Workplace Diversity

Monday Aug. 19, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Workplace Diversity is an 8-week live, face-to-face course that takes place virtually using online video conferencing. Students will also receive access to a D2L learning portal for course material and additional content.
This course is designed to develop a stronger understanding of the ever-changing demographics of the country, the increase in cultural diversity in the workplace, and the substantial effect on the workplace and on the individual professionals within it. Students will learn new ways of thinking, understand different points of view, and create innovative workplace solutions they may not have otherwise come to. Topics will include cultural differences, generational differences, gender differences, birth order, and unconscious bias.

Course Outcomes:
  • Understand the impact of cultural diversity in the workplace
  • Research the influence of culture on communication and how that effects the team setting
  • Demonstrate intercultural resolution strategies
  • Identify their own beliefs about work values and identify work values of others from different cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrate communication skills exemplifying how cultural and ethnic differences shape the conflict process
  • Understand how the synergy of cultural differences can create innovative workplace solutions