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SkillSoft Spotlight Course of the Week ~ For Supervisors

Bridging the Diversity Gap

June 10, 2020 9:54 AM

SkillSoft Spotlights focus on just-in-time online learning to help you more masterfully manage yourself personally and professionally, improve your effectiveness in managing your work, and support you in skillfully leading your teams. Each course is 30 minutes or less and is curated to provide tools, strategies, and practices to accelerate your success.

This week's spotlight course is Bridging the Diversity Gap (27 min)

Without a diverse workforce, organizations run the risk of viewing things from a very limited perspective. The organization provides the structure for operation, but it's the individuals within that organization who carry out the mission of the organization. To get the most innovative solutions from the individuals in your business, you need to create a workplace that embraces inclusion and avoids bias and stereotyping. This course focuses on what diversity is and how to leverage the diversity within the organization. You’ll also explore the barriers, such as unconscious bias, that must be overcome to create a diversified and inclusive working environment.

Participants will learn to:
  • identify key concepts related to diversity in the workplace
  • match the approaches organizations use to deal with diversity to appropriate actions
  • identify how companies can benefit by embracing diversity
  • recognize how prejudice and stereotypes can cause barriers for some employees in the workplace
  • recognize the implications of cultural expectations on diversity in the workplace
  • identify reasons organizations may encounter resistance to diversity in the workplace
  • recognize the importance of workplace diversity and the barriers that must be overcome to embrace its benefits

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