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Course Description

More than ever, a workplace is a diverse collection of individuals proud of who they are: their gender, their sexual orientation, their religion, their ethnic background, and all the other components that make an individual unique. One of the challenges for workplace leaders is how to help these diverse individuals work as a team. 

Organizations that don’t have effective teamwork fail. Failing to embrace diversity can also have serious legal costs for corporations. This one-day workshop will give you ways to celebrate diversity in the workplace while bringing individuals together.

Course Outline

•    Course Overview
•    Defining Diversity
•    How Does Diversity Affect Me?
•    Identifying Stereotypes
•    Wise Words
•    The Cornerstones of Diversity
•    How to Discourage Diversity
•    The STOP Technique
•    Managing for Diversity
•    Dealing with Discrimination
•    Workshop Wrap-Up
 

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, students should be able to:
•    Describe what diversity and its related terms mean
•    Explain how changes in the world have affected you and your view
•    Identify your stereotypes
•    Use terms that are politically correct and avoid those which are not
•    Apply the four cornerstones of diversity
•    Avoid the pitfalls related to diversity
•    Use a technique for dealing with inappropriate behavior
•    Develop a management style to encourage diversity
•    Take action if you or one of your employees feels discriminated against

Notes

  Materials Required:
  Handouts will be provided by the instructor 

Prerequisites

None.
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