Diversity Training

Diversity & Respect in the Workplace

Cultural disrespect is not an “agree to disagree” situation. Recognizing and respecting individual differences is paramount to working comfortably and effectively in today’s workplaces. The following topics will be discussed within this course:

  • Creating an inclusive workplace culture that goes beyond race
  • Recognizing what diversity offers
  • Double standards and belief biases
  • Liking vs. respecting your coworkers

Current Webinars and Trainings

Inclusivity, Collaboration & Respect
webinar recording will be available online until 9/31.

Diversity Recruiting Resources
This is a program on Bridge employees can complete.

Unconscious Bias (28m) 
To some degree, we are all biased. Our experiences shape who we are, and our dimensions of diversity—race, ethnicity, gender, height, weight, sexual orientation, place of birth, and other factors—impact the lens through which we view the world. In this course, through compelling examples that explore the most common forms of unconscious bias and its implications, diversity expert Stacey Gordon teaches you to recognize and acknowledge your own biases when making decisions, engaging with colleagues, and working effectively in today's organizations. Stacey reveals the most common forms of unconscious bias—affinity bias, halo bias, perception bias, confirmation bias, and group think—and teaches you the skills to effectively address them. 

Communicating Across Cultures (32m)
To succeed in a cross-cultural business setting, it's important to understand the differences in how people communicate. Language isn't the only barrier. Pace, style, and nonverbal cues all affect how messages are received. If you do business on a global scale or in a diverse environment, adapting your communication strategy is critical to workplace harmony and the bottom line. In this course, Kelley School of Business professor and executive coach Tatiana Kolovou demonstrates simple techniques to build your cross-cultural communication skills: as a manager, peer, or coworker. Learn how to adapt your communication style, overcome hidden bias, and build rapport with colleagues around the world.

Skills for Inclusive Communication
Organizations reap the benefits of diversity—when employees bring their whole, authentic selves to work. Diverse teams are more productive, innovative, and engaged. Authenticity at work includes sharing and speaking up about work and life experiences that may be different based on one’s identity. Developing the skills to conduct meaningful conversations on potentially polarizing topics such as race, religion, and gender is critical for human resources professionals, managers, and team leaders. Mary-Frances Winters offers a multistep process for building the skills necessary to engage in inclusive conversations. Find out how to conduct an exploratory self-assessment to better understand yourself and your team, learn tactics to go from polarization to common ground, and discover practical techniques for discussing difficult topics.

From Bystander to Upstander
You have the power to change the trajectory of your organization’s culture, regardless of your level or position. In this course, Catherine Mattice shows that by going from bystander to upstander—someone who holds their coworkers accountable for bad behavior—you can turn a toxic workplace into a supportive environment where employees are able to do their best work. Catherine introduces actionable tools and strategies to help you become an upstander and an ally. Learn how to build an upstander culture, hold employees and peers to professional conduct, and develop the skills you need to speak up when fellow employees are being bullied or harassed.


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