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L&D’s Role in Cultivating Racial Equity in the Workplace

  • 06 May 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Virtual Session


  • Registration for A2ATD regular chapter members
  • If you are a member of Detroit ATD or another local chapter, please provide the chapter name during registration.
  • Registration for those not currently A2ATD chapter members
  • Registration for A2ATD student chapter members

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

TIME: 6:00 - 7:15 pm

L&D’s Role in Cultivating Racial Equity in the Workplace

Issues of diversity and racial equity have taken a renewed importance in many organizations. How do we in L&D, including both those who hold more privileged identities and those who don’t, connect meaningfully to the conversation, process our feelings and perceptions, and design learning experiences that are equitable?

In this session, we’ll discuss L&D’s role in cultivating racial equity and participants will walk away with key resources and actions to:

  • Explore personal socialization and subsequent bias
  • Discuss the intersection of race & other social identities to address inequity across other aspects of marginalization (gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity)
  • Make impactful anti-racist decisions that make your learning designs more equitable
  • Develop learner personas that help you consider your diverse learners based on their identities
  • Assess if structures, processes, and/or social interactions are equitable
  • Work more effectively with your team across lines of difference

6:00 - 6:10 pm Welcome & Introductions

6:10 - 7:10 pm Presentation

7:10- 7:15 pm Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close


Virtual Session


  • Chapter members = Free
  • Student members = Free
  • Non-member guests = $10

Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted.

Cancellations & Refunds:

Cancellations will be accepted until 5 pm the Friday before the event
  • Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to finance@a2atd.org.
  • Refunds will be issued either via original payment or transferred to the next scheduled A2ATD meeting date.
  • Refunds after 5 pm the Friday before the event cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.

About the Presenter:

Jessica Jackson (Jess) has worked within a myriad of educational contexts addressing access, retention, and success of diverse students. A commitment to advancing  diversity, equity, and inclusion is the foundation of all of her work, and she has been recognized at the international level for her advocacy and strategic program development. Her expertise in strategic planning, data and assessment,  and program development coupled with her dynamic facilitation and training skills, have enabled her to create sustainable impact within large education-focused organizations, and she is a Tedx Speaker.   

Augmenting her work in education, Jess is serving as a Project Manager and Learning Experience Designer at TorranceLearning. Within this role she has helped to develop TorranceLearning’s curriculum Cultivating Racial Equity in the Workplace (CREW) a holistic training program that addresses barriers to equity in the workplace using research-based best practices from social psychology research.

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