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Diversity: Understanding & Valuing Our Differences

The workplace pulls together people from diverse backgrounds, education, and cultures. Make certain that your organization values the differences in people with this training module. The module addresses an awareness and definition of diversity, as well as an appreciation for our differences. Also included:
  • Broad definition of Diversity
  • Need for open communications
  • Avoiding preconceptions and prejudices

This module is designed for all employees needing a consistent understanding of the organization's commitment to diversity and its policies to ensure and environment which values diversity.

This module can be presented in two to four hours, depending on participants' skill level and teaching objectives. The module includes:

  • Break out groups to solve team problems
  • Discussion on techniques for team development
  • Exercises and presentations
  • Practice sessions and role plays
The participant's workbooks contain reference text and exercises, are bound and three hole punched. The module is divided into three sections, one for each phase of training: the Pre-Workshop Assignment, the Workshop Material, and the Post-Workshop Action Items. Participant's workbooks can be used for classroom instruction or on a self-paced basis.

The leader's guide contains the same material as the participant's workbook, with the addition of a section of introductory notes, answers to exercises and explanatory margin notes. The leader's notes contain tips and techniques on setting up and administering the session, checklists, and other teaching aids. Other beneficial components include:
  • A listing of suggested videos which complement the material.
  • Notes which highlight key points, provide tips for training, and detail competencies to be gained.
  • Margin Notes on the workshop materials which guide the leader through the material and indicate when to ask questions, encourage discussion, use flip charts, break into groups, and refer to specific material.


By the end of this module, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand why diversity is the core of leadership today.
  2. Identify and correct prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping.
  3. Understand cultural differences.
  4. Understand organization's commitment to valuing diversity.

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