes situations wherein an individual is prone to the influence of bias; reviews external factors that influence the bias; evaluates the influence of bias on the decision-making process; provides counterexamples and stereotype replacements, and helps you construct a personal plan for managing the influence of implicit bias. Time commitment: Approximately 60 minutes.

For people managers, one additional e-learning course is included:

  • Course 3: Managing Bias in Hiring focuses on design and implementation procedures and structures that protect against the influence of bias during hiring, such as utilizing diverse search networks and hiring committees, tracking demographics at each stage, blinding resumes, crafting appropriate candidate evaluations, and more. Time commitment: Approximately 20 minutes.

All e-learning is accessed through STARS, on your "All Learning" page.

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View the e-learning courses "primer"

Part 2: Racial Equity & Allyship

In Part 2, you’re able to continue engaging in self-paced learning with an e-learning module, the Foundations of Racial Equity and Allyship. All participants are also encouraged to participate in the optional Equity and Allyship workshop.

After Part 2 is completed

Self-assessment "retake"

After completing Part 2, you will be prompted to repeat the self-assessment (the same self-assessment you took at the beginning of your journey). 

IDEAL Learning Journey Post-Survey

Your opinion matters! You'll receive an invitation to spend a few minutes completing a brief survey to help improve the program.

At any time, explore curated resources to bolster your learning

You decide what topics/videos/articles to explore and how much time you are able to devote.

The resources were handpicked for the learning journey but are a sampling of the many available resources on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. These resources cover a range of topics related to the learning journey, such as systemic racism, pronouns, the social model of disability, gender identity and expression, and more.

Time commitment: approximately 60-90 minutes, depending on the number of resources reviewed. View the resources

How to get help throughout the Learning Journey

Please submit a help request for The IDEAL Learning Journey if you need any support.

The IDEAL Learning Journey help request