This outline is being submitted on February 19, 2012 for Dr. Jennifer (Jenn) Strauss’s Work and Family – G425/SYO4180, Section 05course at Rasmussen College by Dianne Moser
As the United States becomes more diverse, it is important for businesses to mirror that diversity in their workforce. A diverse workforce has proven to be more creative and innovative. It keeps companies competitive in a global business community.
Diversity training has become a necessity in businesses today. Because of people’s differences in the work force such as race, gender, culture, age, and disabilities, it is important that employers provide effective diversity training for their employees in order to educate them to develop organized communication patterns regarding business goals, policies and procedures as well as increase an employee’s awareness, knowledge and skills (Block, 2011). With organizations becoming so diverse, training programs can be used to help educate and prepare people to get along within the workplace as well as protect the organization against civil rights violations.
Because promoting diversity is a priority for most companies in today’s global marketplace, so too is the development of diversity training programs. It is not only important for training programs to be offered to employees, it should be practiced in the workplace and encouraged by management as well to learn to look at a situation from a perspective that is different from their own.
Diversity training programs are used to make people more knowledgeable of important issues in diversity and are often times costly programs which typically involve workshops and seminars that teach managers about the benefits of a diverse workforce. Aside from workshops and seminars, diversity training can be incorporated into regular training programs which can include topics such as sexual harassment, gender...