Diversity in the Workplace
This online course provides an overview of the concepts and practices of diversity in the workplace. It covers the fundamentals of creating an inclusive environment, including how to identify challenges associated with differences, foster mutual respect among coworkers, and build a culture of appreciation for uniqueness. You will learn about diversity management strategies, communication tactics, and conflict resolution methods. You will also gain an understanding of how to create policies that ensure fairness and promote equality.
Through interactive lectures, readings, discussions, videos, and assignments you will develop your understanding of diversity while learning how to contribute towards creating a safe and stimulating work environment that values everyone’s contribution regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. This course is ideal for individuals who want to learn the essentials for building a diverse workplace so they can facilitate cultural competency amongst team members.
- Understand different aspects & components associated with workplace diversity
- Identify challenges associated with differences & develop appropriate policies
- Utilize problem-solving techniques such as brainstorming when forming teams
- Examine communication methods between coworkers & stakeholders
- Foster mutual respect by recognizing unique perspectives & opinions
- Develop strategies for managing conflicts within diverse workgroups
- Promote respect & inclusion by displaying empathy toward colleagues
- Exercise leadership skills such as motivation & creativity
- Assess the impact on decision-making while considering opinions from diverse groups
- Create an organizational culture that celebrates uniqueness & encourages healthy dialogue