Diversity Training

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Table of Contents

I Diversity Defined

II Diversity Management

III Needs Assessment for Diversity Training

a) Diversity Assessment

b) Diversity Plan

IV Approaches to Diversity Training

V Diversity Training

VI Pitfalls in Diversity Training Programs

VII Diversity Training and Teamwork

VIII Conclusion



Diversity has been a favorite discussion topic in many businesses and all over the world. Diversity training is a concern that faces managers today. These programs have been designed to improve the rapport among people who work together. Despite the best purpose, some diversity training programs create the reverse effect.

This research will explain the necessary steps needed to develop more effective diversity training programs that reflects the values of the organization and the people who make it up. Diversity training programs should be planned and approached with vigilance. These training programs must be explained before imposing a set of values about how people should behave and react to other people, be it in groups or individually.

Also, the fundamental understanding of diversity, diversity training, needs assessment, approaches to diversity training, weakness, teamwork and the finale will include my personal perception of diversity.

Diversity Training

Diversity is not only black and white, female and male, homosexual and heterosexual, Jew and Christian, young and old, etc.: but the diversity of every individual, slow learner and fast learner, introvert and extrovert, controlling type and people type, scholar and sports-person, liberal and conservative, etc. Although it includes gender and racial differences, it goes beyond that to touch on the fabric of our everyday lives (Big Dog's Leadership Page, 2001, p.1).

Diversity Defined

Diversity refers to distinctiveness that contours the identities and understanding of individuals in society. For Human Resource Managers diversity is very important and becoming a very serious issue, drawing increasing interest and controversy. Diversity empowers employees...