Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity is the existence of different characteristics in a group of people. These characteristics could be everything that makes us unique, such as our cognitive skills and personality traits, along with the things that shape our identity (e.g. race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, cultural background).

To better understand diversity, the iFTI Learning Management System (LMS) offers online courses listed below.

COR 1270 Unconscious Bias*(1 hour) – Unconscious bias (or implicit bias) refers to unsupported social judgments or prejudice in favor or against a person or group of people. Since these happen without reasonable justification, they can prevent one’s judgment from being balanced. This course will explain unconscious bias, the impact it has on the workplace, and the steps you can take to manage it and encourage diversity and inclusivity.

COR 1269 Diversity in the Workplace* (1 Hour) – This course is designed to raise employee awareness about demographic changes and the benefits of diverse teams in the workplace. The course teaches employees about the science of unconscious bias, how to recognize and resolve it and move toward an inclusive work culture.

CAN 1269 Diversity in the Workplace* (Canada) (1 Hour) – Diversity in the Workplace serves as a foundational layer for team members and management to examine the ways in which identity affects workplace dynamics and productivity. Through the use of evidence-based tools and techniques, participants will uncover the value of facilitating an inclusive work environment.

For supervisors and managers, we have the following courses:

COR 1236 Dealing With Conflict* (1.25 Hours) – In order for conflict to be a positive experience, we need the skills to manage and resolve it effectively. In this module, you will find out what conflict is and why it occurs. You’ll learn strategies for resolving conflict. And you will learn how to handle anger.

COR 1249 Healthy Workplace Culture* (3 Hours) – What is a healthy workplace? You might think it is one in which the physical environment is safe for all employees or one in which there is a level of overall health among the employees. And you’d be right. However, there is another less obvious but equally critical meaning of the term healthy workplace. The course promotes a healthy workplace culture, managing workplace culture by working well with others, and acting effectively on a team.

The course list was posted on the LMS homepage as an Alert/Ticker. You can also sign on to your LMS and go to Course Catalog > Search – Diversity. To view the list or descriptions, check the Programs of Study or Third Party Price List.

To access the Diversity online courses, ask your District Council LMS admin to add these courses to your enrollments.