Diversity Training

Skill-Builder 6.2: Diversity Training

Objective

To increase your appreciation for the value of diversity and your understanding for what it feels like to be different

Preparation

Fill in the blanks. (You can elect not to share your responses in your group.)

Race and Ethnicity

1. My race: Hispanic My ethnicity: Puerto Rican My name is: Antonella

2. It is significant because it means __or I was named after my dad’s middle name anthony .

3. One positive thing about being a latina is being bilingual .

4. One difficult or challenging thing about being a latina is racism sometimes.

Religion

5. My religion:Christian ________________________________

6. One positive thing about being a christian_is belief in an afterlife

7. One difficult or challenging thing about being a religious person is actually the religion itself and the rules.

Gender

8. My gender is ___female______________________________

9. One positive thing about being a ___female___ is __ladies night__

10. One difficult or challenging thing about being a ____female________ is menstrual cycles________

11. Men and women are primarily different in behaviors

Because _women tend to be more compassionate while men are more insensitive in a way.

Age

12. My age is : ___23__________

13. One positive thing about being my age is you are young but yet old enough to experience new things

14. One difficult or challenging thing about being my age having your life together

15. I am of (high, medium, low) ability in college and on the job.

16. I (do, don’t) have a disability.

17. One positive thing about being of ___23_______________ ability is _you are young _

18. One difficult or challenging thing about being of 23__ ability is too many big decisions that you are not sure of.

Other

19. One major way in which I’m different from other people is I am very nonconfrontational__

20. One positive thing about being different in this way is _feeling unique_

21. One difficult or challenging thing about being different in this way is not being understood by others

Prejudice, Stereotypes, Discrimination

22. Describe ways in which you have been prejudged, stereotyped, or discriminated against.

SES 465 – Lab #6B

In highschool, I was in ESOL. I was immediately categorized under trouble maker and low class by others.

In-Class Application

Do each activity (10-30 minutes for each):

Break into groups of three to five members. Strive to make your group as diverse as possible. If necessary, your instructor will reassign students to improve group diversity.

Present your findings on the previous questions.

Select a spokesperson to present one or two of your group’s best examples for item 22 to the class.

In your group, role-play the stereotyping situation assigned to you by your instructor. Discuss how it feels to be on the receiving end of stereotyping.

Conduct informal, whole-class discussion of student findings.

Wrap-Up

Take a few minutes to write your answers to the following questions:

What did I learn from this experience?

What I Learned from this experience is that even though most of us look and act the same in class we are all have different backgrounds, personalities, experiences, culture, childhood, and personas.

How will I use this knowledge?

I will use this experience to try to better understand why someone is the way they are before judging them. Everyone acts the way they do for some reason.

As a class, discuss student responses.

Complete the self-assessment 6.1 on Management Traits. (located on page 179 in your textbook)

Skill Assessment 6.1

Women at Work

For each statement, select the response that best describes your belief. (Be honest!)

Strongly agree Agree Not Sure Disagree Strongly Disagree

5 4 3 2 1

1. _____ Women lack the education necessary to get ahead.

2. _____Women’s entering the workforce has caused rising unemployment among men.

3. _____ Women are not mentally strong enough to succeed in high-pressure management jobs.

4. _____ Women are too emotional to be effective managers.

5. _____ Women managers have difficulty in situations calling for quick and precise decisions.

6. _____ Women work to earn extra money rather than to support a family.

7. _____ Women are out of work more often than men.

8. _____ Women quit work or take long maternity leaves when they have children.

9. _____ Women have a lower commitment to work than men.

10. _____ Women lack the motivation to o get ahead.

Total _______

To determine whether you have a positive or negative attitude, total your score and place it on the following continuum.

Positive attitude Negative attitude

10 20 30 40 50

Do you think the score represents your attitude about women in the workplace?

Each statement represents a commonly held attitude about women in the workplace. However, research has shown all of these statements to be false. Such statements stereotype women unfairly and create glass ceilings.

SES 465

Lab #6B

Skill

Builder 6.2: Diversity Training

Objective

To increase your appreciation for the value of diversity and your understanding for what it feels like to be

different

Preparation

Fill in the blanks. (You can elect not to share your responses in your group.)

Race and Ethnicity

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