Diversity Awareness

Diversity Awareness

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Overview
CLE Hours: 
1.0
CLE Credit: 
Non-substantive
Course Level: 
Basic
Prerequisite: 
We recommend that you take the Leadership Basics course prior to taking this course.
Fees: 
$45 for Members and $65 for Nonmembers

What is the source of unfair treatment and differences among people in organizations? Traditional diversity awareness programs have focused on the treatment of women and minorities. However, differences arise from a host of other traits as well including age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, educational background, whether someone has children, even being an engineer versus being a salesperson. These traits or “profiles” cause people to make inaccurate assumptions, create separation, and yes, treat people unfairly. 

The goal of diversity awareness is to promote an inclusive work environment.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the subtle ways that bias occurs.
  • Identify instances of devaluing others through small, subconscious behaviors and micro-inequities.
  • Establish a framework to increase inclusion at the organizational level.
  • Recognize different ways of conveying respect, address conflict productively and respectfully.
  • Understand the subtle ways that bias occurs.
  • Lead by example and be part of the solution.  
Course Year: 
2018