Fostering Diversity for Corporate Growth

Overview

People are the most important asset of any company. For companies to succeed, they must make the most of the full range of their people. Diversity exists when groups of people bring their own backgrounds and experiences to an organization or workplace.  Managing diversity involves using these resources and experiences for the benefit of the organization. Maximizing the potential of a diverse workforce is not only a social imperative, but is also a competitive advantage.

This workshop focuses on how to manage and leverage diversity in the workplace.  It explores assumptions, beliefs, generalities, discrimination, prejudice, perception, and stereotypes. It covers changing demographics and top growth groups, generational diversity, gender differences, and the differences in personality profiles.
The workshop provides resources on how to build a culture of inclusiveness to achieve business success.

Course profile

Definitions of Diversity; Organizational culture and practices

Changing demographics; the business case for diversity

Generational diversity; Gender differences

Personality differences; Individuals with Disabilities

Designing a diversity program

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define workplace diversity
  • Specify reasons for increasing importance of workplace diversity
  • Identify dimensions of workplace diversity
  • Define stereotyping and identify gender sensitivity
  • Describe how to become a change agent

Who will benefit

All employees at all levels

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