Online Class: Gender Sensitivity Training

This course explores a wide range of the deeply held beliefs people have regarding sex and gender and explains how these issues play out in organizations.

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Course Description

Gender Sensitivity Training in the Workplace is a course that explores a wide range of the deeply held beliefs people have regarding sex and gender and explains how these issues play out in organizations. Each of the fifteen lessons is designed to give you a deeper understanding of a specific issue related to gender sensitivity, and will conclude with a quiz that reviews the terms and concepts discussed in the lesson.
We will begin with "An Introduction to Gender Sensitivity in the Workplace" and an overview of the issues before moving on to "Building a Gender Sensitive Vocabulary" where you will begin to build a useful and gender-diverse vocabulary. The next two lessons, "Unpacking Sex/Gender Stereotypes" and "LGBT Issues" examine stereotypes and their effect on women, LGBTQ people, and men in the workplace. These lessons provide a range of possible solutions for mediating differences and implementing gender-neutral language that is respectful of all employees. Then we'll look at "Gender Stereotyping in the Military" in order to examine the gendered arguments surrounding the discussion that led to service women finally being allowed to serve in combat units. The next three lessons will address Communication, Leadership and Teamwork and will show you how to foster gender sensitive communication methods, leadership skills, and teamwork practices.
Then we will explore sexual harassment, its impact on the individual, employees and the organization, and how to address sexual harassment in the workplace. We'll turn back to LGBTQ issues and look at "Making the Workplace Friendly for LGBTQ Individuals" before discussing practical ways in which to develop Strategies for "Developing Gender Sensitive Workplaces". Finally, we'll end the course with a look at why the "Future is Global Gender Sensitivity in the Workplace" and why global gender sensitivity is absolutely essential for everyone on the planet.
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: An Introduction to Gender Sensitivity in the Workplace

In recent years, there has been a focus on understanding diversity, which refers to all of the ways that people are different, and on implementing training programs in order to teach people how to be respectful of differences in the workplace. Additional lesson topics: Basic Gender Sensitivity Training; Gender Inequality and Women in the Workplace 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Building a Gender Sensitive Vocabulary

This lesson will focus on building the basic vocabulary needed and provide some context for the terminology. Additional lesson topics: Gender-Sensitive Language; Examples Of Gender-Sensitive Language 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Sex and Gender Stereotypes

This lesson is designed to address the ways in which gender stereotypes are constructed and how they function in the workplace. It's also designed to look at the ways in which we often stereotype even when we don't think we are. Additional lesson topics: What are gender roles and stereotypes?; How Gender Stereotypes Impact Behavior 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Gender Sensitivity and LGBTQ+ Issues

This lesson guides you through the terminology specifically related to the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or "LGBTQ+" people, and explains how understanding the underlying issues of sex and gender are vitally important to ensuring that everyone in the workplace is treated with respect and dignity. Additional lesson topics: 9 Battles the LGBT Community in the US Is Still Fighting, Even in 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Case Study - Gender Stereotypes in the U.S. Military

In this lesson, we are going to look at the ways in which sex and gender stereotyping directly affect the decision-making process and how changes in policy and practice can have a positive cascading effect on the way in which an organization functions as well as how explicit and implicit sexism can flourish in environments that claim to be aiming at equality. Additional lesson topics: Military Should Address Gender Stereotypes When Integrating Combat Roles, Study Finds; The Mostly Good News on Women in Combat; Women, Regardless: Understanding Gender Bias in U.S. Military Integration 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Gender Sensitive Communication

Language is a powerful tool that can be used to help people reach their full potential or diminish dreams. Additional lesson topics: Principles of Gender-Sensitive Communication; Gender-neutral communication: how to do it 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Gender Sensitive Leadership

For the purposes of this lesson, leadership is defined as the process by which people inspire, influence, and empower others to achieve a common goal. Good leaders are able to bring out the best in people both individually and collectively, while bad leaders can destroy entire organizations. Additional lesson topics: A CEO’s guide to gender equality; Gender Barriers and Solutions to Leadership; What Will It Take to Achieve Gender Equality in Leadership? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Gender Sensitivity and Teamwork

In this lesson, we're going to take a look at the ways in which gender affects teamwork and explore some ways in which teams actively can work to overcome the barriers that often keep teams from achieving their goals. Additional lesson topics: How does gender affect teamwork at the office?; Team effectiveness 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Gender Sensitive Conflict Management

Conflict is not one of the most common reasons teamwork fails but the failure to manage and the inability to manage conflict can spell disaster for not just teams but also organizations. Additional lesson topics: Gender, Conflict and Conflict Resolution; The Role Of Women In Conflict Resolution 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: How Sexual Harassment Affects the Workplace

In this lesson, we're going to cover the who, what, how, and why of sexual harassment, and in the next lesson, we'll examine the social, economic, and physical impact of sexual harassment on people in the workplace. Additional lesson topics: Sexual Harassment and Assault at Work: Understanding the Costs; Research: How Sexual Harassment Affects a Company’s Public Image 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: The Consequences of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

This lesson will focus on the consequences of sexual harassment for the victim, co-workers, and the organization. Additional lesson topics: The Effects of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace; Punishments for Workplace Harassment 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Addressing Sexual Harassment

We're going to to shift the lens and take a look at what victims, other employees, and organizations can do to address sexual harassment in the workplace and what actions victims can take if their employer doesn't solve the problem. Additional lesson topics: Sexual Harassment Practical Strategies: How Do I Deal with Sexual Harassment?; How to Handle an Employee Sexual Harassment Complaint 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Making the Workplace LGBTQ+ Friendly

This lesson will explore the process of creating useful non-discrimination policies in the workplace and educating employees about specific transgender issues in the workplace and how employers and co-workers can create a welcoming and inclusive workplace. Additional lesson topics: How to Make Your Workplace More LGBT Friendly and Why You Should ; LGBT Workplace Issues: Why the majority of LGBT workers still hide their identity at work. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Strategies for Developing Gender Sensitivity in the Workplace

What are the specific actions you can take to ensure that your workplace is on the right track toward gender sensitivity? Additional lesson topics: Promoting gender sensitive workplaces – what can organizations do? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: The Future is Global Gender Sensitivity in the Workplace

In order to eliminate the inequities caused by social and cultural practices in all corners of the globe first there must be a recognition of the differences. 78 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe gender sensitivity means in the workplace.
  • Build a gender sensitive vocabulary.
  • Recognize sex/gender stereotypes.
  • Describe gender sensitivity and LGBTQ issues.
  • Summarize effective gender sensitive communication.
  • Describe gender sensitive leadership and teamwork.
  • Summarize gender sensitive conflict management.
  • Describe how sexual harassment affects the workplace.
  • Describe the consequences of sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Describe methods for addressing sexual harassment.
  • Describe making the workplace LGBTQ friendly.
  • Describe strategies for developing gender sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Gender Sensitivity Training
Course Number: 9770513
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (802 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: September 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 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: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "Overall I appreciated this course. I have searched high and low for a training that addresses gender roles and power dynamics in the workplace. This is the closest I have found to-date." -- David W.
  • "This entire course was very informative and educational. It opened my eyes to so much that I can use on a daily basis and in turn 'walk the walk, not just talk the talk.'." -- Laurie M.
  • "It was very insightful and helped bring awareness to sensitive issue that can come up in the work place." -- Whitney C.

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