Uprooting Bias Online Challenge

There has never been a more critical time to commit to building inclusive organizations. Our communities need to see leadership and action in the wake of cultural reckoning with racial and social injustice. But to truly make meaningful change, we must understand our capacity for change.



how individual and organizational biases create inequities



biases emotionally and intellectually



individual and organizational biases with commitment

Uprooting Bias Online Challenge is a 9-lesson learning tool that helps employers train and assess team members. It measures employee readiness while also providing basic DEI training. The results help inform strategies for building an organization’s capacity to advance DEI, but they also set employees up to successfully engage in their own DEI growth journey.

This tool measures how committed employees are to making a change in their organizations and how capable they feel. In addition, employees can share what support they think they need to accomplish goals in uprooting bias, including accountability, peer support, more tools, more clarity in defining goals and help get organization buy-in.

The Challenges


Bias Basics


Bias Cycle












Conversation Tools + Equity Lens


Pulling It All Together

What kinds of activities are included?

Prompts will include self reflection, quizzes, videos, and other interactive content.

How do the challenges take?

Designed for individuals to work at their own pace, employees can complete the challenge individually over four to five hours at times that fit into their schedules.

How will I access the challenges?

You’ll use an online learning dashboard that works great on desktops, tablets, and smart phones. There will also be some external links to videos and articles. You don’t need any special apps to participate.

Who will see my responses?

Most prompts include online sharing as a way to process the concepts. Only the Step Up administrators will see individual responses connected to names.

Uprooting Microaggressions Online Challenge

‘Intent versus impact,’ what does it really mean? In this 6 module online learning experience, participants will explore the real impact that microaggressions have on employees, teams, and entire companies. Participants will examine personal unconscious biases that commonly show up as microaggressions, sometimes so subtle they go unnoticed by everyone but the people being impacted.

Learning Objectives

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Equity Accelerator

The Step Up Equity Accelerator is a 5-part, synchronized blended-learning diversity, equity, and inclusion skill-building program.

Whether you're brand new or experienced in DEI principles, the Equity Accelerator will challenge you to re-examine your approach to DEI.

This team development learning experience will equip you to accurately assess where people are in their journey, effectively help others make progress in practicing equity, and authentically share the journey.

In addition, the Accelerator teaches practical skills, model behaviors and strategies that you can deploy within your organization, and assess your team's capabilities to implement DEI initiatives.To establish a shared understanding of team strengths and areas for growth, the Accelerator includes several self-assessments compiled into a comprehensive team profile.

Assessments include:


The Equity Accelerator is designed as a blended learning experience. Each module consists of 3-5 hours of online learning, delivered through Step Up's Learning Dashboard, followed by a 2-hour live virtual session where participants put their learning into practice, applying the concepts and tools from the Learning Dashboard to their real team/organizational environment.

Identify and develop individual and collective strengths, values, competencies, and knowledge critical to advise, assist, coach and lead your organization through the equity, inclusion, and diversity transformation journey.


Finding Your Superpower

During this module, participants will build cohesion within their team and leverage the power of emotional intelligence to build confidence to lead and act.


Theory of Change

Dive into Step Up's approach to Recognize, Own, and Disrupt individual and organizational biases to foster an equitable and inclusive environment.


Culture of Change

Explore the cultural side - both visible and unspoken - of instituting change within your organization. Create alignment on the behaviors that need to be cultivated to be more equitable.


Authentically Transforming the Narrative

Learn to get in front of the narrative to build buy-in and momentum to support DEI initiatives by centering non-dominant voices and creating a case for mutual benefit.


Facilitating + Coaching Through Change

As a leader you will find yourself facilitating, coaching, and teaching within your organization. Learn when to deploy each individually or collectively.