How to Speak up Against Stereotypes
Why is OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts important?
Have you ever heard someone say something biased or demeaning and you didn’t know whether to speak up?
Have you ever said something unintentionally offensive and wished you could take it back?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this video training program is for you.
OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts will help you gain the skills and confidence needed to successfully communicate in a diverse world.
OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts Learning Objectives:
- Understand the impact of stereotypes and biased statements, even when casually said.
- Identify the most common reasons people sit silently in the face of bias and stereotypes.
- Enhance skills for speaking up against stereotypes without blame or guilt.
The OUCH! training package includes:
1 DVD with 3 chapters and extra features.
1 CD-ROM with Leader’s Guide, Handouts and Powerpoint. (see below to preview)
1 book, Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts.
1 pack of OUCH Reminder Cards (10 cards).
Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts Reviews
To me, one of the most impressive things about the OUCH program is its simplicity. It deals with what is often a highly charged and emotional subject in clear, straightforward language that all of us can understand and makes the case that we all greatly benefit, both individuals and organizations, from a bias-free workplace. “Biases and stereotypes are among the biggest barriers to creating an inclusive workplace. The “Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts” program is one of the most effective tools we’ve seen that organizations can use against them.
Workforce Diversity Network
“The Ouch Video is a great complement to our harassment training since many potential harassment situations involve those “not so obvious” stereotypical comments. As participants watched the video, we could see heads nodding in agreement that stereotypes still exist. Since rolling out the training, employees in all of our facilities across the US are saying “ouch” to speak up against stereotypes.”
Employee Relations Specialist
Fortune 1000 company
“I just wanted to let you know that we taught the OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts class yesterday and it was awesome. We were told by many of the 95 leaders present that it was the best diversity training they have ever had. It scored a 4.9 out of 5 on the evals. OUCH! really is an excellent program and very easy to teach. Thank you!”
Linda Misko MSN, RN-BC
Manager, Education Dept.
“I like OUCH! because of the skill-building properties in the material. We do so much on awareness that sometimes we miss the skill coaching opportunities. OUCH allows for that.”
HR Training Director
Why is OUCH! Your Silence Hurts important?
Do you ever stand by silently when you feel you should speak up? If so, your silence hurts.
Many people say they want to speak up when they see others stereotyped, disrespected, or demeaned. But they stand by silently because of discomfort or the fear of saying the wrong thing. They may turn away thinking “who am I to get involved, this isn’t my business.”
In fact, as a bystander, you ARE part of the conversation. You are the audience. Your silence allows the disrespectful behavior to continue. Your silence hurts
OUCH! Your Silence Hurts Learning Objectives:
- Understand the high cost of silent collusion.
- Explore the power of the bystander to make a difference.
- Inspire passive bystanders to use their voices as active allies.
The Ouch! Your Silence Hurts training package includes:
1. One DVD with the 9 min. video plus Skill-builder stories from the video, DVD Extras, a trailer.
The Ouch! DVD includes English Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing (SDH), and subtitles in Spanish, French, French-Canadian, German and Dutch.
2. One CD-ROM with Leader’s Guide, Handouts, Mini-Poster, and Powerpoint.
Ouch! is an off-the-shelf training program designed to assist you in leading a successful training session. You can use it with the first OUCH! video, or as a standalone program.
Ouch! That Silence Hurts Reviews
I have one word, Fabulous! This video gives real, gut-wrenching examples of individuals and situations. Most important, it challenges people and gives them the idea that they have the ability to confront stereotypes by showing them how. Ouch! Your Silence Hurts will be so helpful because most people want to do something but don’t know what or how.
Anita Rowe, Ph.D.
Partner Gardenswartz & Rowe
Co-author, Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World
The voices in the shadows was a stirring image, and the specific examples of what to say were effective. The most powerful piece of learning for me was to establish that it is better to say something that is imperfect, rather than waiting to think about the right words and saying nothing.
It really fills a niche in my training. It provides the practical, “what can I do?” skills. I’ve reviewed dozens and dozens of videos and OUCH! is so much better than anything else I’ve seen. Now that I’ve used it many times with my clients, I’ve completely internalized the skills and am using them myself as well as training others. Thank you!
Consultant & Trainer
The Ouch Video is a great complement to our harassment training since many potential harassment situations involve those “not so obvious” stereotypical comments. As participants watched the video, we could see heads nodding in agreement that stereo-types still exist. Since rolling out the training, employees in all of our facilities across the US are saying “ouch” to speak up against stereotypes.
Employee Rel. Specialist
Fortune 1000 company