DIVERSITY & SENSITIVITY TRAINING

Diversity and Sensitivity Training for Organizational Success

TeamWorks and its Associates work throughout the United States with organizations to inform and educate leaders and employees about diversity and sensitivity issues. Diversity and sensitivity issues can manifest as irrational fears, discrimination, and conflict that can subtly or grossly affect the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. The following are only some of the diversity and sensitivity training areas we address within organizations:

  • Racism
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Sexism and Gender Inequity
  • Homophobia
  • Ableism
  • Ageism

At present, underrepresented cultural groups make up 25% of the U.S. population and are projected to become the majority by 2050 (Organista, Chun, & Marín, 1998; U.S. Department of Commerce, 2001). Increasingly, organizations are realizing the need to understand cultural diversity issues and incorporate relevant minority experiences into the organizational structure (Locke, 1998).

TeamWorks Assesses & Trains in Diversity & Sensitivity Issues

Race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, religious affiliation, nationality, family culture, beliefs, and customs are all relevant when considering diversity and sensitivity issues in the workplace and within educational systems. TeamWorks and its Associates work on-site or off-site with individuals and small groups by employing focus groups, surveys, and public forums to assess and evaluate problems, processes, and potential solutions. Data analysis and written reports are generated off-site.

Diversity & Sensitivity Assessments

TeamWorks uses a suite of assessment tools (examples to be found on the Diversity & Sensitivity Assessments page) to customize intervention strategies to the needs of the client organization and its people. All assessments are voluntary. However, our interventions will have the greatest chance for lasting impact if the organization’s leaders are full and willing participants in the intervention process.

Go to the Diversity & Sensitivity Assessments page to review examples, or contact us today to schedule a TeamWorks diversity & sensitivity assessment for your business or organization.