The purpose of this course is to provide you with an understanding of what it means to have a diverse and inclusive organization through providing examples, real world scenarios, and best practices.
Gender identity awareness is necessary to ensure equal respect and fair opportunities for everybody. So what does this mean for your organization? While every entity is unique and should consider the needs of their individual workforce, this course provides some basic steps you can take to better increase gender identity awareness.
When discussing gender identity and sexual orientation it’s common to hear acronyms used to reference different groups, orientations, and identities. For several years, the most common acronym was LGBT, however to be more inclusive the acronym has evolved into many different forms. In this course we’ll help you understand the pieces that make up the LGBTQIA+ acronym.
We’ve all been in a situation where someone makes an offensive comment, off color joke, or goes as far as bullying or humiliating someone else. If you ignore these comments or acts it sends a signal that they are acceptable. Instead, use the steps in this lesson to “speak out” so everyone can enjoy a safe, inclusive, and harassment free work environment.
Have you ever really considered why diversity within your organization matters? Instinctively, the answer seems simple. Diversity promotes the idea of different individuals coming together to achieve common goals. Although this may be true, diversity has more advantages than you may realize.
Having a diverse company culture is good for business! Diversity in the workplace promotes inclusion, innovation, and improved retention rates. This course provides 5 ideas for additional ways you can create a more diverse company culture.
A gender-neutral restroom is, when we think about it, a simple idea. We use them in our homes without a second thought. However, in a workplace environment they are a topic of debate. This course will help you understand why gender-neutral restrooms matter and how they work.
The world is full of conflicting identities. Every day we see identity-based conflicts which create incivility, inequality, and polarization in all areas of our lives. This course will help you understand why identity matters and how an understanding of identity can improve your interactions with friends, colleagues, customers, and society as a whole.
Geography is central to identity and plays an important role in how people make sense of the world. In the global world of today, it is likely that you will come into contact with more and more co-workers, customers, community members and other stakeholders who come from different parts of the country or globe. As this happens, it becomes more critical for you to recognize how geographic identity and biases influence you, your team, and community members.
An inclusive work environment is created by individuals who value each other’s differences – and, are proactive in stopping workplace discrimination or harassment. It’s often difficult to know how to react when witnessing an individual or group of people experiencing any form of discrimination or harassment - but don’t ignore it and walk away! This course will provide three ways you can be proactive about inclusion in your workplace.
Having an understanding of gender and gender identity is important in today’s society. While it feels natural to describe people using the terms we were taught since early childhood, the female-male binary no longer applies to everyone. In this video we’ll discuss what gender identity is and provide some tips for respecting everyone’s deeply held sense of self.
Workplace discrimination is a serious issue. The Equal Employment Opportunity Community reports over 100,000 bias cases annually. If employers are not being proactive they could be held responsible for failing to protect their employees from discrimination. This course provides some ideas of places you can start to protect your staff from discrimination.
Diversity programs and initiatives are continually evolving. Often, organizations face roadblocks when trying to diversify their workforce. This course identifies what these roadblocks could be and provides three of the latest, proven strategies to achieve workplace diversity.
Being in a leadership position early on in your career is exciting. But on the flip side, you can face hurdles, including learning how to manage employees who may be years older than you. Older employees are a talent pool that shouldn’t be underutilized despite the age gap. This video will provide some tips of what to do, and what not do to, when managing older team members.
Workplace discrimination is a serious problem. Understanding the facts about age discrimination will help you make a difference in stopping unfair employment practices. In this lesson you will learn about the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and learn how you can become a part of the solution to helping everyone find and retain gainful employment opportunities.
This lesson provides five strategies for creating a more inclusive work environment. While there is not a specific roadmap to achieve an inclusive workplace, any step you take to further help employees feel valued and respected can greatly benefit your organization. If you already have an inclusion program in place, or are just getting started, these strategies can help your organization be a place where employees from all backgrounds feel welcomed.
It’s natural to chat with colleagues at work and there’s not necessarily anything wrong with a little back-and-forth about political issues. However, those conversations have the potential to go wrong pretty quickly if everyone does not stick to some basic standards. This lesson provides five rules to help keep things civil when having political discussions. These rules can help your team keep from creating an uncomfortable atmosphere when the topic of politics comes up.
Organizations that have seen the critical need to attract and retain diverse talent and have made diversity and inclusion part of their core values have proven to be far more successful than those that have not. Diversity ignites creativity and innovation and allows organizations to serve their increasingly diverse customer bases. Focusing on workplace diversity has become so important that all employees have an obligation to educate themselves on what diversity is, why it’s so important and the steps they need to take to embrace it and participate in it. This 2017 produced course covers: What is diversity? Why is diversity important? How can employees embrace diversity? Why diversity is a business imperative. Why diversity is more than protections of court mandated groups. Finding common ground with people who come from different backgrounds, beliefs and experiences. Why all interactions should begin with respect. Understanding personal biases. How open communication will stop anger and resentment. Non-verbal communication. Discovering personal biases. And more.
Diversity and inclusion are vital in today's government workplace. With the changing demographics of citizen populations, organizations must strive for a diverse workplace to serve a diversity citizen base. This course teaches your employees what diversity is, why it's important and how to embrace it. Focusing on workplace diversity has become so important that all employees have an obligation to educate themselves on what diversity is, why it’s so important and the steps they need to take to embrace it and participate in it. This 2017 produced course covers: What is diversity? Why is diversity important? How can employees embrace diversity? Why diversity is an imperative in government? Why diversity is more than protections of court mandated groups. Finding common ground with people who come from different backgrounds, beliefs and experiences. Why all interactions should begin with respect. Understanding personal biases. How open communication will stop anger and resentment. Non-verbal communication. Discovering personal biases. And more.
Embracing the talents of people from all cultures, races, ethnicities, faiths, beliefs and personal experiences is imperative for organizations that wish to succeed in today’s increasingly diverse world. Managers also have the crucial job of educating their employees about what diversity is, why it’s important and how to embrace it and participate in it. Providing this education is a constant day-to-day process that involves reinforcing the organization’s training programs and enforcing the policy itself through reminders, coaching and direct training. This 2017 course covers: What is diversity? Why is diversity important? How can managers embrace diversity? How managers and supervisors can influence a successful diversity and inclusion program Why it’s critical that managers take the time to discover their own biases. Why managers should include diversity and inclusion as part of all of their work decisions.