Inclusive Workplaces: Deconstructing Bias, Power & Privilege to Build a Culture of Equity & Accountability – Workshop Series

Presented by IPMA-Canada

Inclusive Workplaces: Deconstructing Bias, Power & Privilege to Build a Culture of Equity & Accountability – Workshop Series



In today’s rapidly evolving workplace landscape, fostering inclusion and embracing diversity is not just a choice; it’s a necessity. Join our “Inclusive Workplaces Workshop Series” to embark on a transformative journey that empowers you to deconstruct bias, power dynamics, and privilege, ultimately building a culture of equity and accountability within your organization.

Our workshop series is designed to be highly engaging, interactive, and thought-provoking, ensuring that participants gain not only knowledge but also practical skills for creating inclusive and equitable workplaces.

Join us in the “Inclusive Workplaces Workshop Series” and become a catalyst for transformative change. Together, we will build an inclusive, equitable, and accountable workplace culture that benefits all.

Key Learning Objectives:

By the end of this series, participants will:

  1. Gain Deep Insight: Develop a profound understanding of how bias, power, and privilege operate within individuals and organizations, shedding light on the hidden dynamics that influence workplace culture.
  2. Identify and Manage Bias: Equip yourself with the tools to recognize biases in your thinking and take proactive steps to manage these biases, effectively mitigating their negative impact on behavior.
  3. Challenge Stereotypes: Define and challenge stereotypes, perceptions, assumptions, attitudes, and prejudices, uncovering their influence beyond conscious awareness.
  4. Real-Life Application: Explore real-life and workplace case studies that provide practical context and application, bridging the gap between theory and reality.
  5. Inclusive Strategies: Learn to apply effective strategies when confronted with behaviors that lack inclusivity and practices that perpetuate inequity, fostering a more inclusive work environment.
  6. Unconscious Bias Mitigation: Implement practical strategies to address subtle and unconscious bias in the workplace, promoting fair and equitable decision-making.
  7. Tools for Change: Utilize a toolkit of micro-practices and actionable tools that can be seamlessly integrated into both workplace and community settings, enabling you to drive meaningful change.
  8. Action Planning: Create a customized action plan that empowers you to remain vigilant and proactive in recognizing and challenging bias, power imbalances, and privilege within your workplace and the broader community.

Flexibility to Choose:

Participants have the flexibility to take each workshop individually, tailoring their learning experience to their specific needs and interests. However, we strongly recommend taking all workshops and consecutively where your schedule allows, as the workshops are designed to complement and build upon one another, providing a comprehensive and transformative learning journey.

Participants that complete the entire series will earn a certificate of completion, demonstrating their commitment to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace environment and a copy of Maria N. Drueco, ‘Unhide Yourself.


  1. Unconscious Bias & “Death by a Thousand Cuts”
  2. Identity, Power, Privilege, & Oppression
  3. Becoming an Ally, Advocate & Accomplice

Workshop 1

Unconscious Bias & “Death by a Thousand Cuts”

Understanding and Addressing Bias and Microaggression in the Workplace

In this workshop, we help participants understand that unconscious bias exists, that we all have it, and that it manifests in different ways. We explain the neurobiology of bias, and how we can change our brains to reduce bias. In the second half of the workshop, we describe how bias manifests in our assumptions and interactions with others through microaggressions and stereotypes. There will be reflection and guided discussion on how their work intercepts with these concepts and issues.

We end this workshop with perspective taking and goal setting where participants will be asked to set a specific, measurable and challenging (yet attainable) goal/ to address bias, stereotypes and microaggressions.

Workshop 2

Identity, Power, Privilege, & Oppression

Unhiding the Systems of Inequity

In this workshop, we dive into power, privilege, and the historical context of systemic racism in Canada, understanding how these elements intersect to shape the complex social landscape within the workplace. We start by defining oppression and the ideological, institutional, interpersonal, and internal manifestations of oppression. We outline the various ways power is distributed across identities such as race, gender, sexual orientation, class, education, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to examine how their personal identities intersect with systems of power, privilege, and oppression, gaining insights into the intricate social dynamics that shape our world.

We end this workshop with perspective taking and goal setting where participants will be asked to set a specific, measurable and challenging (yet attainable) goal/ to address systems of inequity that they will notice operating in the workplace

Workshop 3

Becoming an Ally, Advocate & Accomplice

Navigating Courageous Conversations for Change

In this third workshop series, we discuss current understandings of allyship, advocacy and accompliseship. We distinguish between being a mere actor to engaging in allyship, to engaging in accompliceship. We will provide a framework for participants to identify and address the feelings that arise when confronting privilege and bias so we can all engage in emphatic conversations. We then support participants in engaging in allyship, advocacy and accompliceship through tools having for difficult conversations, and have participants actually apply these tools to specific scenarios that typically arise in their day to day lives and work.

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