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Resources: Diversity and Unconscious Bias


Follow these links to helpful SATERN and Skillsoft Online Courses, Job Aids, Videos, and Books on these topics

Online Courses

Bridging the Diversity Gap (27 mins). To get the most innovative solutions from the individuals in your business, you need to create a workplace that embraces inclusion and avoids bias and stereotyping.

Your Role in Workplace Diversity (30 mins). To understand and appreciate diversity in the workplace, you must develop a deep understanding of yourself, as well as any unconscious bias you may have.

Understanding Unconscious Bias (25 mins). To be part of a complex, diverse team you must take steps to overcome implicit and explicit biases and reject social stereotypes. Understanding you own bias, whether conscious or unconscious, is the key.

Overcoming Your Own Unconscious Biases (22 mins). We all hold biases, whether conscious or unconscious. Part of understanding the role of unconscious bias in the workplace is admitting to yourself that you, too, hold biases. Once accepted, you can take an anti-bias approach to overcoming unconscious prejudice.

Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (25 mins). Ensuring a diverse, welcoming, and productive organization means overcoming biases. No matter who you are, you are prey to unconscious biases. To be part of a complex, diverse workplace, you must take steps to overcome them.

Job Aids

Barriers to Diversity

Becoming a Diversity Advocate

Types of Unconscious Bias

Combating the Return of Your Unconscious Bias

Leading an Organization to Overcome Unconscious Bias

Short Videos

The Present Paradigm (2 mins). A three-pronged approach to building a more inclusive culture.

Promoting Organizational Values (2 mins). Build a more inclusive culture by strengthening and reinforcing individual and group successes so you can focus on what matters most.

Essentials of Creating an Inclusive Culture (2 mins). Establishing a successful, high-performing inclusive culture requires more than support.

Business Case for Diversity with Inclusion (2 mins). Diversity with inclusion improves wellness, innovation, productivity, talent, and the bottom line.

Unconscious Bias and Its Role in Diversity (4 mins). Overcoming natural and necessary unconscious bias takes slow, deliberate steps that can lead to innovation gold.

Create Cultures of Inclusion (4 mins). Create an equal playing ground where anyone can bring ideas to the table and where their unique perspectives will be valued.

What Inclusive Leaders Do Differently (1 min). Leaders who can be humble about their weaknesses are better able to create inclusive spaces for collaboration and innovation.

Check Your Biases (1 min). Making decisions too quickly makes you vulnerable to biases that ultimately create more problems. To make better decisions, you need to slow down.


The Drama-Free Workplace: How you can Prevent Unconscious Bias, Sexual Harassment, Ethics Lapses, and Inspire a Healthy Culture (200 pages). Audio Book (8 hrs. 39 mins). Eliminate sexual harassment, unconscious bias, ethical lapses and other HR nightmares!

How to Work with and Lead People not Like You: Practical Solutions for Today’s Diverse Workplace (160 pages). Summary (13 pages). This book explains the skills you need to communicate, motivate, and inspire people to collaborate—even if they have very different values, lifestyles, or priorities.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Diversity (Audio Book, 7 hrs. 5 mins). This audio edition presents selected Harvard Business Review articles that will help you create a culture that seeks and celebrates difference.

How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive (192 pages). Audio Book (4 hrs. 3 mins). Drawing on years of work with many leading organizations, this book shows what leaders at any level can do to spark real change.


This is an Agency-wide notification to all NASA employees.

There has been a change in the company name (but not in support) of NASA’s Agency-wide provider of international medical evacuation: TMH was acquired by Iqarus; Iqarus’s parent company is International SOS.

Effective immediately, International SOS is the Agency-level provider for NASA international medical evacuation and similar support. Please discard any information, documents, and wallet cards referencing TMH.

NOTE: There may be other NASA Centers (e.g., JSC) that contract with other providers for additional and specific medical evacuation services. This change does not affect those Center unique contracts.

International SOS Support Information:

  • NASA-dedicated 24/7 phone lines while on travel: 1-800-905-5924 or 1-215-942-8462
  • NASA Agency Membership Number: 11B108879166
  • Support Web site: www.internationalsos.com (use NASA membership number to access Web site)
  • Phone App: Download the ASSISTANCE APP for instant access to International SOS Support at https://www.internationalsos.com/assistance-app


Upcoming Activities:

An Agency-wide webinar presentation by International SOS to all NASA civil service personnel is scheduled for January 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Contact janine.e.scoville@nasa.gov to be included on the Outlook invite so that you can participate.

New wallet cards are being ordered for distribution to NASA medical clinics and/or anyone else who would like to have one (we’ll send them out as soon as they are received from International SOS).

New brochures are being ordered for distribution to NASA medical clinics and/or anyone else who would like to have one (we’ll send them out as soon as they are received from International SOS).Reminder: NASA’s internal firewalled Web site features medical evacuation information https://inside.nasa.gov/international-business-travel.

NASA’s public-facing Web site also provides medical evacuation information at https://www.nasa.gov/offices/ochmo/divisions/health_medsys/emerg_med_evac.html.


For questions concerning this notice, contact:
NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) Customer Contact Center
1-877-677-2123 (1-877-NSSC123) or nssc-contactcenter@nasa.gov



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Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is a chemical compound extracted from the flowers and buds of the hemp (cannabis sativa) plant, has increased in popularity as a result of the claims that it is a natural remedy for common ailments such as chronic pain and anxiety. There are no standards governing the manufacturing of products containing CBDs; however, products that contain pure CBDs typically has less than 0.3% of the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant associated with the sensation of feeling “high.” The lack of standards means there are CBD products being marketed that contains a sufficient level of THC to cause a positive drug test result. Please be aware that, the use of any compounds or substances not approved by the FDA cannot be used as a legitimate medical explanation for a positive drug test result.

As a reminder, the use of illegal drugs by federal employees is not permissible under any circumstances, regardless of state and/or local laws; this includes the use of Marijuana or products that contains THC for recreational and/or medical purposes.

NASA is authorized to conduct pre-employment testing of any individual who will occupy a testing designated position (TDP) and Random testing of employees who occupy a TDP. All employees are subject to testing under provisions for reasonable suspicion and post-accident and/or unsafe practice testing regardless of the TDP designation of their position.

For more information about NASA’s Drug-Free Workplace Program, please see the NSSC Drug Testing page at https://www.nssc.nasa.gov/drugtesting.




The Code 250 Medical and Environmental Management Division (MEMD) plans, organizes, and manages medical health activities including Health Unit Services, the Fitness Facility, and the Employee Assistance Program. We perform medical health-related analyses, inform employees of the latest health matters, and ensure Goddard adheres to all medical health laws, regulations, and policies to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees.