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Diversity Training in the Workplace Made Easier

Many of our Spectra Change Partners are experienced in a wide range of leadership, sales training and human resources issues. However, training skills in managing diversity is a newer skill set for many. In the 1980’s, diversity training in the workplace revolved around compliance matters. In the 2000’s, managing diversity became the “right thing to do” although inclusion was sometimes left behind.

Today, managing diversity and inclusion is the key to greater innovation, ROI, employee recruitment, retention and engagement. Diversity and inclusion are now the air we breathe. It is everywhere and we need it.

Powering Inclusive Cultures: A “Fully Loaded” Facilitation Kit

“Powering Inclusive Cultures,” Spectra Diversity’s diversity inclusion training tool, helps facilitators conduct an effective diversity and inclusion training session totaling around four hours. Flexible in design, you can skip elements to accomplish the training in two hours or supplement it to fill an entire day. It is appropriate for participants at all levels within an organization.

Our Train-the-Trainer webinar should help get you started. Should you decide to become an Enterprise or Change Partner, [link to CP page] the Powering Inclusive Cultures Facilitation Kit also includes a section on how to interpret the Spectra Assessment Organizational and Individual results.

What’s Included in the Powering Inclusive Cultures Facilitation Kit

Designed to provide all the information you need to conduct an effective diversity training program in the workplace, we deliver all the materials on a flash drive, with annual updates delivered electronically. These materials include:

  • Facilitator Guide (108 pages in PDF and Word)
  • PowerPoint slides with videos included
  • Participant Guide (# pages in PDF and Word)
  • Reproducible ABCD cards for use in instant polling.

To deliver an effective training session, facilitators should be skilled in the art of creating an engaging and creative training environment for adult learners. In addition to having basic training skills and facilitation experience, facilitators should be able to:

  • Guide participants in setting individual and group expectations for the learning process
  • Respect differences and encourage others to do the same
  • Establish a confidential and safe environment for participants to share ideas and personal stories
  • Encourage participants to communicate honestly and openly, providing a trusting environment to express opposing viewpoints and concerns
  • Attend to any questions and/or concerns expressed by the participants
  • Listen well and value the contributions, thoughts, and ideas of participants
  • Confidently manage group dynamics.

Expected Outcomes for Managing Diversity and Inclusion Training

At the end of a Spectra Diversity & Inclusion training session, participants will be able to:

  • Define both diversity and inclusion for the organization
  • Discuss how beliefs and behavior impact performance in the workplace
  • Increase awareness of their personal cultural lens and how that lens impacts others around diversity issues
  • Commit to skill building with an individual action plan.

Are you ready to conduct diversity training in the workplace?

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