Devin C. Hughes

Create a Workplace that Celebrates Diversity & Inclusion

In today’s multicultural environment, it is still not uncommon for workplaces to be divided down racial or cultural lines. Devin addresses the topics of racism (direct or indirect) and intolerance head on, helping leadership teams break down barriers to productivity and achieve greater success as a result of increased understanding. The training we provide works towards breaking down barriers and making communication easier through greater self awareness and understanding of cultural issues that are often daunting and uncomfortable for professionals who are trying to engage diverse communities.

Plain and simple – the workplace is diverse, and your workforce must understand how to communicate with people who are different than them.

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Develop a strong understanding of their own “self” in order to understand how deeply engrained culture is in our behavior
  • Understand their diversity self-awareness and competencies
  • Define culture and diversity, and understand where cultural influences come from
  • Openly discuss diversity and cultural differences as a means of celebration of differences​
  • Pinpoint their own assumptions and perceptions
  • Create an action plan for reducing and eliminating biases, stereotypes and prejudices
  • Understand their own conflict style and how culture plays into it, so that they can develop a plan for better conflict resolution
  • Become better self-monitors of their verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, team members, and clients despite cultural barriers
  • Empathize and respect others in order to create a supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Understand and recognize their own perceptions and stereotypes
  • Interpret the behaviors of individuals from another culture
  • Celebrate differences in ideas and ways of doing things