CULTURAL DIVERSITY TRAINING
The core of who we are as a organization stems from our values and inner belief of Cultural Understanding and sensitivity within us. We genuinely believe in the value and need of Cultural Diversity training. We DO NOT take a “Tokenistic” approach to this training. Our workshops are comprehensive and inclusive with in-depth, honest, discussions to enhance each persons understanding.
Our expectations are to increase cohesion, understanding, morale and to strengthen the organizations overall performance , so employees understand the beliefs and priorities of your organization and the type of culture your organization strives for.
Why Diversity Training Is Important
Cultural Diversity training will boost team cohesion, which is not simply because your team has trained together, but also because your team will understand one another with deeper insight.
Building an effective Diversity Training Program involves the following three components:
- Leverage Data
Every organization is different, and it is important to gather feedback from your employees to get their input on weakness and strength areas, as well as their feelings and perceptions regarding your Diversity Program. Their feedback and additional data on attitudes and behaviors can help navigate your program in the right direction and to the next level.
- Reinforce Organization Values
Incorporate organization values into your program so employees understand what your organization believes in and the type of culture your organization strives for.
- Ensure Your Program Is Not Tokenistic
Diversity training should be a celebration of the experiences and value that diversity brings to your organization. Great diversity training doesn’t just benefit team cohesion and employee morale, it can also strengthen your organization’s performance.
Diversity Training is not just “nice-to-have” when it comes to building a great organization culture, it’s a necessity. Having a successful program in place strengthens employee relationships, aids understanding, and leads to better team cohesion, collaboration, and organization results.
Let’s have a discussion about a unique program for your organization.
Among the tribes in Northern Natal in South Africa, they greet each other with “Sawu bona”
which in the English language is equivalent to saying “hello” however, “Sawu bona” literally defined is “I see you.”
If you are a member of the tribe you would reply, “Sikhona” Which in English is, “I am here”.
The order of the greeting of this exchange is important. What it is saying…in literal translation, Until You See Me~ I do not exist, (when you see me you bring me into existence).
Among the native people in Africa when they say “Umuntu ngumuntu nagabantu” which from Zulu literally means,
“a person is a person because of the interconnectedness of the people around them”
We can only get better when we truly begin to SEE each other.
We can only learn and grow when we ACKNOWLEDGE each other.
We can only make a difference if we know OUR EXISTANCE MATTERS.