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10 Antiracism Training Courses

We’ve created a list of antiracism training courses to combat racism in the workplace and promote a safe working environment for all employees. These courses aim to educate and improve the understanding of racism, its impact, and the different ways to address it.

Antiracism Training Courses
Last published: 16th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) Antiracism Training Course - Diversity and Inclusion

1. Diversity and Inclusion

SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Diversity and Inclusion course is all about acknowledging, embracing, and respecting each other’s differences to improve teamwork and collaboration at work. This four-part course starts by defining diversity and enumerating the different types of diversity. It also talks about our unconscious biases and how they affect our interactions with one another. To bring it all together, the next lessons will teach learners how to make their organization a safe space by discussing the components of an inclusive organization, including using inclusive language and best practices.

With SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s training software, your team can receive training every day and retain key concepts since the course is divided into easily digestible 5 to 10-minute microlessons. With gamification features and fun scroll elements included, employees become more engaged and motivated to complete the whole course.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Introduction to diversity & inclusion, unconscious bias, cultivating an inclusive organization, inclusive language

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Antiracism Training Course - Diversity and Inclusion in Retail

2. Diversity and Inclusion in Retail

Diversity and Inclusion in Retail is another antiracism training course offered by SC Training (formerly EdApp) specifically designed for the retail industry. As a diverse and inclusive retail store reflects better service for a wide range of customers, this course reinforces the values of an inclusive, diverse, and equal workplace and elaborates on the different biases of each individual. It then helps your employees develop the kind of service that creates an inclusive shopping experience and a diverse workforce for your customers. It also reiterates the importance of a zero-tolerance discrimination policy and guides your employees in listening to customers. 

As SC Training (formerly EdApp) is a mobile-first platform, it makes this course easily accessible for your workforce, and its microlearning format enables your learners to have increased information retention and complete lessons in just a couple of minutes!

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Individual biases, creating an inclusive shopping experience, zero-tolerance discrimination policy

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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FutureLearn Antiracism Training Course - U.S. Anti-Black Racism

3. U.S. Anti-Black Racism

Sadly, racism is still evident up to this day and has been the subject of multiple headlines and breaking news. In this course, FutureLearn has partnered with the University of Connecticut to educate learners about the harmful effects of racism, especially within the Black American community. This antiracism training course starts by uncovering the history of racism and the black-white binary that exists today. Learners will then be familiar with the different types of racism and how these behaviors are mirrored in society. This self-paced course takes 3 weeks to finish. While it’s free to take, you’ll only have 5 weeks to access it. To earn a certificate of completion and have unlimited access, you’ll need to upgrade and pay a fee.

Cost: Free, Paid (with certificate and unlimited access)

Scope: History of racism, types of racism, Anti-black movement, racial prejudice, racist behaviors

Created by FutureLearn

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edX Antiracism Training Course - Facing Racism and Emotional Tax in the Workplace

4. Facing Racism and Emotional Tax in the Workplace

This antiracism training course by edX talks about the adverse effects of racism at work, and why every organization should have an action plan to address them. To put things into perspective, learners will be asked to reflect on their personal experiences related to their ethical and racial identity. Drawing from those experiences, the next lesson teaches them about the key concepts of racism and why we should all advocate anti-racism. This course then uncovers what “emotional tax” is and its harmful effects on marginalized groups both in and outside of work. Lastly, this course calls everyone to action by encouraging inclusive behaviors and identifying steps to address racial inequities. This self-paced course takes a week to complete. While it’s free to audit, you won’t be able to access all the course materials and will have to pay to also get a certificate of completion. 

Cost: Free; 49 USD (unlimited access + certification)

Scope: Racism, anti-racism, emotional tax, action planning

Created by edX

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The University of British Columbia Antiracism Training Course - Anti-Racism Strategies for the Workplace

5. Anti-Racism Strategies for the Workplace

To better understand the inequalities and roots of racism in Canada, the University of British Columbia has created this course to educate learners about the realities of racism. Here, learners will get a glimpse of the experiences and points of view of racialized professionals. For fostering a safe working environment, there’s also a lesson in developing anti-racist strategies that will cultivate respect and equity among employees. This course follows an online, asynchronous format and takes almost 3 weeks to complete.

Cost: 395 CAD

Scope: History of racism in Canada, developing anti-racist strategies, racism experiences

Created by The University of British Columbia

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Australian Human Rights Commission Antiracism Training Course - Race Discrimination Training

6. Race Discrimination Training

The Australian Human Rights Commission has developed this antiracism training course to help bring awareness to racism and its effects in the workplace. It first defines racism, then familiarizes learners with race and racism in an Australian context. Racism as a notion, concept, and experience will also be discussed. To combat racism, learners will get to know about skills to provide effective bystander action and strategies to address racism. This self-paced eLearning course takes 2-3 hours to complete, and participants will get a certificate of completion after. This course is hosted on the Australian Human Rights Commission’s learning management system, but if you’re looking to host it on your own LMS, you can contact them to discuss licensing agreements.

Cost: 59 AUD + GST

Scope: Definition of racism, race and racism in the Australian context, bystander skills, strategies to address racism

Created by Australian Human Rights Commission

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Nova Reid Antiracism Training Course - Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid

7. Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid

Nova Reid, an activist, TED Speaker, and writer, has developed this course to stress the importance of anti-racism work and its positive impact on people’s lives. Concepts about white privilege and colorism will be discussed, as well as everyday racism through microaggressions. Here, she’ll also talk about how parenting and allyship are key factors in building an anti-racist outlook and building trust with other people. Lessons in this course are presented in video and audio formats, and include homework and slides for further reading.

Cost: £1074

Scope: White privilege, colorism, microaggressions, allyship

Created by Nova Reid

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Erase Racism Antiracism Training Course - ERASE Racism Training and Professional Development

8. ERASE Racism Training and Professional Development

Erase Racism created this course to help individuals understand the implications and effects of racism in society. This course starts by letting learners know how race and racism have developed, the types of racism, and ways to combat them. It then looks at structural racism and examines Long Island’s history and ongoing battle with racism as an example. Learners will also discover antiracist actions brought about by biases, learn to deal with microaggressions, and address them from an individual to an institutional level. The modules in this course can be edited to suit specific needs, and Erase Racism can even create additional ones upon request.

Cost: 3,500 USD

Scope: Development of race and racism, structural racism, bias, microaggressions

Created by Erase Racism

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Ontario Human Rights Commission Antiracism Training Course - Call it out: racism, racial discrimination and human rights

9. Call it out: racism, racial discrimination and human rights

This antiracism training course is targeted at residents of Ontario to educate them about race, racial discrimination, and their rights under Ontario's Human Rights Code. In this 30-minute interactive course, they’ll see historical examples and events and uncover the roots of racism. This course will also define race, racism, and racial discrimination, along with the different levels of racism and types of racial discrimination. Participants who take this course will also be equipped with strategies and approaches to racial discrimination and will learn how to identify and respond to race-based discrimination and harassment at work. This course can be taken on desktops, laptops, and tablets. While it includes some virtual training activities, it’s presented in a PowerPoint-slide format, so it may feel a bit outdated for modern learners.

Cost: Free

Scope: Roots of racism, antiracism strategy, level of racism, types of racial discrimination

Created by Ontario Human Rights Commission

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Antiracism Training Course - Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Awareness (AUS)

10. Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Awareness (AUS)

This SC Training (formerly EdApp) course gives learners a peek into the ethnic culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Australia. In this course, learners will learn all about their history, traditions, and the challenges they’ve faced, and how those have impacted the living culture of the present. After learning about the Indigenous culture of Australia, this course teaches learners how to respectfully work with people from different cultural backgrounds, values, and beliefs. It also teaches learners about cultural etiquette rules, cross-cultural issues, and racism faced by minorities, and various ways to stand up to them, such as speaking up against discrimination and offering support to your colleagues.

While this course is focused on the Indigenous peoples of Australia, it’s fully editable, which means that you can customize the content in this course to fit your cross-cultural training needs. SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s drag-and-drop creator tool allows you to add content with ease and with no coding knowledge required.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Workplace cultural sensitivity, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, racism

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Break barriers to equality with antiracism training

Racism comes in many forms and happens in our day-to-day lives. While it may be mostly associated with violence, it can be as simple as name-calling, an otherwise harmless joke, or an insult. To provide a safe environment for employees to work in and thrive, it’s crucial that antiracism training is provided to help prevent and combat racism. These courses will lay the foundations for understanding how racism came to be, its impact on everyday life, and ways to dismantle and break the cycle.

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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