Online Class: Creating a Level Playing Field in the Workplace

The world is not a perfect place and it can make things in life much harder than they should be. In many cases, those difficulties are disproportionate--some struggle more than others, even when u

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  • 15
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  • 17
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  • 16
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  • 7
    Hours
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Course Description

The world is not a perfect place and it can make things in life much harder than they should be. In many cases, those difficulties are disproportionate--some struggle more than others, even when under the same conditions or circumstances. To make matters worse, those instances are not naturally designed to be unequal for the people involved. Instead, there are factors involved that create that inequality and make things difficult for seemingly no logical reason. It's frustrating and simply an unnecessarily unfair part of life.

Inequality is a major issue that is causing--and has caused--a lot of problems to develop in society. This has extended into nearly every part of people's lives: public, private, professional, etc. One of the worst areas affected by inequality is the workplace, where certain individuals are put at an unjust disadvantage compared to their peers because of some part of their identity or background. While there are many protections in place to help prevent and reduce this from occurring, people often have to take action themselves and create a level playing field in the workplace.

In this course, you will learn about the issues that generate inequality in the workplace, including bias, stereotypes, and prejudice that fuels discriminatory practices. You can learn about what actions can be taken to help identify these issues, combat them, and successfully prevent them from presenting themselves in YOUR workplace. The course will dive into the laws and strategies that are designed to help generate equality in the workplace, and what needs to be done in order for them to actually work.

Creating a level playing field in the workplace is a necessary and honorable endeavor that just isn't being done as much as it should. Do you have what it takes to succeed? Sign up today and find out!

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Inequality In The Workplace

This course will guide you through the different aspects of inequality and bias in the workplace and what actions you can take against it, beginning with this lesson. Additional lesson topics: Tackling The Number One Cause Of Gender Inequality At Work: Unequal Pay; Racial Inequality in the Workplace: Everything You Need to Know; The Five Ways Work Isn’t a Level Playing Field; Creating a Level Playing Field 11 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why this Course?
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Characteristics of Workplace Bias

This lesson will look at the issue of bias and how it influences inequality in the workplace. This will include the different forms that bias can take and the ways in which it can develop. Additional lesson topics: Where Bias Begins: The Truth About Stereotypes; How Cognitive Biases Influence How You Think and Act; Is Unconscious Bias Affecting You at Work? Here's What You Should Know; Conscious and Unconscious Bias in the Workplace 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Stereotypes and Prejudice

This lesson will explore the concept of stereotypes and prejudices. What each of these things are and how they can impact inequality and bias in the workplace will be explored. Additional lesson topics: Discrimination and Prejudice in the Workplace; Stereotypes Examples; How Stereotypes Take Shape 11 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: Obstacles to Address

This lesson will further explore the obstacles that might be present in the workplace that could impede your efforts to create a level playing field. Additional lesson topics: Cultural Communication Barriers in the Workplace; Several Problem Solving Skills For Overcoming Obstacles; Organizational Structures in the Workplace 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5: Discrimination

This lesson will look at another one of the aspects that can contribute to the inequality and bias found in the workplace that you will need to combat in order to create a level playing field--discrimination. Additional lesson topics: Would you recognize workplace discrimination? Several examples of what it could look like; Here Is Why Organizations Need to be Conscious Of Unconscious Bias; Examples of Discrimination in the Workplace: Everything You Need to Know 11 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6: Harassment

This lesson will look at one of the more common issues that is typically present with workplace bias and inequality--harassment. Additional lesson topics: Common Examples of Workplace Harassment; How to Prove Harassment in the Workplace; The Different Types of Harassment in the Workplace 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: The Laws of the Workplace

This lesson will look at the different laws that are present in the US for the workplace whose presence creates a level playing field in the workplace. Additional lesson topics: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Pregnancy Discrimination; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 9 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Social Justice

There are a number of concepts that can be introduced into the workplace to aid in the creation of a level playing field. Some of these influence the strategies and methods used to introduce equality and to block harassment, discrimination, bias, prejudice, and stereotypes. Additional lesson topics: Five Ways Leaders Can Tackle Social Justice Issues In The Workplace; Six Small But Impactful Ways to Support Social Justice Within Your Organization; What is Social Justice? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: Inclusion and Diversity

This lesson will look at two of those concepts, inclusion and diversity. While both can be stand-alone concepts, they are closely connected and many experts state that one cannot properly thrive without the other. Additional lesson topics: 6 Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace; Benefits of Creating Inclusion in the Workplace; Several Requirements for a Diverse and Inclusive Culture 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: Changing the Workplace Itself

Creating a level playing field in the workplace often means making changes to the very way that the workplace operates. Altering different parts of the actual working environment can be difficult since you don't want to compromise the function of the workplace. Additional lesson topics: Workplace Culture: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Define It; How Do Leaders Succeed Despite Tricky Workplace Politics?; Culture: Your Environment for People at Work 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11: Contributing Factors

This lesson will look at the contributing factors that can influence workplace inequality and can make it harder for you to create a level playing field in the workplace. Topics will include actions taken by individuals and by the business itself, factors present within certain facets of the workforce, and the industries and fields that tend to have a high risk of inequality issues naturally present in their organization. Additional lesson topics: The Several Most Successful Work Environments and the Several Worst ; Several Different Types of Workplace Diversity; The Several factors that boost gender equality in the workplace; Four Things That Contribute to The Gender Pay Gap 9 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12: Side Effects Of Workplace Inequality

This lesson will explore some of the more common side effects of workplace inequality. These can present themselves regardless of the degree of inequality present in the workplace, but there's no guarantee that every single effect will be present and causing damage to the workplace. Additional lesson topics: What Are the Consequences of Discrimination on the Job?; What You Can Expect After a Charge is Filed; Gender Discrimination In The Workplace: Several Harmful Effects 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson 13: Methods of Reducing Inequality in the Workplace

This lesson will look at what you can do to reduce inequality in the workplace, including what actions you should take first before implementing your strategies. Additional lesson topics: How to Recognize a Workplace Conflict; Tools and Techniques to Identify Problems in the Workplace; How and Why to Demonstrate Respect in the Workplace; The Effects of Gender Disparity Ripple Through An Organization; Several Simple Ways to Reduce Workplace Inequality 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson 14: Preventing Inequality and Bias in the Workplace

This lesson will look at what actions and steps can be taken to prevent inequality and bias in the workplace. Additional lesson topics: Why, When, and How to Develop a Company Policy; How to Recognize Workplace Abuse; Workplace Challenges; The Several Most Effective Ways Leaders Solve Problems 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lesson 15: Additional Resources

This final lesson will explore the additional resources that can be used by anyone who is seeking to create a level playing field in the workplace. These include resources available through the different branches and offices of the government on a federal level, although that does not mean that there are no state or local government equivalents--organizations tied to specific industries or professions, and third-party organizations such as non-profits. 101 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
242
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe types of inequality and bias that can be found in the workplace.
  • Describe stereotypes and prejudice that can be found in a workplace.
  • Recognize obstacles to address that cause workplace issues such as discrimination and harassment.
  • Summarize the laws of the workplace.
  • Recognize social justice, inclusion, and diversity and its role in the workplace environment.
  • Describe steps for changing the workplace itself for the better.
  • Summarize side effects of workplace inequality.
  • Describe methods of reducing inequality in the workplace.
  • Describe preventing inequality and bias in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Creating a Level Playing Field in the Workplace
Course Number: 9770533
Lessons Rating: 5.0 / 5 Stars (319 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: December 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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