Diversity in the Workplace Online Training Course
Diversity is a fact of life in today’s workplace. Some stakeholders see it as a way to foster positive co-worker relationships and a reflection of organizational values. Others see it as a practical necessity for high performing teams—and financial success for the organization. Mere lip service to diversity is not enough. Even the most ardent diversity advocates are challenged by day to day—even unintended—behaviors that compromise their organizations’ commitment to diversity. This course explains the benefits of diversity and is designed to increase employee awareness, help build teamwork, and minimize internal conflict—creating healthier and better performing teams. It also explores the challenges to diversity in the workplace. This course teaches learners the basics of identity filters, subconscious bias, and stereotypes, which are barriers not just to diversity and inclusion, but also to good communication, teamwork, and performance.
Diversity in the Workplace is designed to introduce employees to the concept of diversity and to translate what is often an esoteric, intellectual topic into practical examples that learners can grasp and appreciate. This course helps people understand and appreciate differences in backgrounds, cultures, and personality types. It introduces the concept of unconscious bias and explains how identity filters create barriers to inclusion, relationships, and performance. With an emphasis on the practical, this course also provides tips and guidance on how individual employees can promote and support inclusion and identify key commonalities among with coworkers.
Course length: 30 minutes
Audience: Managers and employees
- Teaches people the basics of diversity, including identity filters and unconscious bias
- What are the dimensions of identity?
- Common examples of bias and stereotypes
- Common challenges
- How to break down barriers
- How to mentor
- Gives learners direct access to Emtrain experts for best diversity practices ways to address diversity challenges
- Tailored to include your branding and policy
- Available in English (multiple languages on demand)
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Emtrain founder and CEO Janine Yancey is a passionate advocate for healthy workplace cultures. Janine’s unique approach blends technology, behavioral science, data analytics, and social media inspired interactions to help inform and improve workplace behavior. Janine presides over a team of experts and an extensive library of content including courses, video, resource guides, checklists and analytic reports that define the modern workplace.
Janine is a proponent of neutral, third-party guidance and problem-solving. By orchestrating a publicly-accessible community interface for employee questions and concerns, Janine stays at the forefront of real world, real-time harassment, bias, discrimination, and ethics issues.