These courses are for ALL employees. They are designed to serve as the 'foundational' diversity training content addressing the business reason for creating respectful, equitable workplace places. The emphasis is on 'behaviors' in the workplace and how they impact respectful teams and work groups. These courses also provide the impact on the business from a financial perspective and demonstrate the 'business case for creating a culture of respect.
This plan of courses is designed for ALL employees in an organization. The first participants should be those designated as diversity ambassadors. The ambassadors need to have a common understanding of the terminology and approach to this topic to be taken by the organization.
Upon completion of the 'Leading With Respect' curriculum, we encourage the Diversity Ambassadors to complete the Diversity Ambassadors Academy curriculum, which provides them with the knowledge and tools needed to assist the organization with developing and implementing an effective D&I strategy.
LEADING WITH RESPECT MODULES
There are terms used when discussing the components of a respectful inclusive workplace that people have their own understanding of what is meant. It is often said if you ask ten people to define diversity you'll get eleven definitions.
This first course is designed to provide a basic understanding of what the terms and definitions mean. It grounds the topic of differences through a lens that teaches participants to value and respect the ways we differ, instead of judging and condemning them.
The focus of this course is on the following areas:
The first step to begin building a culture of respect involves making sure we have identified and eliminated potential blind spots. These blind spots are areas that we are not aware even exist and can easily cause us to get into trouble with our coworkers and customers. The focus of this course is on the following areas/objectives:
Respect and inclusion impacts more than just the demographic makeup of the workforce. Respect, inclusion and diversity strategy influence how organizations go to market, develop strategies, how services are delivered, how workplace culture is established as well how these processes are measured.
The impact of respect and inclusion can be seen by reviewing several distinct emerging trends. The focus of this course is on the following areas / objectives:
The focus of most businesses today has become ‘margin enhancement.’ Reducing costs, increasing revenue, and improving the bottom line have become a part of everyone’s job. One of the top expenses of ANY organization today is people and people-related expenses. The issue of creating respectful, inclusive workplaces is not an option. It is a business requirement.
The expense associated with lost productivity, time spent avoiding the people who have committed acts of incivilities, and derailing behaviors are measurable and costly. This course identifies and quantifies those costs. The impact is felt by ALL employees, not just the executives. When budgets are cut….everyone feels it! Examples are provided linking the financial implications of workplace respect on the top-line (revenue growth), bottom-line (cost reductions), as well as the pipeline (recruiting - retention & talent management). The focus of this course is on the following areas/objectives: