Diversity and gender issues
Sensitivity Training for Cultural Diversity: Who Are You Seeing?
Dr. Donita Whitney-Bammerlin, Academic Program Coordinator, Department of Management
Living in a global society, where every day we all interact with individuals different from ourselves, it has become necessary for everyone to understand how to effectively carry out personal and professional interactions. The lack of knowledge, skills, and practices surrounding diversity can result in the loss of friends, diminished profits/market shares, poor customer service, employee turnover, low job satisfaction, and unnecessary legal battles. Recent demographic trends indicate the demand for well-informed and trained employees.
This workshop provides a framework for how diversity interfaces with all aspects of our lives, including the roles of language, culture, social psychology, and personality, to determine how these work together to create the magnification and maintenance of stereotypical differences between and among groups. The main goal of the workshop is to enable the participants to understand how to effectively and efficiently manage themselves and their role in a diverse environment to establish a positive climate for all stakeholders. Come learn how you can be a P.O.P. (Proponent of People) and live more meaningfully in a diverse world.
The objectives for this workshop are to:
1. Understand diversity issues surrounding everyday lives.
2. Learn to identify what habit-forming behaviors you may need to re-think.
3. Develop and exchange real strategies for finding commonalities.