Diversity in the Workplace is a course that must be taught by a
skilled facilitator, because many employees
resent having to "take" a class covering the important topic of
Diversity. If I had a nickel for every time I've heard the
phrase, "Are we going to sit around, hold hands, and sing Kumbaya?" ... The first step
in this class is helping participants
to see that we are indeed different from one another -- and we're
different in more ways that just gender or race or age.
We hold different values. This class, therefore, not
only affirms the value of having a diverse workforce, but also provides
by which employees can become aware
of their own prejudices and
thinking in a non-threatening way.
in some depth the seven "protected classes," employees are encouraged
to become self-aware and to create a more harmonious and