Sensitivity training focuses on making employees aware of their attitudes and behavior toward others. This includes people who are different in race, color, gender, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity and other categories protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Sensitivity training also teaches employees how to be respectful of people with different experiences, backgrounds and communication styles.
Recent events have brought the concept of racial sensitivity to the forefront, as organizations seek to take meaningful action to keep racism out of the workplace. Whether employees are working from home or back in the workplace, the ability to show empathy for how others may be experiencing the world is an important step in creating a more equitable and inclusive workplace culture.
As HR and Diversity & Inclusion professionals know all too well, the idea of treating everyone with respect and fairness may sound simple, but often individuals fall back on stereotypes and unconscious bias when making workplace decisions, such as who to hire or promote or invite to join a group. If not identified and managed, these behaviors can undermine D&I efforts and lead to claims of discrimination and harassment.
As part of a long-term strategy, sensitivity training can increase employees’ understanding of their role in creating a more equitable workplace for everyone.
Online Sensitivity Training
Sensitivity training is woven throughout Traliant’s Diversity & Inclusion Training Suite, which consists of three separate courses:
Workplace Diversity, Inclusion & Racial Sensitivity
This foundational course explains core concepts related to diversity, inclusion, sensitivity, racial bias and racism, providing practical steps to help employees choose inclusive actions, improve cultural competency and address unconscious bias. The course further emphasizes the role of workplace sensitivity and civility in promoting a respectful culture.
This course focuses on understanding, recognizing and managing unconscious bias in the workplace, and the relationship between unconscious bias, D&I and discrimination.
Microaggressions in the Workplace
This course explains what microaggressions are and the effect they can have on others, providing guidance for how to respond to microaggressions in a positive and effective manner.
All of Traliant’s courses can be translated into 100+ languages and are mobile-optimized for any device or platform.
Sensitivity training is also part of Traliant’s award-winning Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training, which features interactive episodes on sexual harassment, discrimination, bystander intervention and diversity and inclusion. This course is available in separate versions for employees and managers, and in industry- and state-specific versions.
The Traliant Difference
We bring together an experienced team of subject matter experts, eLearning specialists, instructional designers and video producers to create interactive learning experiences that raise awareness, drive positive behavior and help foster a respectful, inclusive workplace. Our Workplace Diversity, Inclusion & Sensitivity training can be customized with your brand, policies and leadership message to reflect your values and culture. Learn more about diversity & sensitivity training.
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