CP – Inclusive Interviewing, September 28, 2022

Wednesday, September 28th • 2-4pm PDT • $250

Note: apply your Catalyst code during checkout and it’ll waive the workshop fee. 

When people are trained in how to interview candidates fairly and effectively, the entire company benefits. In this workshop, participants learn how to engineer a well thought-through interview experience, including creating and selecting interview questions with minimum bias and maximum predictive validity, how to assess answers and debrief on results. Participants in this workshop also learn how to make candidates feel welcome and included through deliberate nonverbal and verbal cues. Participants practiced all skills via role play.

Pre-work: Come to this workshop with a role in mind for which you are hiring or would like to hire in the future.

During this workshop participants will:
• Understand the role that bias plays in the interview process and how to mitigate it
• Reverse engineer their goals to identify job criteria, including:
• determine which knowledge & skills are needed for the role
• determine which ‘values fit’ and ‘culture add’ characteristics matter for the position
• Create well-crafted interview questions that exactly target the job criteria
• formulate behavioral questions that get to the essence of the criteria you want
• detect common interview question errors and fix them
• create a scoring system to quickly and discreetly record answers
• hold effective debrief conversations to fairly assess candidate performance
• Learn how to ask deepeners, clarifiers, follow-up questions, and pivots
• understand how to frame/set up a structure to the interview
• use the CAR method (context, action, result) to know where to ask follow-on questions
• practice asking deepeners, pivots, synthesizers
• Learn how to make the interview an inclusive experience (even if you don’t want to make and offer)
• opening, using nonverbal cues, making good transitions, handling questions, politely interrupting to keep timing on track, closing
• Discuss how to put what was learned in this workshop into action in the week ahead

After this workshop, participants will know how to:
• Identify bias hot spots in their interview process
• Develop predictive job criteria
• Help the team discuss candidates in an efficient and fair way
• Facilitate interviews that provide insight and increase the quality of hiring decisions
• Create a great candidate experience, even when the person is not being selected

Workshop location

This workshop is taught online, with a live facilitator. Once you complete your payment, you’ll receive dial-in and worksheet links a few days prior to workshop.

What you'll need

To make the workshop a great experience for all, you will need:

1. Computer with functioning camera (so we can see you)

2. Headset with microphone (so we can hear you)

3. Pen and paper

4. A nice quiet place to dial in from

Details & Tickets


Wednesday, September 28th

2-4pm PDT


Clarissa Pitts

Price: $250/person

Ticket is valid only for date purchased. It is not refundable or exchangeable.