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10 Equity Training Courses

We’ve compiled a list of equity training courses to help your teams acknowledge and embrace a diverse work environment. These courses were designed to promote awareness of each individual’s differences and turn them into strengths to ensure everyone’s success.

10 Equity Training Courses
Last published: 16th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) Equity 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 our 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.

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) Equity Training Course - Equal Employment Opportunity

2. Equal Employment Opportunity

This equity training course aims to educate employees about their right to be treated fairly and with respect. The course kicks off with an introduction to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy which protects employees from discrimination based on characteristics, such as age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, etc. It then talks about the various forms of discrimination, violence, and harassment, and how to identify them. To prepare employees in case an incident takes place, the last lesson will talk about filing complaints and conducting a proper investigation.

Tired of chasing employees to take their training? Not to worry, as SC Training (formerly EdApp) has got you covered with its gamification features, including leaderboards, badges, banners, and completion certificates. Training doesn't have to be boring on this platform. You can make sure to deliver quality lessons to your team, no matter their time zone, which is perfect for a global workforce.


Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Equal Employment Opportunity policy, workplace discrimination & harassment

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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

3. Facing Racism and Emotional Tax in the Workplace

This 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 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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FutureLearn Equity Training Course - Understanding Diversity and Inclusion

4. Understanding Diversity and Inclusion

FutureLearn collaborated with Purdue University to create this course and provide learners with a deeper understanding of diversity and inclusion. Here, learners will discover the stages of diversity, dexterity, and unconscious bias. It then discusses the elements of inclusion and how our ethnocentric and ethno-relative mindsets factor in. To help foster an inclusive workplace, learners will explore the attitudes, skills, and knowledge supporting diversity. This course can be completed in 3 weeks and includes different learning strategies, such as bite-sized videos, practical activities, and forums for collaborative learning.

Cost: Free

Scope: Phases of diversity dexterity, unconscious bias, ethnocentric & ethno-relative mindsets, elements of diversity and inclusion

Created by FutureLearn

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Equity Training Course - What is Gender and Why Gender Equality?

5. What is Gender and Why Gender Equality?

What is Gender and Why Gender Equality is a free equity training course developed by UNITAR that is hosted on SC Training (formerly EdApp). This 4-part course begins by tackling gender disparities and then dives into a deeper understanding of gender and the stereotypes around it. It also emphasizes the value of gender equality and how your employees can take part in the cause. The course concludes by reinforcing key gender definitions for a clearer understanding of the different concepts discussed.

Deploying this course to your teams means that they are taking the same training that the world’s leading training and capacity development organization uses. As one of many SC Training (formerly EdApp) certified, sponsored courses, you can be assured that it upholds the highest industry standards and guidelines, ensuring that you’re training your team with material that is accredited, up-to-date, and of the highest quality.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Global gender disparity, gender & gender stereotypes, gender equality, key gender definitions

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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American Management Association Equity Training Course - Finding Common Ground: How to Overcome Unconscious Bias

6. Finding Common Ground: How to Overcome Unconscious Bias

Finding Common Ground: How to Overcome Unconscious Bias is a course by AMA that covers different types of bias and strategies for overcoming bias for a more inclusive workplace. As you progress through the lessons, you’ll discover practical steps you can take to promote inclusive communication and the ways you can identify verbal and non-verbal language that reflect unconscious bias. By the end of this course, you’ll be guided on how to create a personal action plan with steps, such as communicating with inclusive language and overcoming erroneous generalizations.

Cost: 1,245 USD for 8 online sessions or 5 classroom sessions

Scope: Defining bias, strategies to avoid and overcome bias, inclusive communication

Created by American Management Association

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

7. Diversity and Inclusion in Retail

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

We’re well aware of how retail employees are always on their feet and would be hard-pressed to fit in training in their busy schedules. Not to worry though as SC Training (formerly EdApp) is a mobile-first platform, which means they can take their training right through their mobile devices. It’s fully responsive and works seamlessly on any screen size so you don’t have to worry about any incompatibility hiccups. 

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Creating an inclusive shopping experience, types of biases, zero-tolerance discrimination policy

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Coursera Equity Training Course - Optimizing Diversity on Teams

8. Optimizing Diversity on Teams

Coursera’s equity training capitalizes on each individual’s differences to maximize team performance. It’s an eye-opener on how organizations can benefit from the competitive advantage of having a diverse workforce. To start, it discusses the hindrances that prevent us from promoting diversity then helps turn those cultural differences into a core strength of your team. To get down to the root cause of diversity issues at work, it looks into why conflicts occur and how they can be prevented. This course also presents case studies of real-life examples from renowned companies who have overcome diversity, such as Google, Nike, and UnitedHealthcare. It takes around 12 hours to complete this course.

Cost: Free

Scope: Basic of diversity, conflict resolution, team diversity

Created by Coursera

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Universal Class Equity Training Course - Sensitivity Training in the Workplace

9. Sensitivity Training in the Workplace

Universal Class’s Sensitivity Training in the Workplace is an equity training course that’s intended to develop cultural competence in organizations. This course aims to provide your employees with knowledge and understanding of concepts on diversity and sensitivity, especially in diverse workplace settings. It contains lessons that help identify differences among individuals present in any organization. It also equips your learners with the proper approach in dealing with generational diversity and develops an understanding of the LGBTQIA+ community. Upon course completion, a minimum of 70 percent final score is required to earn a certification. 

Cost: 50 USD (no certification) - 75 USD (with certification)

Scope: Introduction to diversity & sensitivity training, recognizing differences in the workplace, understanding gender, generational diversity & LGBT sensitivity training

Created by Universal Class

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Equity Training Course - Gender Matters

10. Gender Matters

Gender Matters is an equity training course crafted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It opens our eyes to the ongoing reality of gender discrimination and stereotypes, despite being in more progressive times.

By discussing gender as a multidimensional identity, you’ll learn how to help promote gender equality by being an ally, having honest conversations, and sticking up for marginalized gender groups through the concept of intersectionality.

This course is completely editable and customizable allowing you to add more information, such as your company’s policies and advocacies. Worried about not having any coding knowledge or graphic design background? No need to stress as SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s free template library boasts of 80 intuitively designed microlearning templates to populate your content in. On top of that, its user-friendly creator tool uses a simple drag and drop template structure that allows you to put together lessons in minutes.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Defining gender, differentiating gender and sex, gender stereotypes, intersectionality, fighting gender inequality

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Promote an inclusive work environment with equity training

Equity, while often thought of as the same as equality, means that an individual is provided with just opportunities resulting in a fair outcome. While both promote fairness, equity goes a step further by taking into account one’s needs and conditions to level the playing field. Deploying equity training to your teams shows that you acknowledge those differences and want to assure them that you are willing to work with them to ensure their success. Having equity in the workplace means that you’ll have empowered employees who are willing to collaborate, aren’t afraid to speak their thoughts, and will contribute to a shared company vision.

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

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