Diversity in the Workplace Training: Building Bridges of Understanding

Level: Foundation

This course focuses on diversity awareness to increase participants ability to work effectively and productively in a diverse workplace. It is designed to be thought provoking and challenging. With increased self-awareness and awareness of others, participants are able to recognize and value our human differences. This allows them to develop strategies and actions to support teams and organizations to excel.

Diversity in the Workplace Training: Building Bridges of Understanding

Key Features of this Diversity in the Workplace Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Develop awareness and knowledge of the many dimensions of diversity.
  • Identify the major components of culture and its influence on the individual and on relationships.
  • Examine the effect of group affiliations on individual identity.
  • Explore the costs and effects of stereotyping.
  • Recognize the stages toward an inclusive workplace.
  • Improve communication among diverse employees.

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  • 2-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • Tuition can be paid later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
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Important Diversity in the Workplace Training Information

  • Who Should Attend this Course

    Anyone who is ready to learn how to embrace and work with a diverse workforce and who wants to make a positive difference in their organization. This course is beneficial to all persons regardless of age, title, or educational level.

Diversity in the Workplace Training Outline

  • Introductions & Overview

    • Course Goals
    • Course Objectives
    • Community Agreements
    • Activity: What’s in a Name?
  • Diversity: Similar Differences

    • Chapter Objectives
    • What is Diversity?
    • Dimensions of Diversity
    • Activity: Similar Differences
    • Levels of Uniqueness
    • Activity: Who Am I?
  • How Culture Shapes Us

    • Chapter Objectives
    • What is Culture
    • Layers of Culture
    • Activity: Brief Encounters
    • Values: The Core of Culture
    • Value Programming
    • Activity: My Life’s Journey
    • Steps for Building Understanding
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Chapter Objectives
    • Activity: Portraits of Diversity
    • Share of the Workforce
    • Approaches to Diversity
    • Steps Toward an Inclusive Workplace
    • Activity: Identifying Barriers to Inclusion
    • Benefits of an Inclusive Workplace
    • Characteristics of an Inclusive Workplace
  • Identity Groups and Stereotypes

    • Chapter Objectives
    • What is Group Identity?
    • Group Identities are Important
    • When There are Few Among Many
    • Stereotyping
    • Pitfalls and Costs of Stereotyping
    • Activity: Why do People Stereotype
    • Why People Stereotype
    • Activity: Internalized Oppression; Internalized Pride
    • Activity: Untold History
  • Race, Gender, Power

    • Chapter Objectives
    • Conscious/Unconscious
    • Expectations and Assumptions
    • Unconscious Bias
    • Key Characteristics of Unconscious Bias
    • Some Types of Unconscious Bias
    • Systemic Racism and Sexism
    • How ‘isms” are Built
    • Activity: I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know
    • Characteristics of Dominant Groups
    • Outcomes: Racist/Sexist vs. Inclusive
    • What is Power?
    • Activity: Race/Gender and Power
  • Communicating in a Diverse Workplace

    • Chapter Objectives
    • Definition of Communication
    • Axioms of Communication
    • Communication Keys
    • Activity: Diversity Competence Skills
    • Diversity Mindset

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Diversity in the Workplace Training FAQs

  • Will this course help me build and manage a diverse team in my organization?

    Yes, this course will teach you to embrace and work with a diverse workforce and make a positive difference in your organization.

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