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12 Gender Inclusivity Training Courses

We’ve selected a list of gender inclusivity training courses that are intended to promote equal representation and opportunities for all employees regardless of their gender. These courses will tackle how to recognize gender bias, as well as understand gender equality and sexual diversity in the workplace. 

Gender Inclusivity Training Courses
Last published: 14th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) Gender Inclusivity Training Course - What is Gender and Why Gender Equality

1. What is Gender and Why Gender Equality

Hosted in SC Training (formerly EdApp), What is Gender and Why Gender Equality is a free gender inclusivity training course developed by UNITAR to help you become an advocate for gender equality. This 4-part course highlights gender disparities or gender categories and the common stereotypes around them. It also tackles how these gender norms and stereotypes can lead to inequality and gender gaps, followed by some expert recommendations on how you can take part in combatting this issue. Lastly, it reinforces common terms and definitions to provide learners with a more comprehensive understanding of the key concepts of gender equality. The insights you'll gain from this course will surely be useful for your company's initiative toward building a more positive and inclusive workplace.

SC Training (formerly EdApp) training software presents this course in a microlearning format, which means lessons are in bite-sized form and are focused on key information. It also applies gamification features to increase learner engagement and combat a lack of motivation.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Global gender disparity, Gender & gender stereotypes, Gender equality

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Gender Inclusivity Training Course - Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals

2. Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals

Another gender inclusivity course created in collaboration with UNITAR, Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals reinforces the value of gender equality in the workplace through the lens of UNITAR's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this course, you’ll learn about the United Nation's Twin Track approach to address gender gaps, marginalizations, and exclusions to ensure that no one will be left behind, regardless of gender. UNITAR also included their Bangladesh Case Study to help you understand further the context behind the Twin Track approach and how they can be applied in real-life situations. This course is available in SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s library together with other sustainability and NGO training courses, making it readily deployable for your teams. No need to start from scratch!

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: UNITAR's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Snapshots of gender issues, Twin Track approach, Bangladesh case study

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Gender Inclusivity Training Course - Understanding LGBTQIA+ and SOGIE

3. Understanding LGBTQIA+ and SOGIE

Also available in SC Training (formerly EdApp), this course explores the aspects of inequality faced from an early age, up to the workplace. This course studies the LGBTQIA+ community and SOGIE, revealing how misunderstandings can arise in real-life situations.

It then provides detailed step-by-step techniques on how to combat these misconceptions. It also mentions the different organizations that advocate LGBTQ rights and gender equality. This course is ideal for self-paced learning, which means learners can complete it as quickly or slowly as they like.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Understanding LGBTQIA+, understanding SOGIE, misconceptions and myths, creating an inclusive workplace

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Universal Class Gender Inclusivity Training Course - Sensitivity Training in the Workplace

4. Sensitivity Training in the Workplace

Offered in Universal Class, the Sensitivity Training in the Workplace discusses concepts on diversity and sensitivity, especially in workplace settings. It contains lessons that help identify various differences among individuals present in any organization. It mainly focuses on general diversity concepts, such as the proper approach in dealing with generational diversity. But, it also discusses the LGBTQIA+ community, in particular, to help you understand and develop sensitivity towards the diverse spectrum of sexual identities.

Its video lessons are only accessible via a web browser. It also includes review articles and exams for each lesson. 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 and sensitivity training, Recognizing differences in the workplace, Understanding gender, Generational diversity, LGBT sensitivity training, Resolving conflicts in the workplace

Created by Universal Class

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Coursera Gender Inclusivity Training Course - Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

5. Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Available in Coursera, the Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace by the University of Pittsburgh is designed to analyze different identities and their relationships to see how culture is shaped in the workplace. This gender inclusivity course includes an introduction to a set of key LGBTQIA+ terms like transgender vs. cisgender, nonbinary, and even genderless. Then, it further dives into the history of gender, sexuality, and trans rights including related theories. By empowering your employees with a deeper understanding of their diversity, especially in the aspect of their gender expression and sexuality, they are able to be more proactive in creating a respectful and positive culture in the workplace. The modules of this course are also delivered through self-paced videos with supplemental reading materials and quizzes for each lesson.

Cost: Free

Scope: Changing landscapes, identities, and discourse, History of gender & gender in theory, History of sexuality & sexuality in theory, Trans topics & trans in theory

Created by Coursera

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Gender Inclusivity Training Course - Diversity and Inclusion

6. Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion is a free online course available on SC Training (formerly EdApp) designed to help your employees embrace their differences in the workplace. In this course, you’ll understand the value of diversity key concepts on fostering diversity and inclusivity. You’ll also learn how to recognize and eliminate unconscious biases. It also provides guidelines on cultivating an inclusive culture, including ways to incorporate it in communicating with your co-workers and creating employee resource groups. While this course highlights mostly general concepts on diversity, the insights you can find here will still help you break stereotypes so you can foster a gender-inclusive culture. Like all courses in SC Training (formerly EdApp), this course takes the form of microlessons so it only takes a couple of minutes to complete, making this a really convenient course to take.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Introduction to diversity and inclusion, Unconscious bias, Cultivating an inclusive organization, Inclusive language

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Alison Gender Inclusivity Training Course - Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

7. Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

This Gender Discrimination in the Workplace course by Alison highlights the key issues of gender inequality, toxic masculinity, transphobia, and discrimination, including their origins and causes. This course begins with a comprehensive discussion on workplace gender biases and inequalities, including global statistics and research findings. It also points out the causes of such discrimination, which leads to tackling topics on gender ideologies and social role theory. It also includes lessons that cover the different legislative constructs of a few countries, and how they approach issues on gender discrimination in the workplace.

By the end of the course, your learners can check their knowledge and understanding with an assessment test with a required minimum score of 80 percent for successful course completion. While the course is available for free, official certificates are only available for purchase.

Cost: Free

Scope: Gender issues in the workplace, Factors of workplace gender issues, Legislative systems in different regions

Created by Alison

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Gender Inclusivity Training Course - The Importance of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction

8. The Importance of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction

In a partnership with UNITAR, SC Training (formerly EdApp) developed The Importance of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction. This course explores the role of women and the gender lens in preparing against disasters. In celebration of International Women’s Day, this course demonstrates the impacts of women's leadership in disaster risk reduction, including some of the DRR organizations that support this principle. It also tackles how to look at disasters with a gender lens. In turn, it allows you to appreciate how women can be agents of change, which is backed by different studies and initiatives. Lastly, it emphasizes the relationship between gender and disaster risk reduction. But it doesn’t end there yet. To make the lessons from this course even more convincing, it provides a few case studies on women’s leadership in disaster risk reduction.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Introduction to importance of women in disaster risk reduction, Women as leaders for DRR, Looking at disasters with a gender lens, Gender and DRR inter-linkages

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Diversity Builder Gender Inclusivity Training Course - Gender Diversity Training

9. Gender Diversity Training

The Gender Diversity course by Diversity Builder was created to help you understand the complexities of gender, including the different gender identities and expressions. Queer trainers, including heterosexual, lesbian, trans people, and non-binary will guide you with inclusive practices in communicating and interacting with colleagues with respect to their gender diversity. They will also equip you with the knowledge of key terms on gender like gender variance, gender affirming, non-conforming and the like. It's also essential to know how to use proper gender pronouns in the workplace. With this course, you’ll also understand the differences in gender expressions, gender identities, and gender orientations. Upon completing the lessons, you’ll have a wider perspective of the diversity of people and be able to practice proper behaviors that will eliminate discrimination, harassment, and biases.

Cost: Price available upon request

Scope: Deconstructing gender roles, Genders pronouns, LGBTQIA+, Gender identities, Gender expressions, gender identity, and orientation, Inclusive communication practices

Created by Diversity Builder

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FutureLearn Gender Inclusivity Training Course - Understanding Gender Inequality

10. Understanding Gender Inequality

Hosted in FutureLearn, The Understanding Gender Inequality course by the University of Exeter focuses on the impacts of gender inequality at work, at home, and in society. This course explores gender and its binary and non-binary forms, including the influences of the different cultures on them. It then goes into detail on how gender inequality manifests in the workplace, especially in the aspects of compensation, job roles, promotions, and more. For a more holistic understanding, it also covers the effects of gender inequality at home and society in general. By the end of the course, you’ll learn how to stay gender neutral and to challenge these inequalities and become aware of the different campaigns, legislation, and practices that support gender equality.

Cost: 15.83 USD/month

Scope: Gender in a legal and social sense, Gender inequality in the workplace, Gender inequality in society, Challenging gender equality

Created by FutureLearn

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USAID Gender Inclusivity Training Course - Gender 101 Training

11. Gender 101 Training

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also offers an hour-long gender inclusivity training course that you can use to learn more about the basics of gender equality. It defines gender equality, diversity and inclusion, and some diversity issues commonly faced at work, like stereotypes, bias, and discrimination. Through this course, you’ll also discover solutions that can help your organization establish a healthy and more inclusive culture. The video course is available on YouTube and can be accessed for free.

Cost: Free

Scope: Gender equality, diversity and inclusion, diversity issues, solutions to help achieve an inclusive work environment

Created by USAID

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edX Gender Inclusivity Training Course -  Race, Gender and Workplace Equity

12. Race, Gender and Workplace Equity

The Race, Gender and Workplace Equity course by edX digs deep into the most vital leadership and communication skills for managing unconscious bias and eliminating racism in the workplace. You’ll also get to explore the nature of Emotional Tax and how it impacts the workplace. Towards the end of this course, you’ll also learn the difference between gender equity and gender equality, along with some ideas on how you can address gender inequity and build an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe and welcome. 

This gender inclusivity training course is quite long. It will run for two months, requiring at least 1-2 hours per week to complete it. 

Cost: 176.40 USD

Scope: Leadership and communication skills for workplace equity, Emotional Tax, the difference between gender equity and gender equality, how to address gender inequity

Created by edX

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Promote workplace equality with gender inclusivity training courses

Fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace doesn't end in simply having an equal balance of genders and intersex in the workplace. To fully promote gender inclusivity within your organization, it's important to give all employees, regardless of their gender, access to equal rights, resources, and opportunities. Through proper training with gender inclusivity training courses, you'll be able to mitigate discrimination and stereotypes against any gender or gender identity. This allows you to look beyond the biological sex and gender assigned at birth, and understand the concepts under the umbrella term, LGBTQIA+. Aside from its benefits of creating a positive culture, it also enables you to fully take advantage of all your employees' ideas and capabilities without bias. When employees are equally treated fairly, it becomes easy to create a collaborative environment and conform to inclusive practices that will result in higher productivity in the workplace.

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