Diversity Training: Celebrating Within The Workplace

A diverse organisation is important for growth. The benefits of a diverse team can help a business grow with different ideas, views and processes. As a team collectively, they can advance quicker and increase performance. With a diverse group though, often issue can arise also due to communication and value differences. This session is designed to handle the subject of diversity professionally. If you are looking to train your employees on cultural diversity, this training session is ideal. Customized to suit groups and workshops across Australia Parramatta, Darwin, Gold Coast, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane

Objectives for Diversity in the Workplace Training

The following are just some of the topics discussed:

Understand what diversity and its related terms mean

As we start the training session we develop the definition of diversity and why it is important to a workplace. Our trainer investigates the current knowledge and thoughts on diversity from the participants in the group.

Be aware of how aware you are of diversity and where you can improve

How aware are we of diversity in our workplace? We provide an activity for individuals to see just how aware they are of diversity in the workplace.

Understand How Changes in the World have Affected You and Your View

Media and stereotyping can affect our thinking over time. This part of the session resets some of the disbelief’s and false information.

Be Able to Identify Your Stereotypes

We discuss stereotypes and how the mind creates categories naturally, yet how bias that we attribute to the stereotypes can be detrimental. We help participants understand that although it is natural to categorize information, we need to be careful when creating stereotypes.

Understand what terms are politically correct and which are not, and why

In today’s world there are times when statements can be taken out of context and terms that we may have used previously yet they have now become politically incorrect to use. We discuss some of these factors and how we can be more aware of the terms we can and cannot use.

Be familiar with the four cornerstones of diversity

In this session we provide information on the four cornerstones of diversity which are knowledge, acceptance, understanding, and behavior.

Understand what the pitfalls are relating to diversity and understand how to avoid them

There are several pitfalls in relating to diversity we provide information on the areas we need to be more aware of. By becoming more aware of areas of concern, we are then able to make an active goal to work on these pitfalls.

Develop a Technique for Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior

What do we do when we see or hear inappropriate behavior in the workplace? This session here explains what we must do as an employee. If this is a team session we can inform your team how to follow the workplace procedures in your organisation.

Develop a Management Style to Encourage Diversity

How do we encourage diversity? Our trainer will provide solutions for workplaces so they are able to create a diverse workforce.

Know what to do if you or one of your employees feels discriminated against

This section of the training identifies the process when someone in the workplace feels they have been discriminated against. All material in this training session can be customized to suit your business needs if you wish to run for your team.

Diversity in the Workplace Training Summary

In the past ten years, the workforce has changed dramatically. More than ever, a workplace is a diverse collection of individuals proud of whom they are: their gender, their sexual orientation, their religion, their ethnic background, and all the other components that make an individual unique. In order for your workplace to succeed, your employees must be able to appreciate and celebrate those differences.

The Outline Example

Introduction and Course Overview

The very first part of the day will probably be receiving to know employees and talking about what’s going to occur during the session. employees will even have a chance to recognize their personal learning objectives.

Defining Diversity

Employees will start by defining diversity and associated terms, including affirmative action, prejudice, stereotype, and Equal Employment Opportunity.

How Can Diversity Change Me?

This session will help employees identify how a changing world has impacted them. employees will even complete a self-awareness inventory to recognize potential areas for development.

Identifying Stereotypes

In this session, employees will investigate stereotypes from various angles through a discussion and two group exercises.

Wise Words

Within this age of political correctness, it’s sometimes challenging to stay informed about words which have become inappropriate. We’ll take a peek at some phrases which are considered universally wrong and some fundamental guidelines. We’ll also take a comic look at some phrases which have gone too far.

The Cornerstones of Diversity

Diversity experts Armida Russell, Amy Tolbert, and Frank Wilderman have identified four cornerstones of diversity development. They’re knowledge, recognition, understanding, and behavior. We’ll analyse each basis in detail in this session.

The Way to Discourage Diversity

There are several practices that deter diversity more than they support it. We’ll examine four common errors and the way to avoid them.

The STOP Technique

Diversity specialist Lenora Billings-Harris has developed a four-measure technique you could use whenever a person is acting in an inappropriate manner. It’s called STOP. Employees will acquire information about the technique by means of a discussion and can then practice it in a role play.

Managing for Diversity

With this short discussion, we’ll look at some simple things managers and workers can do to encourage diversity within their workplace.

Coping with Discrimination

To wrap up the day, we’ll discuss the way to handle discrimination for a supervisor and an employee.

Session Wrap Up

At the conclusion of the day, employees are going to have a chance to ask questions and complete an action plan.

If you would like a custom training session, we can create material to suit your training objectives. Contact our team for more information.

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