Moving Bias to a Conscious Level, Eliminating Bias on the Interview Team, Developing Cultural Competencies and Skills, Developing Inclusive Interview Questions, and Greeting with Inclusive Style and Body Language


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(Blends online learning with a live workshop)

5-Part Diversity Interviewing Series Blended Training Workshop

*NOTE*  This series includes mainly RACIAL/ETHNIC diversity.

For upcoming workshop dates, keep checking this page or CLICK HERE to get on our workshop email list.

No public workshops currently scheduled. Contact us to discuss bringing this training in-house. Parts can be done separately.


8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Courtyard by Marriott, 2905 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN

Facilitated by Lila Kelly, Principal of Lila Kelly Associates, LLC and DiversityIntegration.com

This blended training workshop will help you identify what bias looks like and work toward eliminating bias in the hiring process. It begins with individuals completing five 20- to 30-minute Diversity Interviewing online trainings on their own prior to the live workshop. This gets everyone on the same page with the workshop topics (listed below). The online trainings include videos, quotes and examples of real people and situations from Lila Kelly’s firsthand research and experience, along with activities and quizzes.

The live workshop brings participants to a deeper level of learning through discussion, activities and interaction with others from different organizations.

Human Resource professionals, hiring manager, recruiters and other interviewers will want to attend this highly interactive one-day workshop to build cultural competencies for inclusive interviewing and hiring!

A certificate of completion is awarded to participants upon completion of the online component and live workshop.

REGISTRATION: $500/person (includes the workshop, 5 online training registrations worth $125, breakfast and lunch).

Space is limited to small groups. Registration deadline is one week before the workshop. No refunds after the registration deadline.

Quantity discounts available upon purchase. Contact us about nonprofit and government discounts.

Hotel room reduced rates available for early reservations.

Email us or call us at 651-983-4489 with questions or for more information.


WORKSHOP TOPICS AND ONLINE TRAINING TITLES (Click links for more information)


Identifies biases, which may be otherwise hidden to interviewers and hiring managers, to help move interviewers’ bias to a conscious level.

PART A: Revealing Hidden Bias
PART B: Examples of Interviewers’ Hidden Bias
PART C: Cultural Misunderstandings and Bias from Racial/Ethnic Perspectives


Designed to increase interviewers’ awareness of bias in themselves and in others on the interview team and eliminate bias at the individual and organizational levels.

PART A: Inconsistencies within Interview Teams
PART B: Exposing Systemic Bias in an Interview Team and Hiring Process
PART C: Methods for Eliminating Bias and Developing an Inclusive Interview Team


Identifies cultural competencies and skills necessary for interviewers to achieve inclusive interview practices. It discusses situations of an applicant unexpectedly disclosing personal information that can make an interviewer uncomfortable. Methods are presented to see beyond interviewers’ biases and cultural misunderstandings and evaluate applicants on their actual skills, knowledge and abilities for the job.

PART A: The Skill of Interviewing
PART B: Developing Cultural Competencies for Interviewing
PART C: Comfort Level with Diversity as a Cultural Competency
PART D: Methods for Becoming both Skilled and Culturally Competent at Employment Interviewing


Covers (1) Commonly asked interview question and reasons these questions might be difficult for diverse applicants to answer, (2) Alternative ways to ask these questions to obtain more useful information, and (3) A case study of structured and inclusive interview questions.

PART A: Interviewers’ Expected Responses and Diverse Perspectives on Commonly Asked Interview Questions
PART B: Development of Structured and Inclusive Interview Questions
PART C: Methods for Structured and Inclusive Interviewing


Putting what has been learned into action, this topic delves into the beginning of an interview with the greeting. Behaviors are explored that can influence an interviewer’s comfort level with and first impression of an applicant’s fit for a job. Diverse applicants’ perspectives are presented on interviewers’ greeting styles.

PART A: The Greeting
PART B: Diverse Applicants’ Perspectives on Interviewers’ Body Language
PART C: Interviewers’ Style in Asking Interview Questions
PART D: Alternative Approaches for Interviewers to Consider


What other are saying…

“The e-learning component grounds participants with the same baseline information. The real learning (for me) happened through the follow-up discussion. The discussion was rich, and I appreciated the diverse perspectives and insights provided by other participants.”

“There is so much added to the e-learning by the discussion. It also can help facilitate cultural change when a work group experiences the training together. The framework for this training provides a great opportunity for colleagues to have a facilitated conversation together, so everyone can work on changing the culture as a team.”

“I like the blended training format – laying out standard questions, why they may not work, and alternative ways to get at the information. The online format was very helpful and easy to follow. The discussion immediately afterward allowed for the learning to be cemented.”

“This online training is short and to the point, stays on track, and has good examples with specific case studies. Then a great discussion with other professionals in same or similar roles. It is very appropriate for hiring managers who do minimal interviewing. This is a great resource for any organization that would like to focus on diversity and inclusion at all levels.”


A Trainer Manual to be used with the Diversity Interviewing Series online trainings and/or eBooks is available here.

This training is also available as an in-house workshop (contact us to discuss), and as online trainings and eBooks at DiversityIntegration.com.