Erasmus+ KA-1 Course
Diversity training is not a new concept, but one that many organizations have been implementing into their training programs. The idea is that when employees are exposed to a variety of different cultures, individuals with different sexual preferences and people with various personalities, conflict may occur. Diversity training is designed to assist people in dealing with these various situations so that civil rights violations do not occur.
Diversity training has been utilized in the workplace for quite some time, but often under different names such as:
- Race Relations Training
- Cross-Cultural Training
- Multicultural Education
Diversity extends far beyond race relations in the workplace. It is not only the acceptance of people of color that upper management and CEOs are worried about, it's the acceptance of women, homosexuals and even aging individuals in the workplace. Although there are often several complaints that exist due to the diversification in employees who are hired, such as older employees don't feel as though things work as smoothly as they used to; white males complain about being overlooked for promotions; work isn't as much fun with all of the sexual harassment laws and the many other complaints that people can come up with when presented with a diverse workplace. However, diversification ensures that with properly managed employees and managers in leadership positions, the business can do nothing but grow when they expand the personalities, the racial backgrounds and the genders in the workplace.
- I can recognize my own biases and assumptions about others.
- I recognize there is more than one way to lead or be successful, and I can include different styles and cultures in decision-making, brainstorming, and feedback meetings.
- I know how to use what others have to offer.
- I can get objective information about the cultures of employees and external customers. This includes history, values, holidays, and so on.
- I can relate diversity to the business case and overall business strategy.
- I can listen objectively to complaints about harassment, inappropriate remarks, and behavior.
- I can describe how various markets (ethnic, gender, sexual orientation) affect our business.
- I am comfortable with different cultures.
- I know the laws related to disability, race, gender, and religion
- I can hold people accountable for the quality of their work, whatever their background or culture.
- I am familiar with the different kinds of diversity and can speak comfortably about them with others.
Course Lessons (7 days)
Lesson 1: Defining Diversity in the Workplace
- Overview of Diversity
- Advantages of Diversity
- Identifying Characteristics of Diversity
- Identifying approaches
Lesson 2: Identifying Differences in the Workplace
- Identifying cultural differences
- Identifying Personality Styles
- Addressing cultural differences
- Addressing personality differences
- Improving relationships
Lesson 3: Overcoming Barriers to Diversity
- Barriers to Diversity
- Identifying stereotypes and discrimination
- Recognizing a negative approach to diversity
- Avoiding discrimination
Lesson 4: Communicating in a Diverse Workplace
- Effective workplace communication
- Identifying communication challenges
- Importance of evaluations and feedback for employees
- Conducting evaluations and giving feedback
Lesson 5: Managing Diversity in the Workplace
- Manage diversity in a workforce
- Identifying the importance of diversity in the workforce
- Avoiding pitfalls
Lesson 6: Exploring the Differences among Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action
- What is equal employment opportunity?
- What is affirmative action?
- The relationship between equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity
- Fairness vs. equal treatment
- Diversity and Demographics
Lesson 7: The Impact Diversity Has on a Team
- Topics include: Positive impact of diversity
- Increased creativity
- Multiple points of view
- Multiple skills
- Wider range of experiences and backgrounds
Lesson 8: Dealing with Sexual Orientation and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- Educating employees on harassment policies
- Implementing a cooperative working environment
- Identifying, avoiding and reporting employment discrimination
- Training employees to keep the workplace free of discrimination
Lesson 9: Employee Retention through Diversity Training
- Identifying the reasons for employee turnover
- Understanding your employees concerns involving diversity
- Developing strategies to reduce turnover due to diversity issues
- Impact of diversity on employee retention
Lesson 10: Finding the Best Solutions to Diversity Issues
- Gender issues in the workplace
- Using affirmative action and civil rights legislation to improve the workplace
- Sexual harassment laws and prevention
- Discrimination laws
Lesson 11: Improving Corporate Culture and Implementing Diversity
- Topics include: What is a corporate culture?
- Creating an environment that your employees enjoy working in Improve employee pride in the workplace
- Improve management awareness of workforce diversity issues Monitor workforce data
During this intensive practical course you will cover the following areas:
- Defining culture and developing intercultural competences
- Exploring the link between culture and communication
- Defining personality and developing interpersonal competences
- Exploring the link between personality and communication
- Exploring and developing soft skills, especially communication skills for internationalisation activities
- Practising presentations in an internationalisation setting
You will also explore how to integrate this type of training into classroom activities for both staff and students.
The training is conducted using cutting-edge technology such as Interactive Whiteboards. Learning is practical and task-based, involving both individual and group work, with practical feedback on your communication.
You will be encouraged to develop your own Personal Action Plan , highlighting which activities and resources you would be most likely to use in your own teaching programmes .
- The course fee – according to Erasmus+ programme (70 euro/ day), 490 Euro for a 7 days course (without travel)
- We can provide you very nice and comfortable hotels. All expenses is covered by EU in Erasmus+ School and Erasmus+ Adult project.
- We can organise cultural activities.
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