Online Diversity & Sensitivity Training Workplace Programs & Onsite Group Workshops
Diversity Builder, Inc. delivers exceptional and interactive instructor-led diversity training classes for your workforce, reaching far beyond race, culture, gender, sensitivity and tolerance.
Our Diversity Training and Consulting Team offers the following:
- Leading edge customized workplace diversity education programs
- Tools to attract and retain a diverse workforce
- Online web-based self-paced classes with security features and employee reporting
- Diversity programs for leadership and management level staff
- Remote and online diversity coaching for individuals
- Onsite Training in Spanish and Online Courses in English, Spanish, Greek, or French
- Targeted diversity education programs, business case, and awareness curriculum for senior management
- Specialized training for nurses, teachers, and healthcare providers
Comprehensive Diversity in the Workplace Training Online & Onsite Sensitivity Courses
Our workplace training programs are customized to meet specific needs of senior leadership, management, and staff. Our diversity training courses equip participants with the skills to create a safe and cooperative working environment and establish an inclusive culture.
Our trainers provide tools and strategies to resolve unconscious bias and micro-inequities.
Our diversity training (often referred to as sensitivity training) is designed to be engaging, specific to the organization, and have a high impact when staff and management return to work. Yes, diversity, inclusion, and equity training is truly the first step in building a culture of inclusion. The strategies provided within these workshops are key components to be used within the individual action plans developed. Topics include yet are not limited to the following:
Benefits of a Diverse Workforce
Changing Demographic within the Workplace
Types of Diversity: Racial, Religious, Disability, Cultural, Sexual Orientation, Gender, etc.
Diverse Group Characteristics and Definitions
Impacts of Stereotyping and Bias
Resolving Unconscious Bias
Communication Impact vs Intention
Eliminating Micro-inequities and Microaggressions
Diversity Management and Accountability
Steps Each Team Member can Take to Build an Inclusive Culture
Our instructor-led diversity classes may be facilitated onsite. We also have online diversity/sensitivity courses available. All classes and workshops are customized based on needs assessment results. Learning exercises are built for each client to incorporate common scenarios faced by management, staff, and the organization.
Online (Web-Based) Programs
Ask us about our online training options. We offer custom solutions to meet your needs in the areas of Diversity in the Workplace, Discrimination & Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harassment Prevention (California), including AB 1825, Business Ethics, 360 Degree Feedback, Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity, Gender Expression, and Developing Diverse Teams. Online education programs are available in English, Spanish, & French.
Sensitivity Training for Individual Employees
Looking for an affordable way to train or coach an individual or a few key staff on diversity-related topics?
Diversity Builder offers remote/virtual training and coaching by one of our trainers. Employers have found the remote coaching option to be both cost-effective and time efficient. Diversity Builder clients have used offsite and remote coaching for the following situations:
A company hires a new supervisor who has not yet completed the corporate diversity training program onsite. Rather than incurring travel expenses and lost work time, the company opts to send the supervisor to a remote/online class with a dedicated trainer.
An individual or employee violates a company discrimination policy or code of conduct related to diversity or sensitivity. Examples include sending inappropriate emails, discriminating against a protected class, harassing another staff member, telling inappropriate jokes, displaying favoritism as a manager, verbalizing a racial slur, or using inappropriate language at work. Sometimes the training is part of a “disciplinary action” related to a performance management program. Sometimes the coaching is court-ordered as a result of sentencing by a judge or jury. The company sends this employee to a diversity coaching session specific to the incident(s). Sometimes sensitivity training is required/mandated by the state or federal government when an incident occurs. Upon successful completion of individual training, Diversity Builder issues a certificate of completion that satisfies the requirement of diversity or sensitivity training for an individual staff member.
A company wants to offer additional courses to its employees as a benefit. Employees select the coaching/training they wish to attend. Choices include sexual harassment prevention, conflict resolution,effective communication for supervisors, hiring practices that promote diversity, or new supervisor training.
*Online remote training is a great solution for employee coaching or performance management.
*Looking for group sensitivity course solutions for staff who are in different locations? Ask about our group training webinars.
Cultural Competency Training & Assessments
Whether your staff and management team is based in the United States or abroad, culture surrounds us, Cultural competence is essential for business success, retention, and job satisfaction. Our experienced trainers facilitate open discussion and guide your staff and managers through the critical elements of cultural sensitivity, understanding and interpretation.By being culturally competent, your staff is better positioned to understand diverse values, behaviors, and beliefs of co-workers, vendors, and customers. Pre-assessments and post-training assessments are recommended to gauge the impact of the sessions and recommend future cultural competency action plans and programs. Diversity Builder trainers will help your company progress to a culture of civility, equity, and inclusion.
Other Diversity Related Courses
- Sexual Harassment Prevention, including California’s AB 1825 Compliance
- EEOC Courses including Corporate sessions and Federal Counselor Training
- American Disabilities Act – ADA
- Beyond Cultural Competence
- Conflict Resolution at Work
- Bullying in our Schools or in the Workplace
- Diversity Training for Supervisors
- Keeping the Peace: Policing Diverse Communities (Law Enforcement)
- Sexual Orientation in the Workplace -LGBT
- Emotional Intelligence for Managers
- Resolving Unconscious Bias
- Gender Identity
Why Offer Workplace Diversity or Sensitivity Training for the Workforce? Additional Benefits of Diversity Training
The Business Case for Diversity Training in the Workplace
Diversity in the workplace education is quickly becoming recognized as a low cost, high return value for corporations and small businesses. More than just “inclusion,” a commitment to work place diversity training helps businesses create a satisfactory, safe and meaningful environment in which people thrive.
Diversity workplace programs inclusive of human characteristics such as race, spirituality, gender, sexual orientation or status as a disabled person, allow companies to demonstrate to their employees that they are seen, recognized and valued.
Essentially, successful companies harness workplace diversity and allow their business to attract and retain quality staff. This translates into willingness by employees to expend greater effort and apply greater creativity in their jobs.
Benefits (Importance) of Diversity and Sensitivity Training in the Workplace
Companies that incorporate a consistent diversity training program and advocate diversity in the workplace experience valuable benefits such as:
- Higher employee retention rates
- Improved employee (individual and team) performance and morale
- Reduced harassment incidences, charges, and discrimination lawsuits
- Improved workforce staffing (diversity recruitment)