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Unformatted text preview: te training 2010, on diversity part Part-of-Your-Companys-DNA-VIDEO/ h 3to design a 50 central fail? W anagement Chief on Diversity Management hen allows does diversityinvolvespart ” inthe et. al,program? H anagingdiversity a Diversitycreating Cindy Brinkley that Increased Emphasis training in Corporate America Jane Whitney Gibson HRM 5030 Video # 4 64 Diversity Questions  What is diversity training?  Why is diversity training needed?  Who is doing diversity training?  When does diversity training fail?  How to design a successful diversity training program? 65 What is Diversity Training?  Diversity training is a part of a comprehensive diversity management program, grounded in organizational culture.  Managing diversity “involves creating an environment that allows all employees to contribute to organizational goals and experience personal growth.” (Noe et. al, 2010, p.326. 66 5/12/13 Increased Emphasis on Diversity Management  Chief Diversity Officers  DiversityInc Top 50 companies http://www.diversityinc.com/article/7347/The-2010DiversityInc-Top-50-List/  # 3 = AT&T, Chief Diversity Officer Cindy Brinkley on making diversity a central part of the organizational culture http://www.diversityinc.com/article/6981/Make-DiversityPart-of-Your-Companys-DNA-VIDEO/ 67 What is diversity training?  It is not affirmative action.  It is a strategic initiative to make the workplace more inclusive.  Aimed at helping managers capitalize on differences.  Creates sensitivity and improved communications.  Promotes getting by the spinach.” Spinach in his teeth 68 69  Teaches us to not be distracted by personal characteristics but to understand and appreciate differences and communicate effectively.  Programs vary from 4 hour workshops to multi-day training  Age 11  Aimed at helping managers capitalize on differences.  Creates sensitivity and improved communications.  Promotes “getting by the spinach.” 5/12/13 Spinach in his teeth 68 69  Teaches us to not be distracted by personal characteristics but to understand and appreciate differences and communicate effectively.  Programs vary from 4 hour workshops to multi-day training  Age  Gender  Nationality 70  Appearance  Physical disabilities  Socioeconomic status  Religious beliefs  Speech patterns  Sexual orientation  Weight 71 Why Diversity Training?  The U.S. Labor Market is becoming more diverse  Diversity training is proof of a proactive approach to preventing discrimination and encouraging synergy  It is logical to conclude that a cooperative, professional workforce will increase productivity and reduce costs  “Corporate diversity efforts are about money, business, and the bottom line.” (Barbian, 2003, 45) 72 Who is Doing Diversity Training?  Which companies?  All sizes  Absent in 1980s  50% by 1994  Majority of Fortune 500 companies by 1997  By 2010, 75% of large companies.  Who trains?  Expert outside trainers  Training consulta...
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