This training is presented in partnership between the Diversity Council and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.
Module 1 - Inclusivity: Core Elements of Proficiency - March 9, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Module 1 is an introductory look into the topics of diversity and inclusion. The presentation will include activities on bias and cultural understanding, as well as discussion about the barriers to and benefits of inclusivity in the workplace. Module 1 also includes a brief section on understanding culture as well as tools for increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace through improving job recruitment and job descriptions.
Module 2 - Basic Intercultural Acuity - April 13, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Module 2 provides a more in-depth examination of culture and how cultural differences can impact the workplace. Participants will identify their own cultural norms and contrast their norms with those of others. Participants will also learn how to build an inclusive workplace culture that will increase employee retention and improve workplace morale.
Module 3 - Common Language: Modulating for Impact - May 11, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Module 3 focuses on communication and strategies for effective and inclusive workplace communication. Topics explored in this module include: intent v. impact, intentional language use, ladder of inference, and microaggressions. Participants will practice and develop tools to promote and use inclusive language and communication skills. Module 3 includes communication tips and tools for creating a more inclusive job interview process.