Cultivating Racial Equity in the Workplace

Thursday, May 26th, 2022, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Looking to advance racial equity within your workplace but not sure where to start? It starts with listening. Join Jess & Megan of TorranceLearning for a candid conversation surrounding their personal journeys related to race and the workplace and leave a renewed ability to identify and respond to racialized workplace barriers.

This workshop, contextualized through Jess & Megan's story, will provide a sneak peek of the TorranceLearning curriculum CREW: Cultivating Racial Equity in theWorkplace, which supports better team collaboration and the full participation of all employees.

Learn more about the experience of one queer woman of color navigating an environment in which she is vastly underrepresented and the restorative responses implemented by Megan Torrance CEO of TorranceLearning to more intentionally advance equity

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Jess Jackson is the Director of External Affairs and Social Equity at Common Citizen and a contract-based racial equity strategist with Torrance Learning. She is an instructional designer, writer, speaker and has over 15 years’ experience as a Diversity Peer Educator. She is the author of TorranceLearning’s curriculum Cultivating Racial Equity in the Workplace (CREW) a holistic microlearning training program that addresses barriers to equity in the workplace using evidence-informed best practices from social psychology research. She has worked within a myriad of educational contexts addressing access, retention, and success of diverse learners, and her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been recognized at the international level. Her expertise in strategic planning, data and assessment, and program development coupled with her dynamic facilitation and training skills have enabled her to create sustainable impact within large education-focused organizations, and her work has been featured on platforms such as Mic, TedX, Michigan Advance, Learning Solutions Magazine, ACPA, among others. Jess is a graduate of the University of Michigan concentrating in Sociology with a sub concentration in Economy, Business and Society. Jess also holds an M.ED and MBA. She lives in Detroit, MI and can be reached at

Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, connecting learning strategy to design, development, data and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works, so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning design and xAPI. Megan is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers and Making Sense of xAPI.


The Kensington Hotel

3500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check in, casual mingling, delicious lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Workshop
1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Wrap-up and close

Cost: $25 early bird pricing!
$35 After 5/22