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Bias Busters Essentials

Online • Live • 6 PD Hrs

Take your programs' understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to the next level. This live course ensures everyone on your staff builds a common understanding of unconscious bias to create a more equitable environment.


Take your programs' understanding of DEI to the next level. Bias Busters Essentials expands on lessons from Bias Busters Basics and includes live sessions with Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson, renowned DEI expert and author. This course provides everyone on your staff with a solid understanding of what it means to work in an environment that respects all people, what it means to serve a diverse community in a judgment-free way, and what it looks like to connect with each other when difficult situations arise. 

Course Level: Intermediate

Requirements/Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Instruction and Effective Practice, Leadership and Management, Parents and Families, Program Operations, Support Services

Course Meeting Times: Fourth Friday of the month from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

Completion Timeline/Duration: One month

Head Start Alignment: Fulfills OHS diversity, equity, and inclusion requirements. It is recommended this course be taken with Head Start Basics to meet additional OHS requirements.

Course Outline

Course Facilitator

Dr. Kimberly Johnson

Dr. Kimberly Johnson is a creative thinker and has a passion for teaching and helping others. She serves as a contracted course facilitator at Harvard University, has taught doctoral classes at Northeastern University, and currently teaches at Clemson University and Clinton College. As a Head Start alumna, she knows first-hand the life-changing power of Head Start. “I am living proof that Head Start works, but our job is not done–not by any means. In fact, the journey has truly just begun,” she said. “We have much work to do to ensure that our families, teachers and most of all our children can see beyond the broken glass or sirens or even the deficit thinkers that clog their minds on a regular basis. We have the obligation to make sure our children gain the levels of love and preparedness that Head Start represents.” Dr. Kim earned her doctorate in Curriculum, Teaching, and Leadership from Northeastern University and her master’s from Clemson University in Youth Development and Leadership as well as Early Childhood Education and Communications degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill. Kimberly completed her postdoctoral work in the Advanced Leadership Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and recently completed a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell University.

What learners are saying... 

"This course was so engaging. It really opens your eyes to things going on around you and how you can make a difference!"

"Very valuable information that will teach you how to better interact with those around you."

"The instructor was very easy to follow and I enjoyed her enthusiasm for the information."

Registration Rates

Regular Rate: $425

NHSA Member Rate: $295

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  • Online, Self-Paced Coursework
  • Live Office Hours with Instructor
  • Access to a National Cohort of Peers
  • 6 Hours of Course Material
  • Video Content
  • 3 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Discussion Forums
  • Digital Badge
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 24/7 Access to Transcript

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