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IDEAL Individual Workshops

Virtual and interactive online workshops help you build skills and plan culture-changing actions.

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Part 2: Workshops

After completing Part 1, you're able to enroll in two virtual yet highly interactive workshops. The workshops will utilize multiple modalities of learning such as interactive theatre, storytelling, small group discussions, polls, case studies, and time for action planning. Each session will begin with a Stanford leader or Advisory Committee member reinforcing the importance of the DEI strategy and key behavioral expectations. Within the workshops, several current staff share their personal experiences of racism, discrimination, and/or microaggressions with learners via anonymous audio recordings. Each workshop has brief pre-work to complete that will help you with foundational knowledge about the topic.

Managers: Your workshops are on the Manager learning journey details webpage

Workshop 1: Foundations of Racial Equity 

The first workshop focuses on the foundations of racial equity and explores how racial inequities and racism show up today, both on campus and in our communities, and what can be done to advance racial equity and belonging by recognizing individual privilege and power, intersectionalities, color blindness, and microaggressions. The workshop will also include a framework for race conversations and strategies to overcome challenges that will help the learner move beyond listening and learning and set the foundation for productive race-based conversations using real-life examples of racial inequities. 

Time commitment: 150 minutes (2-1/2 hours)

Pre-work for Foundations of Racial Equity

Time commitment: 38 mins

  1. Review e-Learning Module 1 (5 mins)
  2. Toya Webb: Dismantling Microaggressions Through the Power of Connection | TED Talk (11 mins)
  3. Understanding My Privilege | Sue Borrego | TEDxPasadenaWomen - YouTube (12 mins)
  4. Stanford IDEAL DEI Survey Report; special attention to Section 2: Sense of Belonging & Microaggressions data (10 mins)

Workshop 2: Allyship in Action

The second workshop focuses on Allyship in Action. Facilitators introduce actionable steps and sustainable strategies for allyship and advocacy by identifying respectful ways to address instances of bias in the moment and how to use them in promoting racial equity using spheres of influence. The conversations that take place during this workshop provide clarity on tangible actions to take to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Time commitment: 150 minutes (2-1/2 hours)

Pre-work for Allyship in Action

Time commitment: 30 mins

  1. Review e-learning Module 2 (5 mins)
  2. 3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace | Melinda Epler - YouTube (10 mins)
  3. Fear of Being Different Stifles Talent ( (5 mins)
  4. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable | Luvvie Ajayi Jones (10 mins)

Post-work after Allyship in Action

Time commitment: 28 mins

  1. On Diversity: Access Ain’t Inclusion | Anthony Jack | TEDxCambridge (13 mins)

Workbook for the workshops

Key content from the workshops is included in the workbook, which is posted in a Google shared drive. To access, login with your Stanford account (if you are logged into Google with a personal Gmail account, you will not be able to access the workbook.)

View or download the workbook

After the workshops are completed

Self-assessment "retake"

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

Post-Workshop Survey

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

How to get help throughout the learning journey

Please submit a help request (webauth required) for any support you may need for The IDEAL Learning Journey.

The IDEAL Learning Journey help request