What people are saying about Ouch!
"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.”
Mike Streeter, 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 U.S. are saying “ouch” to speak up against stereotypes."
Employee Relations Specialist Fortune 1000 company
"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
"Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts is a very easy-to-use training program that makes a strong point. The examples are realistic, and the techniques are easy to implement. Remember, most people don't speak up against bias because they don't know how. This program teaches the how. With practice, it gives us confidence to handle those types of situations where before we might not have because we didn't know what to do or say. I recommend Ouch! That Stereotype Hurt for any organization that wants to increase employee awareness of remarks that might seem OK on the surface but are really based on bias or stereotypes."
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“Finally, a video that shows the viewer exactly how to respond in moments of diversity-related tension! No blame, no guilt, no conflict – just practical, specific skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace. OUCH! is a must-have and a must-see for anyone seeking to create and sustain a respectful workplace.”
Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., Author, Making Diversity Work: Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace
“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 U.S. are saying “ouch” to speak up against stereotypes.”
Employee Relations Specialist, Fortune 1000 company