Welcome.

Welcome to the Workplace Diversity Awareness professional development course.  With the world becoming more mobile and integrated, diversity has taken on a new importance in the workplace. This course will help students understand what diversity is, its importance and how they can help create, contribute to, promote  and embrace diversity in their work and personal lives.

Diversity is the inclusion of a wide variety of people of different races, cultures, orientations and physical abilities in a group or organization. It is vital that every professional (employer, employee or independent) have an understanding of the concept of workplace diversity in order to achieve and maintain a more bias-free workplace environment.  

 This is a self-pacing, 4-hour, 12-Module, 10-Lesson course complete with audio with text lessons and instructor-host videos. There is a BONUS downloadable e-textbook as well as PDF worksheets and handouts for use during the course and future reference. Each lesson module has a multi-question quiz to test your learning of the content covered. 

There is no set time requirement to complete the course, so you may work at your own pace, logging off to take breaks then logging back on to progress to completion at your convenience. Be certain to take advantage of any discounted subject related courses to fully explore your learning options on our Proper Advantage Professional Development Online Training platform.

Diversity. Fairness. Acceptance.

Learn to use soft skills to create and promote a discrimination and bias-free workplace environment.

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Course Objectives

Clear goals promote rapid and easy learning!

  • Explain the definition, terms and history of Diversity in the US.

  • Describe the meaning of stereotypes and biases, how they develop and the reasons for your own perspectives.

  • List strategies for removing barriers to encouraging diversity for yourself, in the workplace and in the social community.

  • Learn how to use verbal and non-verbal communication skills, listening skills, and other techniques and strategies for interacting effectively with others in a diverse population.

  • Identify ways to encourage diversity in the workplace and prevent and discourage discrimination.

  • Understand how to respond to personal complaints against you and how to develop a support system to manage the resolution process.

  • Learn the appropriate steps and processes a manager or organization should follow when receiving and responding to a discrimination complaint for a fair resolution.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Welcome to the course!

    • Navigating Your Course Portal

    • Welcome & Course Introduction from the Host

    • Before we begin...

    • Action Plan

    • E-Textbook Workplace Diversity Awareness

  • 2

    Module 2: Understanding Diversity

    • Module 2: OPTIONAL Diversity History (Self- Assessment) Quiz

    • Module 2 Lesson: Understanding Diversity

    • Module 2 Quiz:Test your learning

    • Module 2 Handout: Understanding Diversity

  • 3

    Module 3 Lesson: Understanding Stereotypes

    • Module 3 Lesson: Understanding Stereotypes

    • Module 3 Worksheet: Bias or Stereotype

    • Module 3 Worksheet: Unpacking Your Stereotype Baggage

    • Module 3 Quiz: Test your learning

  • 4

    Module 4: Breaking Down the Barriers

    • Module 4 Lesson: Breaking Down The Barriers

    • Module 4 Quiz: Test your learning

  • 5

    Module 5: Verbal Communication Skills

    • Module 5 Lesson: Verbal Communication Skills

    • Module 5 Quiz: Test Your Learning

  • 6

    Module 6: Non-Verbal Communication Skills

    • Module 6 Lesson: Non-Verbal Communication Skills

    • Module 6 Quiz: Test Your Learning

    • Instructor Host Midway Check-in

  • 7

    Module 7: Being Proactive

    • Module 7 Lesson: Being Proactive & Encouraging Diversity

    • Module 7 Quiz: Test Your Learning

    • Module 7 Handout #1: Encouraging Diversity in the Workplace

    • Module 7 Handout #2: Preventing Discrimination

  • 8

    Module 8: Coping with Discrimination

    • Module 8 Lesson: Coping with Discrimination

    • Module 8 Quiz: Test Your Learning

    • Module 8 Handout #1: How to Identify If You Have Been Discriminated Against

    • Module 8 Handout #2: Methods of Reprisal

    • Module 8 Handout #3: Choosing A Course of Action

  • 9

    Module 9: Dealing with Diversity Complaints as a Person

    • Module 9 Lesson: Dealing with Diversity Complaints as a Person

    • Module 9 Quiz: Test Your Learning

    • Module 9 Handout: What to do If You're Involved In A Complaint

  • 10

    Module 10: Dealing with Diversity Complaints as a Manager

    • Module 10 Lesson: Dealing with Diversity Complaints as a Manager

    • Module 10 Quiz: Test Your Learning

    • Module 10 Handout: Handling Diversity Complaints As A Manager

  • 11

    Module 11: Dealing with Diversity Complaints as an Organization

    • Module 11 Lesson: Dealing with Diversity Complaints as an Organization

    • Module 11 Quiz: Test Your Learning

    • Module 11 Handout: Handling Diversity Complaints As An Organization

  • 12

    Module 12: Finishing Up & Next steps

    • Congratulations & Final Comments...

    • You're Almost Done!

    • Before you go...

Course Pricing

Bonus Materials

Enjoy a complimentary e-textbook, a great discount offer and lifetime access.

  • Downloadable E-Textbook

    This course comes with a downloadable e-textBook as a great course resource as you work through each lesson or for future reference.

  • Lifetime Access

    Every student may access any course in their student portal to review course content at anytime.

  • Future Course Discount

    Upon completion of this course, we'll offer you a discount to take another Proper Advantage Professional Development Series online course.

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