Workplace Diversity

With the world becoming more mobile and diverse, diversity has taken on a new importance in the workplace. Your participants will be able to use strategies for removing barriers and stereotypes, and to encourage diversity in the workplace and even through their community.

The Workshop Diversity workshop will help participants understand what diversity is all about, and how they can help create a more diverse world at work and at home. They will be instructed to use skills such as active listening to receive messages in a diverse population, employ effective questioning techniques, and communicate with strength.

Module One: Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Understanding Diversity

  • What is Diversity?
  • Related Terms and Concepts
  • A Brief History
  • A Legal Overview

Module Three: Understanding Stereotypes

  • Stereotypes vs. Biases
  • Identifying Your Baggage
  • Understanding What This Means

Module Four: Breaking Down the Barriers

  • Changing Your Personal Approach
  • Encouraging Workplace Changes
  • Encouraging Social Changes

Module Five: Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same Thing
  • Asking Questions
  • Communicating with Power

Module Six: Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body Language
  • The Signals You Send to Others
  • It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It

Module Seven: Being Proactive

  • Encouraging Diversity in the Workplace
  • Preventing Discrimination
  • Ways to Discourage Discrimination

Module Eight: Coping with Discrimination

  • Identifying if You Have Been Discriminated Against
  • Methods of Reprisal
  • Choosing a Course of Action

Module Nine: Dealing with Diversity Complaints as a Person

  • What To Do If You’re Involved In A Complaint
  • Understanding Your Role
  • Creating a Support System

Module Ten: Dealing with Diversity Complaints as a Manager

  • Recording the Complaint
  • Identifying Appropriate Actions
  • Choosing a Path

Module Eleven: Dealing with Diversity Complaints as an Organization

  • Receiving a Complaint
  • Choosing a Response
  • Learning from the Complaint

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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