The best diversity training programs are those that focus less on what group a person can be identified with, and more on the unique nature of each person. They also show how the inclusion of all enables an organization to fully utilize its most valuable resource — its human capital.
Different Like You: Appreciating Diversity is one such video training program. Viewers of the program learn the importance of accepting and appreciating the differences between one another, examine their own stereotypes and prejudices (and how these impact their behavior), and understand common barriers to inclusion. A step-by-step model for resolving the type of conflict that arises in a diverse workplace is included.
Only when diversity training stems from the standpoint of appreciating others can it have a lasting, postive impact on organizational culture. Only when people truly grasp what a diversified workforce can do for both organizational and individual success will they embrace the concept of inclusion. Different Like You teaches these principles while supplying strategies for implementation. By encouraging us to look at various aspects of individuality, it helps takes the concept of diversity training to the next level.