Enabling Cost-Effective Delivery of Fundamental DEI Concepts
The face of the Canadian workplace is changing.
Change makes people uneasy, unsettled, and scared. These feelings can lead to negative workplace interactions. To overcome these negative feelings and to help your team and colleagues cope with the uncertainty, educate them on the basics of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA).
CCDI Consulting's latest facilitator-led webinar series, IDEA Hour, equips participants with practical knowledge and skills to comprehend and effectively address workplace discrimination, aggressive conduct, biased reactions, and other negative behaviours.
The initial sessions are designed to spark interest in IDEA, start conversations, align everyone's understanding, and cultivate awareness and interest for further exploration. By doing so, your team will be better equipped to embrace constructive approaches when confronted with uncertainty and obstacles in the workplace.
What is IDEA Hour?
- The IDEA Hour is a series of four educational training programs comprised of 60-minute sessions of facilitator-led webinars.
- The sessions are delivered over a short period - for example, once a week over four weeks - allowing the learner time to reflect on the concepts and material.
- The break between sessions encourages increased learner retention of the subject matter.
- Each session is 60 minutes long, with approximately 45 minutes of content and 15 minutes of Q&A.
The compressed nature of the webinars reduces employee time away from regular duties while providing core general knowledge of IDEA issues.
Conducting the sessions using the Zoom video-conferencing platform allows more extensive groups of employees to be trained simultaneously, reducing downtime. In addition, your people are given access to knowledgeable subject matter experts who will provide consistent knowledge transfer across the organization.
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Four Essential Topics
This webinar acts as an information session to ensure that everyone is on the same page about the topics of IDEA.
We will explore our own dimensions of diversity and the benefits of creating an inclusive workplace. Participants are encouraged to share and ask questions in the chat box and Q&A.
- Differentiate between representation and diversity, and between equity, equality, and inclusion.
- Understand how individual dimensions of diversity impact their worldview and workplace behaviours.
- Describe the business case for developing a work culture that values diversity and is inclusive of all.
Introduction to Unconscious Bias
This webinar tackles one of the most pervasive barriers to inclusion in the workplace: unconscious bias. We will explore the sources and mechanics of bias as well as its impact in the workplace. Participants will leave the session with strategies that they can use to increase awareness and mitigate the impact of bias in the workplace. Participants are encouraged to share and ask questions in the chat box and Q&A.
- Differentiate between bias, stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination
- Evaluate their reliable sources of bias
- Reflect on their biases
- Recognize workplace behaviours and decisions that bias may influence
- Apply strategies to manage the effects of unconscious bias in the workplace
Respect in the Workplace
If left unchecked, disrespectful behaviours can set the path for microaggressions, harassment and discrimination to thrive. That is why employees at all levels need to understand how respect is defined in the workplace, as well as examples of disrespectful behaviour in all of its forms. From this information, we can cultivate strategies to address disrespect effectively in the workplace.
- Interrelate diversity, inclusion, bias, stereotype, and respect
- Assess the behaviours and attitudes that define respect and human dignity
- Distinguish between how different forms of disrespect can appear in the workplace
- Implement suggested strategies for responding to these forms of disrespect based on their role and different situations
Microaggressions are extremely common, and for many, a daily occurrence. While they may seem like subtle and small events, they have been shown to have a significant impact on employee mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. This webinar provides participants with a deeper understanding of the types of microaggressions, with examples and case study scenarios. Participants will consider how they can respond as the recipient or witness of a microaggression, as well as how to respond if they have been called out as an initiator.
- Identify different types of microbehaviours
- Apply strategies to respond in difficult situations, as the recipient of disrespectful behaviour, as a manager/people leader, and as the perpetrator
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