Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
January 15, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm$345.00
Course Duration, Method: 1 day (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), Instructor Led Training
Diversity is recognizing our individual differences and respecting, understanding, valuing, and leveraging those differences. Differences can be age, gender, race, place of origin, color, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, marital status, family status and culture.
Diversity and inclusion are complex issues and intersectionality helps us understand that “social issues cannot be explored in isolation, as different identities such as race, gender, age, etc., intersect each person’s life and produce different privilege or oppression. This course aims to help participants address the diversity issues to create and maximize opportunities and potentials for individual, community, and business growth.Read More
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Better understand & address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Have the opportunity to challenge one’s views and opinions.
- Understand the inequities in your community.
- Learn about neurodiversity in the workplace.
- Develop strategies to elevate the level of diversity at workplace.
Lesson 1: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In this session, we will learn what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to the participants, what an inclusive workspace is and what a diverse workplace should look like.
Lesson 2: Inequities in Your Community
Here, we will look at the impact of inequities in the communities that we work and live in.
Lesson 3: The Look
In this session, participants will watch a video that looks at race and criminal justice, discrimination in retail and public community spaces, and the impact of the misrepresentation of Black people in the media.
Lesson 4: Diversity Profile
Next, we will look at the pre-assignment and discover how diverse or homogenous the participating group and members of their workspaces are.
Lesson 5: Privilege Walk
In this session, participants will participate in the Privilege Walk, which illustrates how people are privileged or marginalized within society.
Lesson 6: Neurodiversity in the Workspace
Next, participants will learn about neurodiverse co-workers. In this session, we will look at ways to support individuals and provide ways to support them in being successful in their workspace.
Lesson 7: Strategies for the Workplace
In the final session, participants will work together to develop strategies that will support, help develop, or elevate current diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and procedures in the workplace. Then, they will work independently to look inside themselves, and their workspace, and think of what they will do differently.
Lesson 8: Workshop Wrap-Up
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.