The Diversity Series is a 4 part training series designed for managers and employees. We focus on the legal, ethical and practical definitions of diversity and address some of the complex issues organizations and employees face. We explore issues of communication styles, workplace values, conflict, stereotypes, fear and building productive workplace relationships with those who are different from us in a variety of ways.
Program 1, On the Threshold of Change (17 minutes), is the overview module. We explore the definition of diversity and how it can impact our work lives. We examine the changing workforce and the issues these changes raise as a process – not a problem. Conflict is viewed as an element in this process and we consider the communication skills we need to productively navigate these changes.