Filmed on location in a variety of settings, from healthcare to manufacturing, these two courses feature dramatic scenes, first-person interviews, and research grounded in scientific studies that provide new information and model the kind of behavior that contributes to a more positive workplace - for everyone.
The series consists of two 20-minute programs:
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: A Step-by-Step Guide for EMPLOYEES
Creating an inclusive environment in the workplace can be a challenge. Employees sometimes clash and don’t work together as well as they should, even when they come from the same background. Add differences to the mix and this friction can get even worse, damaging teamwork and hurting the productivity of the group as a whole.
Fortunately, there are specific skills that can help us smooth workplace interactions and resolve issues that might come up, whether they involve ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities or anything else that makes people feel different.
Employees learn how to:
Make small gestures of support and acceptance
Meet in the middle
Look for opportunities to connect
These skills make it easier for everyone to be more open, more respectful in our behavior, and more willing to help others get the job done.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: A Step-by-Step Guide for MANAGERS
Assembling the right people for the right job is hard enough. But once you have your people in place, how do you get them to work together and form a cohesive team?
This hands-on guide shows you specific steps you can take as a manager or supervisor to improve communication, minimize friction, and reduce unconscious biases that could lead to unfairness and resistance.
These steps help resolve issues around ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and more.
Managers will learn techniques for:
Setting the tone
Preventing discriminatory behavior
Accepting each individual
Being a mentor
This practical guide to establishing an inclusive workplace will help you head off problems, build morale and productivity, and maximize the success of your workgroup by maximizing the success of each individual.
This program highlights ...
*How reframing the question allows an infinite number of solutions.
*Why rapid prototyping keeps your options open and your failures small.
*The value of experimenting with un-useless inventions.
Why do we need creativity? The world is full of daunting problems, and so are our workplaces. We need solutions. While the scientific method we all learned in school has value for discovery, a similar process for invention is not widely taught—yet is a critical component of true innovation.
Dr. Seelig’s model for the "Innovation Engine" allows us to alternate between discovery and invention. It incorporates the internal strengths of imagination, knowledge and attitude along with the external forces of habitat, resources and culture. Dr. Seelig points out that each of us has the capacity for innovation. We are born with imagination, work hard to build a knowledge toolbox, and are able to develop the attitude that problems can be solved. But our business structures must build unrestrictive habitats that set the stage for creativity, provide the resources to get things done and, lastly, support a culture that sees small failures as a source of data and rewards the courage to try solutions that diverge from conventional wisdom.
Tina Seelig is the author of 16 educational games and science books including, inGenius: Unleashing Creative Potential (2012). Dr. Seelig earned her PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University Medical School.
Learn how to present yourself professionally for interview and career success! This program provides a wealth of examples that demonstrate practical do's and don’ts for dressing and grooming. Interviews with real-world hiring experts will put your clients or students into the minds of employers so they are better prepared to meet expectations.
* Learn how to dress appropriately for the job they have or the job they want.
* Identify the most effective ways to make a great first impression.
* Gain insight into the minds of employers and hiring managers.
* Understand expectations for grooming and behavior during interviews and on the job.
* Acquire budget-friendly tips for finding the right clothes on a tight budget.