Intention is a Four Letter Word

Intention is a Four-Letter Word.



It’s been decades since the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legally barring discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, and other protected classes. While overtly practicing racism and sexism has been outlawed, those ways of thinking have not left the workplace. Instead, they’ve become more hidden an insidious in the form of unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, and gas-lighting.

Not addressing these issues head on can lead to a non-inclusive workplace, making it hard for the black and brown folks in your organization to succeed. This bias not only prevents them from moving forward, but also brings an emotional toll that makes their jobs much more difficult. As great as intentions are, it might not be easier to identify these situations when they happen, especially if you’re not on the receiving end. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify racism in the workplace and tactics for addressing the issues. 

What You’ll Do

Participants will be led in a day of activities for identifying and discussing issues of racism in the workplace. We’ll cover a basic framing of how bias shows up in the workplace, go through some scenarios on real issues that have occurred, and even have time for participants to share their personal experiences and receive advice. 

Additionally, we can stay on site after the workshop to provide one-on-one feedback and discussion for an additional cost. 

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify racism in the workplace including: micro-aggressions and unconscious bias. 

  • Understand why an incident is racist based on history and context

  • Handle an incident when it occurs, including: how to talk to the aggressor and the victim

  • Remove your own bias from conversations to not gaslight the victim

How We’ll Get There

  • Kick-off meeting for introductions, goals, and understand organization challenges

  • Review modules and activities for workshop

  • Create and host workshop with tools and resources to keep the conversation going

  • Follow-up survey to understand impact and areas for improvement 


4 hours


$5,000 for workshop