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The Diversity Advantage: How to Handle Micro-Inequities and Bias at Work

Illinois Department of Human Rights

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Springfield, IL

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The landscape of the American workplace has drastically changed within the past 25 years.  The more we embrace a global economy the smaller the world gets. The changes have resulted in a work environment that is rich with diversity not only with respect to race and ethnicity, but also gender, generation and a host of other diversity considerations. 

However for each diversity consideration there is the potential for a diversity-related conflict among workers and supervisors as everyone wants his or her own specific needs to be met.  This training identifies the on-going process of recognition, understanding and acceptance of the variety and complexity of people with whom we must interact. It gives participants an opportunity to explore diversity issues from both personal and professional perspectives through lecture, group interaction, open dialogue and short exercises.

 

By the conclusion of this training participants will:

  •  Learn to appreciate differences and how to be more sensitive to others 
  •  Be familiar with the dimensions of workplace diversity
  •  Recognize the business advantages and reasons for diversity and diversity acceptance
  • Have a heighten awareness of personal prejudices and biases and learn how to avoid liability 
  •  Learn how to take responsibility for workplace diversity
  •  Understand generational differences and their impact on the workplace

  

Trainings with the Illinois Department of Human Rights - Institute for Training and Development are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Illinois Human Rights Act. A person with a disability needing an accommodation to participate in IDHR trainings should contact the Institute for Training and Development at 312-814-2477 or (TTY) 866-740-3953 or at IDHR.Training@illinois.gov


The Institute for Training and Development requires seven (7) business days to obtain any reasonable accommodation.  If for some reason you cannot attend your scheduled training, you must request the cancellation of the reasonable accommodation at least 72 hours prior to the date of training.  All requests must be in writing and should include reason for cancelation. Failure to comply may result in suspension of future training privileges.

Have questions about The Diversity Advantage: How to Handle Micro-Inequities and Bias at Work? Contact Illinois Department of Human Rights

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Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 S. 2nd Street, Room 403 & 404
Springfield, IL 62701

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)


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Illinois Department of Human Rights

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR”) is the state agency responsible for enforcing the Illinois Human Rights Act (“Act”).  The Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the areas of:

  • Employment
  • Fair Housing
  • Financial Credit
  • Public Accommodations
  • Sexual Harassment in Education

 

To learn more about IDHR please visit our webpage at: www.illinois.gov/dhr

 

To request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact the Training Unit at 312-814-2477 (Voice) or 866-740-3953 (TTY) at least 72 hours prior to the date of the event. E-mail messages can be sent to: IDHR.Training@Illinois.gov 

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