The Changing Face of Diversity - Diversity Training, Toronto, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai
A Highly Interactive Diversity Training Workshop
- We are a Toronto (Canada) based consulting firm specialzing in training and development and instructional design.
- ALL inquiries are handled from Toronto.
Diversity vs Equity; Can You Spot the Difference?
...while the terms are often used interchangeably, diversity and equality mean different things. Diversity is recognizing our differences while embracing them...Equality...refers to fairness and equal treatment, where everyone has the same opportunities....if everyone doesn't have similar opportunities for professional development, career pathing, and access to resources, you're not fostering equality....you are ticking the diversity box on paper, but not making a true effort to nurture and empower each individual to their best potential.Elise James-Decruise, Fortune Magazine
The term "diversity" conjures up images of colourful, multi-cultural, pot luck dinner. Everyone shares their own food and music and shares in the celebration. In corporations, "diversity" is often misued as a smoke screen to cover up the REAL barriers that stand in the way of workplace equity. As a result, despite decades of diversity training, the glass ceiling is still very reall and executive teams in North America are still overwhelmingly White and male. Clearly, the barriers to true equity have not been removed.
How we Can Help
The Changing Face of Diversity helps organizations identify and design strategies to remove barriers to equity at the interpersonal, team, and corporate levels.
During this highly interactive and upbeat accelerated learning programme, we will take a hard look at personal and organizational practices and hidden biases to develop proactive strategies for promoting true equity in organizations.
During breaks, we will take a trip around the world and sample food, music and travel DVDs to various countries. This will underscore the fact that true diversity is a celebration of differences and similarities.
Who We've Helped
Since 1996, The Training Oasis, a Toronto training and development firm specializing in accelerated learning and experiential learning, has help rapidly growing organizations in 9 countries improve their effectiveness.
Our clients for diversity training have included IKEA, Novo Nordisk Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Finance. Training in best practices and for diversity and equity form an integral part of our The Changing Face of Diversity programming.
Our President and founder, Anne Thornley-Brown, co-authored the book West Indians in Toronto, Implications for Helping Professionals. Before launching The Training Oasis, Inc., she facilitated diversity training for numerous schools, universities, collegies, social agencies, and hospitals.
We offer experiential learning, accelerated learning, train the trainer, instructional design, and coaching services to rapidly changing companies all over the world.
Excellent facilitator. She greatly respected and accommodated our differences in learning styles. I left the session with many ideas and practices to think about and implement.IKEA
The Changing Face of Diversity really hit the mark. You were enthusiastic, organized, clear, and motivating. Your transparencies and hand-outs were helpful and useful. Your examples were realistic and adaptable to our own situations. We enjoyed participating in discussions and your "talk show". We'll never be the same. we certainly appreciate the time you took to prepare and present a very enlightening and crucial topic. Our members gave us excellent feedback.Lorraine Weygman, Former Director of Programming, Human Resources Professionals of West Toronto
The pacing of the course was very good - perfect. There was no opportunity to lose interest. You are an excellent speaker. I really enjoyed listening to you!Deepa Chander, Manager, Financial Services, Novo Nordisk Canada
The emphasis on practicing the skills learnt, though at times painful, was very useful. Ultimately, I was left with a feeling of having done a good beginning....Anne has an excellent grasp of the subject. The expert in her really commanded my respect.M B Sakorkar, LTITL (India)
[We] have been using this method to interview candidates for ... one year now and have found it to be most effective.Elaine Kelly, Customer Service Manager, Bell Mobility, (Toronto)
A good balance with video/presentation slides and lots of practical exercises.Gillian Chong, Treasury Business Planning, Standard Chartered Bank (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)