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Gateways to Inclusion: Turning Tense Moments into Productive Conversations is a diversity and inclusion training program featuring Dr. Sondra Thiederman, one of the nation’s leading experts on workplace diversity, bias reduction, and cross-cultural business. The video shows how painful and disruptive some "diversity disasters" can be, and offers simple tools to help your people turn these uncomfortable situations into productive conversations.
In today's diverse workplace, tense moments occur. People might speak without thinking first. When you hear something offensive, when you’ve said something wrong, when something you say has been taken out of context... these situations can lead to hurt feelings, embarrassment, anger, resentment. But these difficult encounters don’t have to remain difficult. If handled properly, they can be transformed into “gateways” that lead to better working relationships and increased understanding.
The workshop takes viewers through a series of vignettes through which your team will learn:
Gateways to Inclusion is a flexible package that can be used in short or long training sessions. The program can stand alone, or it can be integrated into your existing diversity and inclusion curriculum. In addition to the main workshop, the package includes a refresher to solidify the program's skills and provide more opportunity for practice. It also includes a bonus video scenario for discussion.
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Languages Available (sold separately): English, French Canadian, Spanish
A SunShower Learning release