Diversity Awareness

Managing diversity in the workplace is difficult, but necessary.  With the rapid and complex nature of change, organizations are confronted with the need to meet the challenges of a diverse workforce.  The biggest return on investment in human capital is based on effective management of individual differences.  Everyone in an organization must learn that valuing and appreciating cultural diversity results in success for the entire organization.

 

Behavioral Objectives

Participants will learn:

 

  • To identify personal awareness of cultural diversity
  • To work towards developing trust and finding value in diversity
  • How different perceptions affect working relationships
  • To foster a more inclusive, respectful working environment that allows for teamwork
  • How diversity can be a competency
  • To develop a personal action plan

 

Who Should Attend

All employees

 

Sample Activities

  • Questionnaires on personal understanding of diversity
  • Group activities on cultural collisions, beliefs, attitudes, and stereotypes
  • Triads on perceptions of the company’s diversity awareness

 

Materials

Workbook

 

Delivery Options

Can be delivered one-on-one, in small groups, or as a half- or full-day workshop