Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my post on Name Generators for Learning Scenarios , someone asked, “Does it really matter if we choose John instead of Bob?” “For example does the name have to be of a certain neutrality or a certain ethnicity? What are the latest trends and best practices in regards to gender roles in instructional design materials?” ” I would argue that the diversity of our characters and visuals should reflect the diversity of our audience.

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Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Having been a resident in Dubai for many years, I have rarely needed to look far to witness diversity all around me. Dubai is a rich and extraordinary mix of people, cultures and languages; our stores are brand names that hail from all over the world; it is possible to eat from any cuisine from any corner of the globe; worldwide businesses have made a home in Dubai. It is the epitome of a globalized environment.

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Building geographically diverse teams

Your Training Edge

Geographically diverse teams are not a recent phenomenon. In more modern times, one company which has morphed to keep up with opportunity and change, is North America’s oldest company, the Hudson’s Bay Company(HBC). Set up in 1670, 99% of the employees were involved in the fur trade and therefore worked in various locations in North America although it was headquartered in England. Solving the Puzzle. This is one of the wrongest notions.

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What is Diversity Training? and Why It’s Important

Infopro Learning

Consider the Following Scenarios: Scenario 1: Austin is a project manager who is tasked with choosing a team for an upcoming project. This project has tight deadlines and will require members of the team to work late hours. Austin first chooses two team leads, Mike and Jeff and asks them for their suggestions on the other team members. When they come up with the list, Austin sees that they have left out women from the teams. What is Diversity Training?

Imagine a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Imagine a company that, in the face of unprecedented change, is continually learning how to learn fast: managing tremendous amounts of information; creating new products and processes in response to global competition; using new apps to be more efficient and effective; and being responsive to learning preferences of a multi-generational and diverse workforce. They have a history of taking responsibility for their own learning.

GLD 4: Training and Coaching Methods

Your Training Edge

Now that you’ve determined how to build your global leadership bench, you must make the determination of which coaching and training methods you’ll use-and begin the process of developing the program. But since your leadership development program is to be truly global in scope, your choice of training and coaching methods could be a ‘make or break’ for the program and its participants.

How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

Yet managers, often representatives of the dominant or “majority culture,” may not always feel comfortable or confident in addressing foreign national employees with regard to cultural disconnects. As Professor Erin Meyer put it : “Stereotyping people from different cultures on just one or two dimensions can lead to erroneous assumptions. And as more foreign nationals enter the U.S. Influencing Behaviors Across the Firm.

How to Measure Diversity and Inclusion Training Success

Roundtable Learning

The most successful training programs are rooted in solid instructional design and metrics to track learners’ progress. But when you have a complex subject such as diversity and inclusion – how do you know if your program is making an impact? In this article, we will review diversity and inclusion training basics, how you can measure success, and what it takes to be a long-term advocate for diversity and inclusion. HR Reports Based on Diversity.

How to Creative an Effective Diversity Training Program

Continu

If you’ve been tasked with starting a diversity training program for your company, you’re making the right move. According to McKinsey & Company’s Diversity Matters report, companies in the top quarter for gender diversity outperform their competitors by 15 percent and those in the top quarter for ethnic diversity outperform their competitors by 35 percent. It’s important to gain buy-in from the entire company on your new training.

L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

When Masie arrived, he ran into leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith, who lives just three blocks from Masie in New York — only to find out that Goldsmith was the other keynote speaker at the same event. Masie, CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and a columnist for this publication, said the coincidence was funny but also sad. According to the data, 5.6 Diverse?

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How DE&I Professionals Can Enhance Your Diversity Training

Roundtable Learning

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are far from buzzwords. organizations are striving to cultivate those traits within their culture, and there’s a growing number of DE&I professionals who are ready and willing to help. . What is Diversity Training? .

The Value of Executive Coaching

Continu

If you ever played sports as a kid, you had a coach giving you direction, helping you to improve, and being a source of motivation. However, once you grow up and enter the working world, you are expected to learn as you move up the business hierarchy all on your own. Even though you may have not become a professional baseball player, you still need a coach in the business world. A business coach or executive coach provides several benefits.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. For example, in the hospitality industry smartphones put scheduling and reservations at our fingertips, literally. These services are competition for established companies and are changing the industry and guest expectations.

Want a more inclusive culture? Consider the power of peer leadership

CLO Magazine

Peer leaders are an underutilized asset in helping organizations achieve performance objectives as well as learning and development goals. They ask candid questions about his experiences at the firm, any culture barriers to success and how he paved his way in the corporate environment.

Doing workplace diversity and inclusion properly

CLO Magazine

Earlier this year, on the morning of June 5, Sephora closed all of its U.S. This was following backlash the makeup giant received after American R&B artist SZA tweeted about Sephora employees accusing her of stealing and calling security on her while she shopped at a California store. locations so its 175,000 employees could complete a four-hour anti-bias training program, also following a racial profiling incident in a Philadelphia store.

Enabling Future Leaders in the Age of “The New Diversity”

ej4 eLearning

“Workplace diversity” once meant representation by two genders and a small range of skin tones. Today, diversity means more: Different generations (Boomers, Millennials and Gens X, Y, and Z), the whole spectrum of LGBTQ, and vastly different cultures of origin. The organizational challenge now is bigger than just bringing all this diversity together, keeping the peace, and getting the job done. Sync up the organization and the people.

Experiential Learning Through Cultural Immersion

CLO Magazine

Diversity and inclusion is one of the most pressing issues facing companies today. But after years of rolling out initiatives that reap few to no rewards, diversity fatigue is setting in. The numbers in Atlassian’s “State of Diversity and Inclusion in U.S. Tech” show just how much diversity fatigue is affecting the tech industry. But perhaps the biggest reason for burnout is the simplest: The existing programs aren’t working.

8 Highly Underrated Online Training Trends to Consider In 2019

Infopro Learning

Keeping on top of trends is part of the eLearning job description. There are a few hot topics that seem to steal the spotlight every year. These trends are paving the way for the future of eLearning design and implementation. But these underrated online training trends are still worth keeping on your radar. As they have the power to improve resource allocation, employee engagement, and ROI. Collaborative Training Communities.

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Reprise: Training Will Not Eliminate Racist Behavior in Starbucks

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a letter that Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks , published in today's New York Times, he describes what his stores and offices will be doing this afternoon to address the problem of racial bias in the company: . This conversation will continue at our company and become part of how we train all of our partners. Again, I commend Starbucks for attacking the problem but I continue to have my doubts about the long term effects of their approach.

Reprise: Training Will Not Eliminate Racist Behavior in Starbucks

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a letter that Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks , published in today's New York Times, he describes what his stores and offices will be doing this afternoon to address the problem of racial bias in the company: . This conversation will continue at our company and become part of how we train all of our partners. Again, I commend Starbucks for attacking the problem but I continue to have my doubts about the long term effects of their approach.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

Having business locations in numerous regions helps increase business reach, influence as well as revenues while bringing diverse perspectives and values into the mix. Here arise the challenges associated with the global workforce management, with staff education and training as the key one. Staff Education Challenges are Leading to Global Training Need. Challenges Involved in Global Business’s Staff Education & Training.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Sexual Harassment Has No Place In the Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

The explosion in sexual harassment charges against company executives is a symptom of the dramatic change that is going on in the workplace. We are witnessing a sea change in the way employees relate to their leaders and to each other. The command-and-control, hierarchical, do-as-I-say work environment of the 20 th Century industrial economy is giving way to the communication and collaboration workplace of the 21rst Century knowledge economy.

6 Ways to Improve Diversity In Your Workplace

Everwise

Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine, once described diversity as “the art of thinking independently together.”. Valuing diversity increases your company’s viewpoints, skills and experiences. As MIT economist Sara Ellison says, “Having a more diverse set of employees means you have a more diverse set of skills, which could result in an office that functions better.”. Achieving gender and ethnic diversity may feel complex.

Honest feedback plays a critical role in building cultural D&I

CLO Magazine

Organizations are modeled on the principle that competence is the primary factor in promotion decisions. This principle is a logical outcome of the reality that human organizations are primarily, and optimally, organized around competence hierarchies.

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Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? Details of these studies can be found in the following books: “Good Company” by Laurie Bassi, Ed Frauenheim and Dan McMurrer, with Larry Costello. Leverage diversity of thought, experience and expertise.

360-degrees feedback: A more accurate strategy for coaching programs

Matrix

People are the most important resource in an organization and their professional and personal development is one of the most valuable investments that any organization can make in its own future. Read more: Why can’t organizations learn and innovate fast enough?

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. Companies across the globe are striving to increase their support of women as a group. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear. A “check-the-box” approach to D&I may leave important multicultural issues unaddressed.

Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary

Chronus

Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mentoring. Having authored several books, including Creating a Mentoring Culture: An Organization’s Guide , Zachary has spent her career honing best practices for mentors and mentees and providing organizations tried and true strategies for deploying impactful mentoring programs. Q: What is the value of mentoring to an organization? Lois : The simple answer is immeasurable! The list goes on and on.

Why Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Builds More Than Good Rapport

Chronus

The phrase diversity and inclusion has been thrown around a lot in recent years. Will you be harnessed for the advantages your left handed-ness comes with? Or kept on the bench because they’re unsure how to train you or handle your skillset? Diversity is having different handed players on one team. Inclusion is making sure all players are utilized on the field. This diversity makes the team more creative, competitive and innovative.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

The age of Artificial Intelligence has arrived and while most of the businesses are focused on how it will affect their operations like R&D and manufacturing, only a few are wondering about the other crucial business areas such as learning & development (L&D). So, how can you make the most of AI technology to boost your next L&D strategy? The AI Learning Solutions. The AI’s Impacts on L&D in Companies. Learning Styles.

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Making Inclusion A Way of Life

Cylient

If diversity is the invitation to the party, inclusion is feeling comfortable enough to be in the middle of the dance floor, dancing full out—no matter how the music moves you. That’s where a coaching-based approach to leadership comes in.

How to Foster a Culture of Innovative Teams

Infopro Learning

We continually hear about innovation and strive to keep engaging our teams to put the right skills and processes for innovation into practice. At the same time, we know that fostering just the right culture for the team to be innovative is important – but often overlooked. No, it take more time and more skills to bring together diverse perspectives among team members who may have conflicting points of view, but it’s necessary to develop innovation.

How to Foster a Culture of Innovative Teams

Infopro Learning

We continually hear about innovation and strive to keep engaging our teams to put the right skills and processes for innovation into practice. At the same time, we know that fostering just the right culture for the team to be innovative is important – but often overlooked. No, it take more time and more skills to bring together diverse perspectives among team members who may have conflicting points of view, but it’s necessary to develop innovation.

Experimental Learning Through Cultural Immersion

CLO Magazine

Diversity and inclusion is one of the most pressing issues facing companies today. But after years of rolling out initiatives that reap few to no rewards, diversity fatigue is setting in. The numbers in Atlassian’s “State of Diversity and Inclusion in U.S. Tech” show just how much diversity fatigue is affecting the tech industry. But perhaps the biggest reason for burnout is the simplest: The existing programs aren’t working.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. By strengthening communications skills and building a “same language” framework for the workforce, these initiatives not only foster individual development, they enhance collaboration and productivity and contribute to cultural cohesion.

TCC09: Creating a Culture of Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Full Title: Creating a Culture of Learning – Modeling a Vision for Technology Use in an Online Environment to Impact the Use of Technology in the K-12 System. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. Summary: “This session will share ideas of how to create a culture of learning in an online class at the university level so that it will impact the vision and use of technology at the K-12 level.

Podcast: The Power of Cultural Competency with Lisa Fain

Learningtogo

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence. Her passion for diversity and inclusion work fuels her strong conviction that leveraging differences creates a better workplace and drives better business results. Lisa is a life coach and a certified mediator.