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Sometimes people don’t recognize when and how racial bias is expressed in our society and in day-to-day workplace interactions. Microaggressions tend to be the everyday, subtle interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward another person or group. They can be intentional or unintentional and sometimes even well-meaning.
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (I.G.N.O.R.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on small actions that tend to exclude people. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
Microaggressions tend to be the everyday, subtle interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward another person or group. They can be intentional or unintentional and sometimes even well-meaning. This E•Z START™ is geared towards all employees in your organization - providing a quick primer on the power (typically negative) and impact of microaggressions in the workplace. Total Discussion Time: 30-60 Minutes
A fun activity to quickly introduce and work through key diversity terms regularly associated with bias.
A 2023 Telly Award Winner! Draw people in... not push them away! With the current focus on racial inequity and injustice, organizations - now more than ever - need to understand how workplace inequities and other key diversity dynamics impact their efforts to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and culture. This new program focuses on the diversity dimension of race. By deepening awareness and understanding of race and racism, participants develop knowledge and skills that support and contribute to your organization’s overall diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
This new program has been designed to provide all employees with practical, inclusionary skills for recognizing and responding to tough situations they may face or witness within the workplace after a health scare or pandemic. After all, inclusion and respect are all about people having a sense of belonging; it gives people the feeling of being welcomed, respected, valued and treated fairly for who they are and what they bring or contribute to the organization.
Being frustrated with co-workers from time-to-time is natural and understandable. But when we perpetuate stereotypes about people based on things like their appearance or where they come from, not only is it unprofessional and disrespectful… it also can be illegal. This E•Z START™ is geared towards all employees within your organization - providing a lesson on the detrimental impact of stereotypes. Total Discussion Time: 30-60 Minutes
Encouraging respect for ourselves and others does not mean failing to recognize race or other differences when they affect our understanding of a situation, our impact on others or our relationships. No matter how you may feel as an individual, color and race consciousness exist in our society and is the lived experience of many people. This video also acknowledges the importance of identity… which is how we see ourselves and how others see us.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are about encouraging and listening to ALL voices. When ideas are dismissed or discouraged, or when there are negative consequences for speaking up, we miss opportunities for innovation and problem solving. Beating tough diversity dynamics at work means creating an environment where all voices can be hard and valued. This is everyone’s responsibility.
It's easy to see how the focus on diversity, equity and inclusion has caused some white men to believe they have fewer opportunities. But the fact is that laws on fairness and equity apply equally to everyone. Efforts on the part of organizations to expand their race, gender, and ethnic diversity can’t legally, unfairly disadvantage any group. White males are protected by these same laws and have the same rights as everyone else.
Recognizing how unconscious bias contributes to “diversity moments” by influencing our perceptions, behavior and the decisions we make about others.
Recognize the diversity and inclusion dynamics that are frequently associated with sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Understanding how “diversity moments” can be created by cross-cultural miscommunication and misunderstandings.
Explanation of the M.E.E.T. model as a respect and inclusion tool.
A concise review of the M.E.E.T. model.
Diversity in today's workplace is a given... and the value of that diversity allows organizations to draw on a fuller range of experiences - allowing them to think more creatively and avoid biased decision-making. But what if that diversity is causing tension? What if inclusion and equity are slow on the uptake? Treating others with respect is paramount to a successful and inclusive workplace.
When racism or bigotry impacts an employee, the organization must step in and take corrective action. Whether its co-workers, customers or the general public, organizations have a clear responsibility to protect their employees. Employees need to know what to do in these situations.
Based on the best-selling M.E.E.T. on Common Ground™, this program will provide your employees with the tools they need to understand and manage their behavior as it relates to others in the workplace. This powerful program uses highly relevant and realistic video scenarios involving common situations, such as inappropriate expressions and jokes, unconscious biases and gossip.
With workers from multiple (up to 5) generations now active in the workforce, the potential for misunderstanding, frustration and conflict puts increasing pressure on productivity. To turn that challenge into a competitive advantage, this program applies the M.E.E.T. approach to the complexities of effectively working in and managing a multi-age workforce.
Sometimes people don’t recognize when and how racial bias is expressed in our society and in day-to-day interactions. Most of us have seen or experienced racial bias in the form of microaggressions, which are subtle, sometimes indirect, and often unintentional behaviors that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative racial messages or assumptions. Although these things may not be intended as racist, they can come across that way.