By: Shirley Motley Portwood
Staying silent in the face of demeaning comments, stereotypes or bias allows these attitudes and behaviors to thrive. This undermines our ability to create an inclusive workplace where all employees are welcomed, treated with respect and able to do their best work. Yet, most employees and leaders who want to speak up don't know how. So, we say nothing. Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts enhances skills for speaking up against stereotypes without blame or guilt, identifies the most common reasons people sit silent in the face of bias and stereotypes and helps you to understand the impact of stereotypes and biased statements even when casually said.
Gateways to Inclusion: Turning Tense Moments into Productive Conversations teaches four skills for turning tense moments into productive conversations which include, managing emotions, setting productive goals, assessing intent cautiously, and communicating in a way that demonstrates respect.
Is it Bias? Making Diversity Work is a DVD-based course to define, recognize, and reduce bias in the workplace. Bias cost organizations billions in lost productivity, high turnover, and low morale, not to mention the risk of expensive litigation. The course will show participants how to identify subtle biases in themselves and others and how to defeat them.
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