The main goal of this session is to help you understand the importance of diversity in the workplace and how you can support it for everyone’s benefit. By the end of the session, you should be able to identify the ways in which we are diverse; understand both the challenges and the opportunities of a diverse workforce; help avoid discrimination and harassment in the workplace; and follow the laws and the organization’s policy regarding workplace diversity and discrimination.
Why “Workplace Diversity for Supervisors” Matters:
In order to capitalize on the skills, experience, and unique perspectives each employee brings to the organization, you must make sure that the workplace provides each an opportunity to develop his or her potential and contribute to the success of the organization.
One important step in creating a workplace that values diversity is training for supervisors and managers, as well as training for all employees. The other benefit of diversity training is that it may help reduce claims of discrimination or harassment.
- Diversity recognizes, values, and respects differences.
- It encourages a diversity of ideas and perspectives.
- It promotes fairness and allows everyone to contribute to goals and to share in success.
- It helps the organization attract and retain high-quality employees.