Diversity Training

Print

Diversity training is a fundamental component of a diversity initiative and represents the opportunity for school districts to inform and educate administrators and teachers about diversity.  The purpose of training is not only to increase awareness of workplace diversity, but also to develop and enhance skills among employees to help them communicate more profoundly in the future.  Differences in race, sexual orientation, education and work experience can cause tremendous damage.  Although diversity training cannot all together change individuals’ beliefs, it has the ability to increase awareness, impart knowledge and educate employees further on how to accept differences among fellow employees.  The main goal of a successful diversity training program is to create a positive work environment by helping employees recognize and be tolerant of differences among co-workers.

When a proper diversity training program is initiated within a school district, several benefits often emerge for the organization and its employees.  First, successful diversity programs help administrators delegate job assignments to subordinates and saves time in properly evaluating employees. Consequently, employees become more active in brainstorming and participating in projects, allowing for better teaching to occur.  Secondly, diversity training benefits employees by increasing their motivation in regard to their work assignments. Diversity initiatives enacted by the organization help to optimize the money spent on employee salaries, benefits, recruitment and training. When diversity training is successful, employee commitment and motivation rises, which translates into fewer resources being spent on grievances and employee turnover. 

Diversity training programs often fail for several reasons.  First, diversity programs fail because diversity programs are viewed as the latest human resource fad or because an outside agency recommends that they implement a diversity program.  In fact, the majority of programs will eventually fail unless the impetus to create a diversity program comes from inside, rather than from external parties. Secondly, many school districts fail to implement diversity programs that are custom made for their needs.  For the most part school districts will choose an off the shelf generic program not tailored to their organizational structure or corporate culture.  In addition, buy-in from employees will fail to take place unless an internal consultant who is familiar with the organization initially implements the program.  When employees feel the material is not relevant to their job, many employees will simply see the training program as a waste of time.   Finally, diversity programs fall short when organizations simple provide training, but fail to provide the resources needed to implement changes. For diversity training programs to be more successful in the future, an action plan needs to be formulated instead of just a scattershot approach to diversity training.

There are several factors crucial for a diversity training program to succeed in the twenty-first century.  First, the most important factor deals with obtaining top-level leadership support from the organization.  For a diversity program to succeed, it requires the enthusiastic support and involvement of the superintendent and top administrators, who must clearly enunciate the importance of diversity as a business value and goal. The diversity program needs to be tied in directly with the mission and objectives of the school district.  If the training program fails to stay in line with the important values of the organization, employees will lose interest and become non-responsive to changing their behavior following training.  Finally, the organization needs to research and conduct an adequate needs assessment to insure the training material coincides with current diversity issues within the organization.  Failure to keep abreast of the major diversity issues in the organization will cause employees to lose faith in the overall purpose of the diversity training program. Taking the time to appreciate the diversity of each employee in an organization will help produce a confident and committed workforce.

Sexual Harassment

13 Week Certification
Become certified in 13 short weeks at a school near you. You will be placed with a master teacher that will give you hands on experience in the classroom. Check out the Fast Track discount to ...
How to Apply
Apply today to move one step closer to becoming a certified teacher in Texas. There is no application fee to apply. All curriculum and classes are 100% online. An Admission Specialist will help ...
Job Offer Discount
Get certified at a discounted rate if you have a job offer or you're already a teacher in the classroom seeking certification. Your upfront cost of $285 is waived and you will receive a $250 ...
Paid Internship Option
Gain your full teacher certification while getting paid. Knock out program requirements so you can be hired for the 2014-2015 school year. Program support and online resources will help you ...
Reimbursement Offers
During the program, you will have the option of enrolling in our Opportunity Program or Freedom Program. These programs allow you to pay down your tuition fee, while earning discounts and rewards ...
Special Promotions
Several special promotions are available to lower your upfront cost to begin the program. Big savings are available if you are currently an instructional aide, pursuing a critical need ...
Teacher Certification
Web-Centric ACP is an online, streamlined, and affordable way to obtain your Texas teacher certification. The program is directed by lifelong educators with years of experience working with ...
Teacher Hiring News
The secondary hiring season is already here! Don't miss your opportunity to secure a teaching position for the 2014/2015 school year!
Testimonial
Web-Centric has been a great experience! I loved that I could go as fast or as slow as I needed because sometimes life gets in the way. The preparation for the tests was fantastic - I was able to ...
Testing Discount
This option is for applicants that proactively want to pass their TExES content exam prior to starting WCACP. The Testing Discount will save you money by starting the certification program at no ...
What Sets Us Apart
Several factors set us apart from other alternative routes. WCACP’s friendly staff will help guide you through the teacher certification process. Our main goal is to ensure you have the resources ...
Alternative Teacher Certification Texas Teacher Certification Application Process 12 Week Certification Admission Requirements Field Experience Options Special Promotions FAQs Online Application Read more about us Read more testimonies Become a school teacher through our online certification program.


Home | Privacy Policy | Terms | Contact Us | Sitemap

Copyright © 2005-2014
etools4Education - All rights reserved