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Diversity Training Exercise 2: True or False?

Before having trainees take the following True-False quiz, inform participants that although there are no specific laws or regulations that require workplace diversity, diversity is at least in part about equal opportunity, and provisions of the following federal fair employment laws should be kept in mind: Age Discrimination in Employment Act Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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Diversity Training Exercise: Can This Comment Lead to Legal Trouble?

Figures from the most recent census show that minorities account for almost a third of the U.S. workforce, 10% of workers are age 55 or over, and almost half the workforce are women. In the future, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that minorities will approach 50% of the American workforce, and the number […]

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Exercises and Resources for Better Diversity Training

Companies that are characterized by a diverse, respectful, and dignified workplace invariably enjoy the benefits of improved employee morale, higher productivity, larger market share, and a strong bottom line. And that’s good news, because your organization IS going to be characterized by diversity—demographics alone guarantee it. But as we saw in yesterday’s Advisor, addressing diversity […]

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Do You Use the ‘Let It All Hang Out’ Approach to Diversity Training?

One of the favorite moves of diversity training facilitators is to ask employees to drop all pretenses, and just go ahead and express feelings they have about other types of people. “Get them out on the table and let’s learn how to deal with them.” The facilitator will usually say, “Let’s agree that what’s said […]

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