making a difference™
Is Diversity - Making a Difference™?
Every staff member can make a difference in terms of creating inclusive,
respectful and welcoming work environments. A shared understanding
is created regarding the business case for diversity and of how
current diversity issues play out and affect colleagues. Very importantly,
this session teaches staff options for making a difference. These
options are open to every staff member regardless of rank or function.
This two-day session is Cambridge Hill’s core diversity program.
It represents the fundamental building block for creating a critical
mass of staff who are pressed and committed to stepping up and exercising
personal leadership on diversity issues.
How Does Diversity – Making a Difference™
Work? Classes are put tighter across functional lines. Participants
are provided with the language and frameworks necessary to have
a shared understanding of diversity. Participants are educated about
core issues of race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, class
and age as the play out in the specific organization. Participants
are led to see whether each individual "fits" into the
diversity picture and how differences can be the basis of building
Who should consider Diversity – Making a Difference™?
Organizational leaders who wish to make every staff member part
of building a climate of respect and inclusion should consider Making
a Difference™. Staff interactions affect
the quality of work life and the climate every day. Staff interactions
with customer set a tone. This seminar helps build community, create
a cohesive culture and make credible the claim to shared values
What are the Advantages?
How do organizations create one, cohesive culture, and signal credible
commitment to values to the whole organization? This program has
effectively engaged staff at all levels of complex and fast changing
organizations. Often staff who are at the bottom of organizational
pyramids feel powerless to affect change. This powerless can be
manifested in cynical attitudes that have a negative impact on colleagues
Making A Difference™ counters feelings
of powerlessness by showing staff how in diversity related situations
each of them can make a difference on a day-to-day basis. The session
features frequently encountered challenges, the kinds of situations
staff face every day. Instructors role-play and participants have
a chance to try out different ways of responding to diversity related
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