Diversity & Inclusion

Invista now has 18 separate modules for Diversity and Inclusion Training programs. Click here to see an outline of all the modules. Your organization can customize and select the modules of interest and importance for your own employee development programming. All of them can be taught in person and socially distanced, virtually over the Zoom platform, or blend of both approaches.

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Course Outlines

Respectful Communication

We do not all share similar life experiences and communications styles in the workplace. Unknown or known biases, limited experience working with differences, and conflict, create the necessity for raising awareness of respectful communication. The overarching goal of this course is to create a common understanding of the impact of these differences by collectively defining respect, civility, and inclusiveness and improve communication as a result.

Generations in the Workplace – All Employees

Participants learn the characteristics of each generation, including the pros and cons, for the purpose of collaborating successfully across generational gaps. It includes communication activities designed to engage the learner in professional growth towards respectful and inclusive perspectives and actions.

Global Understanding

Today’s global marketplace calls for intercultural understanding and cross-cultural communication skills to maximize business operations and working relationships. Participants will gain the cultural competence required to build successful relationships with global colleagues and customers by learning how the foundational values of selected cultures manifest into behaviors, communication styles and business practices.

Generation Gap and the Workplace – Managers and Supervisors

This course is designed for managers and supervisors to develop their ability to coach, communicate and create an environment which makes the best of group and team diversity for the success of the organization. Participants will review the various generations present at work, understand what motivates them, and how to deal collaboratively with them on a daily basis.

Race: The Power of an Illusion

This course examines our beliefs about race, advantage and justice, and how these issues impact our organizations and institutions.  Participants will gain an understanding of institutional racism and how it differs from individual racism. An overarching goal of the course is the concept of how to have a conversation with someone different than you, how to evaluate your policies procedures, process, etc. through a ‘Lens of Equity’ and develop strategies that will positively impact relationships in your organization.

D&I with Train the Trainer and Coaching

The course features three modules—an essential Diversity and Inclusion, an in-depth approach to organizational culture for internal Champions and culture creators with activities, and a Train the Trainer module. Taken as a whole, it trains employees to recognize, respect and value the differences that lead to innovative approaches and diverse thought in the workplace and then to deliver subsequent trainings of value laden topics internally.

Diversity and Inclusion – Essential Concepts and Practices

This course covers the concepts and practices of diversity and inclusion. Diversity is any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. Inclusion means respect for and appreciation of differences in ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education, and religion. Participants will learn how to work with both of these concepts in mind, creating positive experiences leading to service creativity and innovation.

Sexual Harassment and Diversity Awareness Training

This short program includes two courses: one covers the essential of workplace harassment policy and behavior in the context of a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees; the second adds supervisor responsibilities for investigation and corrective action in the same context of harassment prevention and inclusiveness.