Online Class: Diversity Training 101

This course will train you in understanding how diversity can help your business grow by expanding on the personalities, the racial backgrounds and the genders in the workplace.

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  • 11
    Lessons
  • 19
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 915
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 5
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.5
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Course Description: Diversity Training in the Workplace

In today's globalized world, understanding and embracing diversity has become imperative for businesses and organizations to thrive. Over the years, the significance of diversity training has grown, transitioning from a niche aspect to an essential component of organizational training programs. While the underlying principle of diversity training is straightforward—equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge to interact harmoniously with people of different backgrounds—its implementation and scope have evolved over time.

Diversity training initially focused on understanding and mediating racial relations. This evolved to encompass other aspects like cross-cultural dynamics, multicultural education, and more. Today, the importance of diversity stretches well beyond just race. With the corporate world becoming more inclusive, it's essential to understand and appreciate not just racial and ethnic backgrounds, but also gender, age, sexual orientation, and other personal attributes that make us unique.

Recent statistics show that diverse teams outperform their counterparts by up to 35%. This is a testament to the potential advantages a diverse workforce can bring. It fuels innovation, offers multiple perspectives, and contributes to a broader market reach. However, the integration of diverse groups can also lead to challenges. For instance, an older generation might feel overwhelmed by rapid technological changes, while some might feel sidelined due to perceived biases. Amidst evolving workplace norms, there might also be concerns about inadvertent misunderstandings stemming from cultural differences or the nuances of new workplace regulations.

In recognizing these potential challenges, our course has been designed to delve deep into the various facets of diversity. Through a series of well-structured lessons, participants will gain comprehensive insights into the world of workplace diversity.

Course Modules:

Lesson 1: Defining Diversity in the Workplace Understand what constitutes diversity. From ethnic backgrounds to age and gender, explore the vast spectrum that shapes our workplaces today.

Lesson 2: Identifying Differences in the Workplace Learn to recognize and appreciate the differences each one brings to the table. Delve into real-life examples of how diverse teams solved complex problems using varied perspectives.

Lesson 3: Overcoming Barriers to Diversity Address the potential challenges that might arise in diverse settings. Learn strategies to foster understanding and promote inclusivity.

Lesson 4: Communicating in a Diverse Workplace Master the art of effective communication. Understand how cultural nuances can influence interactions and learn ways to ensure clear, respectful exchanges.

Lesson 5: Managing Diversity in the Workplace Equip managers with the tools to lead diverse teams. From team-building activities to conflict resolution, this lesson provides a comprehensive guide.

Lesson 6: Exploring the Differences among Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Clarify these often-misunderstood concepts. Understand their individual importance and the interplay between them.

Lesson 7: The Impact Diversity Has on a Team Explore how diversity can be a strength. Learn from case studies where diverse teams excelled in problem-solving and innovation.

Lesson 8: Dealing with Sexual Orientation and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Tackle these sensitive topics with tact. Understand the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of employers in ensuring a safe environment.

Lesson 9: Employee Retention through Diversity Training Discover how diversity training plays a pivotal role in retaining talent. Understand its significance in building loyalty and commitment.

Lesson 10: Finding the Best Solutions to Diversity Issues Harness the power of collective brainstorming to address challenges. Learn techniques to facilitate open dialogues and find solutions.

Lesson 11: Improving Corporate Culture and Implementing Diversity Understand the role of top management in setting the tone for diversity. Learn strategies to create an inclusive culture that resonates throughout the organization.

In conclusion, our diversity training course offers a holistic understanding of the multifaceted world of workplace diversity. By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate and thrive in diverse environments, ensuring that organizations not only comply with regulations but also tap into the immense potential that diversity offers. Join us and elevate your understanding of the vibrant tapestry that is the modern workplace.

Course Motivation

 

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.3 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(1,122 votes)

Lesson 1: Defining Diversity in the Workplace

Topics include: Overview of Diversity
Advantages of Diversity
Identifying Characteristics of Diversity
Identifying approaches
19 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Diversity Training Course; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 1 -Defining Diversity in the Workplace

Lesson 2: Identifying Differences in the Workplace

Topics include: Identifying cultural differences
Identifying Personality Styles
Addressing cultural differences
Addressing personality differences
Improving relationships
19 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 2 - Identifying Differences in the Workplace

Lesson 3: Overcoming Barriers to Diversity

Topics include: Barriers to Diversity
Identifying stereotypes and discrimination
Recognizing a negative approach to diversity
Avoiding discrimination
14 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 3 - Overcoming Barriers to Diversity

Lesson 4: Communicating in a Diverse Workplace

Topics include: Effective workplace communication
Identifying communication challenges
Importance of evaluations and feedback for employees
Conducting evaluations and giving feedback
20 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Active Listening
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 4 - Communicating in a Diverse Workplace

Lesson 5: Managing Diversity in the Workplace

Topics include: Manage diversity in a workforce
Identifying the importance of diversity in the workforce
Avoiding pitfalls
17 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 5 - Managing Diversity in the Workplace

Lesson 6: Exploring the Differences among Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action

Topics include: What is equal employment opportunity?
What is affirmative action?
The relationship between equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity
Fairness vs. equal treatment
Diversity and Demographics
19 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 6 - Exploring the Differences between Diversity, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative A

Lesson 7: The Impact Diversity Has on a Team

Topics include: Positive impact of diversity
Increased creativity
Multiple points of view
Multiple skills
Wider range of experiences and backgrounds
18 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 7 - The Impact Diversity has on a Team

Lesson 8: Dealing with Sexual Orientation and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Topics include: Educating employees on harassment policies
Implementing a cooperative working environment
Identifying, avoiding and reporting employment discrimination
Training employees to keep the workplace free of discrimination and hara
17 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Sexual Harassment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 8 - Dealing with Sexual Orientation and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Lesson 9: Employee Retention through Diversity Training

Topics include: Identifying the reasons for employee turnover
Understanding your employees concerns involving diversity
Developing strategies to reduce turnover due to diversity issues
Impact of diversity on employee retention
18 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 9 - Employee Retention through Diversity Training

Lesson 10: Finding the Best Solutions to Diversity Issues

Topics include: Gender issues in the workplace
Using affirmative action and civil rights legislation to improve the workplace
Sexual harassment laws and prevention
Discrimination laws
19 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 10 - Finding the Best Solutions to Diversity Issues

Lesson 11: Improving Corporate Culture and Implementing Diversity

Topics include: What is a corporate culture?
Creating an environment that your employees enjoy working in Improve employee pride in the workplace
Improve management awareness of workforce diversity issues Monitor workforce data
Set achiev
70 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What do you think about this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 11 - Improving Corporate Culture and Implementing Diversity
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
250
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define diversity in the workplace.
  • Identify differences in the workplace.
  • Define ways to overcoming barriers to diversity.
  • Describe best methods of communicating in a diverse workplace.
  • Define ways to best manage diversity in a workplace.
  • Compare and contrast diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
  • Identify signs of sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Describe the best solutions to diversity issues.
  • Describe ways to implement diversity in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Diversity Training 101
Course Number: 7550245
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (1,122 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, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: August 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 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: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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