Diversity Training for the Workplace
Improve teamwork and Cohesion
Who will benefit from Diversity Training:
- Professionals in a leadership or management capacity
- Anyone who interacts with others in a work or other environment
- Everyone desiring to acquire effective work environment creation skills to permanently resolve conflicts, arguments and misunderstandings and focus the group on the desired goals
- Enhanced to support Law Enforcement specific scenarios
Features of our Course:
- Six in-depth immersion video training sessions
- Comprehensive workbook with immersion activities
- In-depth understanding of diversity well beyond mere appearance
- Self-paced, private access, online 24/7
- Certificate of Completion
- Scenario based activities
Our course: Mastering Diversity – Understanding People To Avoid Negative Emotions, Reactions, and Consequences
Program Scope: Diversity Training for the Workplace Online Program
TLI’s Online Diversity Training Course provides a unique and thorough breakdown and understanding of the way people share information (mannerisms) and what information (content) they are comfortable sharing (belief systems). This course is guaranteed to improve interpersonal interactions among your workforce! Conflict and uneasiness are eliminated through self-discovery, and belief system recognition. Participants learn to approach work relationships and activities through specific words that are neutral and comfortable to the particular communication style with whom they are speaking with, as well as, how the recipient prefers to use those words (the actual meaning behind them). You will always get the result you seek through this positive, goal focused, strategic and genuine Diversity Training for the Workplace course.
Accreditation: 8 Course Hours
Who believes in Diversity Training Anyway?
It only works if you teach diversity by understanding the true differences in others. To affect change, you provide the understanding of the origin of each person’s beliefs and do not try to demand acceptance of the differences in others! Our course provides an understanding of how negative thoughts and emotions are generated and then perpetuated. To truly understand diversity, you must understand why you think and feel what you do and where those thoughts and feeling came from. This allows the participant to realize they didn’t choose to buy into negative paradigms, they were programed with them by where they were born, when they were born, and the culture they grew up in. This understanding provides a powerful mechanism to release negative paradigms resulting in enhanced emotional control, existential understanding and self-development.
Is it in a company’s best interest to provide diversity training to its employees?
That depends on whether you consider radically increased productivity and greatly reduced overhead, conflict and resistance a good thing or not!
Positive Diversity Team Outlook
If we define what diversity really means to an organization, it means that people with a positive and diverse outlook are able to focus on their individual, team goals and required activities instead of on negative emotions because of diversity aka, ‘differences’.
When people don’t have a positive and diverse outlook, they continually focus on the differences between them and others and not on their reason and commitment for being at work. Their negative feelings toward others become a distraction and impediment to performing their tasks cooperatively and efficiently.
Common mistakes companies make with Corporate Diversity Programs
- Pushed by government to accept without understanding it
- Point of legal liability if not provided to the workforce
- Billed as: liking others builds a stronger team
- Is often a “Must attend-mandatory training”
- Attempts to force people to like others for their differences and not to understand the differences
The challenges there, of course, are that a group of people doesn’t perform better because they are different colors, ages, genders, etc. A group’s performance level is based on their individual skills, desire and ability to focus their talents toward the common goals of the group.
The second myth is that we must like, respect and support everyone! Anytime you tell someone what they MUST do, most people automatically begin to build resistance to the idea because it’s being forced on them. And, ‘you’ll believe and do it because we pay you’ doesn’t work we either (only when the leader is present).
Beliefs vs Ways to Communicate to Cooperate
How our Corporate Diversity Program works
Organizations hire people and provide training that tells people they must appreciate and respect the differences in others. They tell them other people are an asset because they are a different color, gender, nationality, etc. The problem is you cannot tell someone that they must like someone else or appreciate some else and actually have it make a difference. You can tell them to hide their feelings but that just creates resistance and reduces a team’s interaction and productivity. In order to provide actual diversity acceptance, people must be:
- Shown how to understand why they feel about others the way they do
- Able to understand the origin of their beliefs and their effect when working with others
- Able to understand the differences in communication mannerisms (how they share information)
- Able to understand their own individual goals, beliefs and communication mannerisms
- Able to identify the quickest and cleanest path to both theirs and the organization’s goals
At the Team-builder Leadership Institute our diversity training helps people to discover for themselves why it is NOT in their own best interest to focus on and dislike the differences in people.
TLI’s online diversity training helps participants to discover and focus on their desired goals (personal and professional). By learning to determine their beliefs and behaviors and identifying those that are an impediment to their success and a waste of their time, they can edit their beliefs to positively align themselves with their goals. They also begin to allow others to have their own beliefs while being able to remain focused on their purpose and goals at work. This online course helps them understand the beliefs they hold and does not challenge their beliefs creating resistance. We help them form new beliefs through their new understanding of who they are and what they want. In this manner, they don’t feel their beliefs are being challenged and want to dig in and hold onto limiting beliefs. Through this process, participants are able to create new beliefs realizing it is in their own best interests to do so. Through this process, diversity acceptance happens automatically…