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Organizational Unity and Diversity
Workshop Purpose and Components 

 

Workshop Purpose:

  1. To increase awareness and understanding of diversity issues

    a.  examine unproductive limitations placed on self and others
    b.  determine professional beliefs and behaviors to keep, expand, discard
    c.  commit to actions that benefit ourselves, our colleagues, our organization, and our community 

  2. To explore methods to insure organizational unity and success in a diverse and discrimination-free workplace, where each individual thrives as a respected team member.

  3. To work smarter, not harder.  Unleash personal and organizational creativity and empowerment.


Workshop Components:

 

Foundation. Introduction and Rationale

 

Diversity defined

Diversity as an asset

Changing Demographics

Basic Principles

Global Village

History and Approaches

Roots and Name Stories

Identity Triangle

Myers Briggs

Assumptions

Ground Rules / Agreements / Norms

Needs / Expectations

The Business Case for Diversity

Quienes Somos

Culture Pre-tests

Framing the Issue

Alike and Different

Good News / Bad News



II Implications of Culture
 

Definition / Dialogue

Bafa Bafa

Identity Molecule

Cultural Bag

Four Comer Interview

Cultural Connections / Cultural Clashes

Monocultural to Multicultural Path

Pronouns and The Prisoner's Dilemma

Artifact Sharing

The Nacirema

Stand ups - Identity

Primary / Secondary. Characteristics

Personal vs. Institutional

Cultural Bingo

Advantages / Disadvantages / Obstacles / Steps - 3 column



III Systems of Isms and Oppression

 

Rage of a Privileged Class

The Cycle of Oppression

Standups - Gender/Race etc.

Personal Boxes

Collusion and White Privilege

Starpower

Umbutu

Prejudice / Stereotyping / Discrimination

Films / Discussion

Pygmalion Effect

Bootstraps Terminology

We the People

Ethnic Notions / La Raza

Grids



IV Cross Cultural Communication

 

3 Skills

Perceptions / Assumptions / Values

The ATE Words

The Platinum Rule

Interrupting Prejudice Roleplays

Barnga

Humor that Hurts / Heals

Problem Solving - Case Studies / Vignettes

Films

Conflict Resolution

High Performing Diverse Teams

Management Skills

Drama

Speakouts



V Perspective Panels

 

Race / Ethnicitv

Language

Economics

Abilities and Disabilities

White Awareness

Others

Religion

Gender

Sexual Orientation

Age

Customers - External and Internal



 

VI Strategies for Assessment and Implementing Change


Understanding Change

Resistance

Needs Analysis

Coalition Building

Strategic Planning

Learning Curves

Case Studies

Action Planning

Vision. Mission. Values

Alignment

Stages of Multicultural Growth

Co-responsibility

Building a High Performing Diverse and Dynamic Learning Organization



VII Implementation Strategies - Ongoing


Diversity Councils

Monitoring the Action Plan

Advanced Education

Training of Trainers

Cultural Tours

Facilitation Skills

Diversity Profiles

Designing Learning Events

Empowerment and Initiative

Feedback

Data Gathering

Education Options

Resources

Internal Consulting

Persistence

Support Groups and Networks

Balance and Stress

Multicultural Work Teams

Managing Complex Change

Infrastructures - Recruitment. Performance. Management. Compensation. Retention.

Events. Building. Training. Levels. Systems. Communication

 

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