To assist the learners with the necessary knowledge regarding issues of diversity in a specific South African context.
Please note: A customised version of this workshop can be aligned to the Batho Pele principles for government.
The definitions of diversity and culture and the South African landscape
Can we continue to challenge and shape our perceptions as adults?
Exploring how our neural pathways are formed and how they influence our perceptions
Understanding what prejudice is and why we find it so difficult to change our thinking even when faced with the brutal impact of negative prejudicial behaviour on an individual
The Role of the Media
How the media shapes our behaviours, expectations and understanding of the world. In this exercise we explore The Role of the Media in Forming Attitudes Towards Mental Illness By Kismet Baun
Employment Equity and the Bill of Rights
We unpack the meaning of the freedom charter, how it leads to a bill of rights and what this actually means to us as individuals and then finally how Employment Equity is playing out in the SA workforce today and the perceptions and expectations of the various cultural groups towards this far reaching law – we also address cause and effect in this section looking at the history of other countries with far reaching redressing policies
Issues of Conflict and Cooperation, Power and Privilege
In this module we explore the roles and responsibilities that come with power and privilege. We explore how to use conflict as a learning curve as opposed to a point of break down and how to gain co-operation through collaborative means
Concentrating on Areas of Similarity and Positivity
This very practical module encourages us to look to our similarities and not our differences
Culture and Etiquette From Around the World
This module touches on some of the more outlandish cultures and rules of society around the world whilst simultaneously sparking discussions around the BRICS alliance in which South Africa finds itself. Also indicating how the social cultures in the BRICS countries will have to be embraced if we want to play a leading role on this international stage.
We live in a diverse world and in a diverse country.
The internet and social media has helped even the rural teenager to have access to different ways of doing things and different ways of living.
Add to this the gender wars and the religious freedom of expression we have ensconced in our constitution and the need for diversity training increases exponentially.
Organisations that have invested in diversity training have reported increased production due to less time being wasted in conflict as well as increased motivation due to harmonious working conditions.
"The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship." ~ Deborah Tannen
I really enjoyed this course and would recommend it highly ~ Marlene
Prices include VAT @ 15%
All our full day open hosted workshops commence at 08:30 and end at 16:30.
For inhouse workshops we will travel for anything between one and 16 delegates.
All course material, lunch and refreshments are provided.