Diversity and Inclusion

Workplace diversity refers to the variety of differences between people in an organisation. It encompasses markers such as race, gender, ability, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organisational function, education, background and much more. Due to the proliferation of diversity and its growing impact on the workplace, an organisation's success and competitiveness will depend upon its ability to embrace diversity, minimise its risks and realize the benefits it presents. Diversity of perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders, and age is not only a reality, but are critical drivers for any company to grow, adapt and prosper in a fast-changing environment. Diversity breeds innovation, and innovation breeds business excellence.

Workplace diversity not only refers to the similarity and differences between employees, but also the acceptance and celebration of these differences at work. Diversity training is an ongoing process to educate employees on the proper way to treat people of different backgrounds. The main goal is to create a positive work environment and help employees recognize and be tolerant of differences. It breaks down the barriers that separate different types (ethnic, social, political, etc.) of employees so they can work together and be productive as a team. An inclusive culture fosters an innovative, collaborative and high-energy work environment to compete effectively in the global marketplace.

TDCI offers a variety of learning opportunities designed to educate individuals and teams about diversity in the workplace and to prepare delegates to collaborate successfully with colleagues and clients. Diversity training benefits a workplace by decreasing risk, eliminating discrimination and creating healthy business relationships.

1. Diversity and Inclusion Programmes

Diversity and Inclusion Programmes help employees develop a greater sensitivity to the challenges and opportunities presented by working in an increasingly dynamic, global and diverse environment. Diversity and inclusion training provides the knowledge, skills and tools in creating and sustaining change that fosters a more creative, inclusive, respectful and productive workforce and workplace. Themes covered by these programme could be as follows:

  • Conceptual orientation to Workplace Diversity
  • Exploring the impact, motive and case for dealing with workplace diversity
  • Identity, Similarities & Differences
    • Pairs: Stories
    • Intra & interpersonal awareness
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Personality Types)
  • Coping with a changing environment (Who moved My Cheese)
  • Culture, values & beliefs
    • Cultural Challenge
    • Intercultural competence
    • Cultural Questions
  • Understanding diversity related mind-sets, attitudes and behaviour
    • Group formation and Social Psychology
    • Reference Systems & Nandi’s Tale
    • Ladder of Inference
    • Individual diversity continuum
    • Unconscious Bias
    • Stereotypes, Prejudice & Discrimination
  • Isms and inclusion in the workplace
    • Race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, culture, religion, and persons with disabilities ...
  • Diversity Management
    • Diversity Management Strategies
    • Organisational development continuum
    • Developing an inclusive & meaningful work environment
    • Imagine Activity / What - So What - Now What
  • Diversity Narratives
    • The Single Story
    • Towards Re-Storying our world
  • Strategic Integration, Conclusion and Paving the Way Forward