What does diversity look like in the workplace? Is diversity and inclusion one in the same? What factors are important to consider when choosing an employer or an employee? People tend to seek out opportunities with employers who share common values and in many cases, it is those individuals who share values that are most successful. Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace can result in a win-win situation for both employees and employers. In this course, you will explore the concepts of diversity and inclusion, reflect on your own lived experience, and draw connections between diversity and inclusion and the success of businesses and their employees.
- Unit 1: Social Determination of Health and Human Right
- Unit 2: Social Location and Your Social Lens
- Unit 3: Values and Workplace Values
- Unit 4: Values, Beliefs and Culture
- Unit 5: Exploring Equality and Equity
- Unit 6 Tokenism, Diversity, Representation and Inclusion
- Unit 7: The Business Case for Diversity
- Unit 8: Equitable Hiring Practices
- Unit 9: Miseducation: We are all Treaty People
- Unit 10: Misinformation and Implicit Bias
- Unit 11: Workplace Interactions
- Unit 12: Developing and Maintaining Workplace Relationships
What You Will Learn
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Recognize the difference between: tokenism, diversity, representation and inclusion
- Appreciate your own cultural diversity
- Recognize situations where your biases may influence your decisions
- Explain the business case for diversity
- Identify the difference between equality and equity as they relate to diverse populations
- Develop rapport with other individuals based on similarities and values
If you have any questions about this course, please contact either Dawne Walker, Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Erin Careless, Director (email@example.com) of the Adult Teaching and Learning Initiatives.
Rebekah Skeete is the Director of eight YMCA Nova Scotia Works locations in the Halifax/Dartmouth and surrounding areas. She has worked in the employment field for over 21 years for both the federal and provincial government. In 2000, Rebekah was part of a YMCA initiative in which a number of people were training by the Human Rights Commission to deliver diversity workshops. Rebekah is very passionate when it comes to diversity and inclusion; she facilitates workshops for staff, other organizations and a variety of Boards. She developed an equitable hiring program along with relevant tools for the YMCA and these have been used by other organizations.
Rebekah holds a Master's Degree in Social Work, and in addition to being a Private Practice Social Worker, she is also a Certified Career Development Practitioner in Nova Scotia.