The Identity Lab is for individuals and teams who are looking to deepen their commitment to equity through their action and behaviors. Often when embarking on diversity, equity, and inclusion and anti-racism work, people find their actions do not always align with their values. The Identity Lab is an opportunity to slow down and explore what holds us back and disrupt our own patterns. Using adaptive behavior tools, we help people identify patterns of behaviors that compete with other commitments and support them to adapt their behavior to align with their vision for equity and anti-racism.
Course Dates & Details
Each live online class will meet from
10:00am - 3:00pm CT
This course series is a combination of monthly live online classes with coaching and assignments in between sessions.
Session 1: Fri, August 6, 2021
Session 2: Fri, September 10, 2021
Session 3: Fri, October 8, 2021
Session 4: Fri, November 5, 2021
What you will learn
How social, cultural, and racial identity shapes our behaviors and practices
How to identify “competing commitments” that create barriers and prevent actions aligned with vision
Tools to “unhook” from patterns connected to competing commitments
How to act in ways that are aligned with vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion
4 live, monthly 5-hour online sessions
1:1 Coaching with the Instructor (1 hour each month)
Access to a growing network of people committed to change their practices and behaviors to create more equitable workplaces
Time Commitment: In addition to live sessions and coaching, there will be pre-work and assignments before each session. Each session supports you and your goal to change your behavior, which will require daily actions. You should carve out at least 30 minutes a day to get the most out of the course.
Who this is for
Individuals and teams who are looking to better align their actions with their intentions. The Identity Lab will help you identify your personal barriers to values-aligned action and provides strategies for overcoming those barriers.
Our participants are committed to reflecting on and changing their behaviors to achieve racial equity and improve inclusion and belonging at their organizations. This series will provide tools to do just that.
What this course is NOT
This course is not a racism 101 course. To get the most out of this experience, participants should be familiar with power, privilege, oppression, and the history of race and racism in the United States.
Participants will be discussing and examining their own racial and cultural background, power, and privileges.
This course also assumes that those who chose to participate believe that race and social cultural identity plays a role on how people experience work, and that racial bias leads to disparate outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and other staff of color.
$5,000 per person / $4,000 early bird special*
*Note that enrollment will be capped at 15 people and seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
*Use code earlybirdlab through April 30, 2021 for $1,000 off the course price.