Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and Inclusion

Authors: Lyron Andrews, Alice Meredith, Alan Ackmann, Adhithi Ravichandran, Megan Andrew, Jillian Kaplan, Shelley Benhoff

There is a lot more to diversity and inclusion than just policies and demographics. In this path we will explore the concept of diversity, how it impacts organizations as well as... Read more

How to identify and counteract conscious and unconscious bias What is cultural intelligence How to mitigate bias, prejudices and stereotypes How to build and foster a diverse and inclusive culture How to increase mental health awareness How to hardwire diversity and inclusion into everything you do

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Beginner

There is a lot more to diversity and inclusion than just policies and demographics. In this path we will explore the concept of diversity, how it impacts organizations as well as benefits of building and fostering diverse culture.

Diversity and Inclusion: What All the Terms, Labels, and Acronyms Really Mean

by Lyron Andrews

Jun 25, 2021 / 1h 14m

1h 14m

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Knowing the definitions and basic use of the terminology associated with diversity and inclusion helps create a better environments. In this course, Diversity and Inclusion: What All the Terms, Labels, and Acronyms really mean, you’ll learn to make appropriate use of terms by understanding context. First, you’ll explore why there is urgency to apply diversity and inclusion in our environments. Next, you’ll discover how diversity and inclusion affect the workplace. Finally, you’ll learn how to be aware of community-related contexts involving diversity and inclusion. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the knowledge of what all the terms, labels, and acronyms really mean and how to apply definitions and basic use of the terminology to support inclusive and diverse environments.

Table of contents
  1. Diversity and Inclusion: Why the Urgency?
  2. Diversity and Inclusion in Work Environments
  3. Diversity and Inclusion in Our Communities

Understanding and Counteracting Conscious and Unconscious Bias

by Alice Meredith

Aug 13, 2019 / 59m

59m

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Studies in human behavior show that all people are hardwired to have bias. This course, Understanding and Counteracting Conscious and Unconscious Bias, is designed as a resource to help organizations and communities build more diverse and inclusive cultures. First, you'll take a deep look into what bias is, where it stems from, and the harm it can cause to others. Next, you’ll learn to differentiate between conscious and unconscious bias and learn why we have it and where it comes from. Then, you'll discover skills and techniques to help counteract the bias within everyone to ensure all humans are respected and valued for their unique differences. By the end of this course, you'll have learned skills to help you become more inclusive in your communication, behaviors, and interactions with others.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Exploring Conscious and Unconscious Bias
  3. Recognizing the Devastating Impact of Bias
  4. Identifying the Bias within Each of Us
  5. Counteracting Bias for Increased Inclusiveness and Acceptance of Others

Understanding and Appreciating Differences in Others

by Alan Ackmann

Aug 21, 2019 / 54m

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Today’s workers are expected to be a meaningful, respectful part of the workplace community—which often means interacting with colleagues with backgrounds and identities quite different than their own. In Understanding and Appreciating Differences in Others, you will learn about the numerous and varied sources that create diversity. First, you'll learn about the range of forms that differences can take. Next, you'll learn about the benefits of differences in a workplace. Finally, you'll consider a plan for developing appreciation on an individual and institutional level. When you're finished with this course, you'll understand how encouraging and appreciating differences in others can lead to personal growth, as well as agile, cohesive, and innovative workplace teams.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding and Appreciating Differences in Others
  3. The Diversity of Diversity
  4. The Power of Diverse Perspectives
  5. Being Empathetic about Exclusion
  6. Developing a Strategy for Appreciating Differences
  7. Course Conclusion

Intermediate

There is a lot more to diversity and inclusion than just policies and demographics. In this path we will explore the concept of diversity, how it impacts organizations as well as benefits of building and fostering diverse culture.

Understanding Culture Intelligence

by Adhithi Ravichandran

Jul 12, 2021 / 55m

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In a diverse business world, being mindful of other people and their cultures is key to successful business interactions. In this course, Understanding Culture Intelligence, you’ll discover the impact of culture on one’s personal identity. Next, you’ll learn that there are cultural universals that make up every culture. Finally, you will analyze the common differences between cultures and how you can improve communication across different cultures. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll be able to identify cultural differences and be cognizant of that during your interactions. The next time you have a conversation with a coworker or a friend from a different part of the world, you will be able to communicate better with them by understanding some basic differences in culture.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Impact of Culture on Personal Identity
  3. Analyzing Cultural Differences

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Culture through Improved Engagement

by Megan Andrew

Jun 11, 2021 / 1h 8m

1h 8m

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Every organization strives to have their employees fully engaged in what they are doing, the trick is, how do you get your teams engaged? In this course, Building a Diverse and Inclusive Culture through Improved Engagement, you’ll learn to create and nurture a diverse and inclusive culture through engagement, both at a leadership and team level, as well as at a personal level. First, you’ll explore the importance of employee engagement within an organization and the link between engagement and inclusiveness. Next, you’ll discover how to improve your personal engagement level. Finally, you’ll learn how to enhance employee engagement through improved leadership behaviors. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of enhanced engagement needed to build a diverse and inclusive culture.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. A Culture of Engagement
  3. Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement
  4. Improving Your Own Engagement Level
  5. Enhancing Employee Engagement through Leadership
  6. A Barrier to Engagement and Inclusiveness: Favoritism

Identifying and Addressing Prejudice in the Workplace

by Jillian Kaplan

Mar 30, 2021 / 42m

42m

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Identifying and addressing prejudice in the workplace will ensure your employees and teammates feel included and valued at work, stay longer in their roles and improve your bottom line. In this course, Identifying and Addressing Prejudice in the Workplace, you’ll learn to create a safe and inclusive work environment. First, you’ll explore identifying prejudice. Next, you’ll discover addressing prejudice. Finally, you’ll learn how to reduce prejudice. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of diversity and inclusion needed to identify and address prejudice in the workplace.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Identifying Prejudice in the Workplace
  3. Reducing Prejudice in the Workplace

Advanced

There is a lot more to diversity and inclusion than just policies and demographics. In this path we will explore the concept of diversity, how it impacts organizations as well as benefits of building and fostering diverse culture.

Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

by Alice Meredith

Aug 13, 2019 / 1h 9m

1h 9m

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This course is designed as a resource to help leaders build diverse and inclusive cultures. While this course is meant to be a resource for leaders the content taught will be beneficial to all employees of any organization striving for improved diversity and inclusion. The more leaders and all team members expand their understanding of others and recognize the value of including those different than them the stronger our places of work and our social groups become. In this course, Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Culture, you will gain the ability to end understand the importance of diversity and inclusivity. First, in this course you’ll review the benefits of diversity and inclusion for our clients, your employees and your companies. Next, you’ll learn ways to identify gaps in your current culture and then skills will be taught to help teams overcome these gaps. You’ll then discover techniques to organically grow your culture of diversity and inclusion with skills to help you become a more inclusive leader. Finally, you’ll explore recommended best practices and activities that if implemented, will help validate and ensure sustainability for on-going culture improvement. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of course subject needed to begin fostering a diverse and inclusive culture in your organization.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Rallying around Diversity and Inclusion
  3. Identifying and Solving Gaps in Your Culture
  4. Growing Your Diversity and Inclusion Culture Organically
  5. Skills and Tactics to Support Diversity and Inclusion Sustainability

Increasing Mental Health Awareness for Improved Inclusiveness

by Shelley Benhoff

May 14, 2021 / 1h 7m

1h 7m

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Every technical professional should take time to help support mental health initiatives in the workplace. Throughout this course, Increasing Mental Health Awareness for Improved Inclusiveness, you will be presented with animated scenarios to show how to increase mental health awareness and develop policies to support, protect, coach, and mentor those affected by mental illness. You will begin by discovering the common mental health disorders including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder for increased empathy and support. Next, you will explore how to support mental health in the workplace by creating awareness and working with your team to develop initiatives that will support those who are experiencing mental illness. Finally, you will learn how to promote mental health awareness in your organization. By the end of this course, you will be able to support mental health initiatives by removing the stigma in your workplace for improved inclusiveness.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Learning Common Mental Health Disorders
  3. Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace
  4. Promoting Mental Health Awareness

Hardwiring Diversity and Inclusion into Everything You Do and Say

by Jillian Kaplan

Mar 1, 2021 / 56m

56m

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In today's business world there are massive goals around diversity and inclusion and you are empowered to lead the way as employees. Hardwiring diversity and inclusion into everything will ensure your employees and teammates feel included and valued at work, stay longer in their roles, and improve your bottom line. In this course, Hardwiring Diversity and Inclusion into Everything You Do and Say, you’ll learn to how to improve overall diversity and inclusiveness in your workplace. First, you’ll explore how to improve inclusiveness through behavior. Next, you’ll discover inclusive written and verbal skills. Finally, you’ll learn how to ensure everyone is not only listened to, but truly heard. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of diversity and inclusion needed to hardwire these skills into your company culture.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Improve Inclusiveness through Behaviors
  3. Inclusive Written and Verbal Communication