HR Hot Topic: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
While diversity and inclusion are popular topics in the media and for many progressive organizations, the concepts of diversity and inclusion can be slippery and elusive. What are diversity and inclusion? How are they related to each other? How do you know if your organization is diverse and practices inclusivity? What diversity and inclusion initiatives produce measurable results? In this course, you will examine the concepts of diversity and inclusion and will gain the tools necessary to support an inclusive workplace.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Define and distinguish diversity and inclusion
- Identify and understand the federal laws created to bolster diversity and inclusion in the workplace
- Explain how diversity and inclusion goes beyond compliance with the law
- Define and distinguish discrimination and prejudice
- Explain unconscious bias
- Identify different types of unconscious bias
- Describe the importance of organizational culture and its relation to diversity and inclusion
- Identify and understand different types of initiatives to foster workplace inclusion
- Explain how different metrics can be used to track and gauge the effectiveness of initiatives
- Understand the importance of progressive policies and initiatives
This course includes an “Ask the Expert” feature. You can use this feature to submit questions about course content. A subject matter expert will provide guidance or point you to additional resources for the topics you’re studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 80% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.