Diversity & Inclusion

Provides opportunities for staff to engage in discussions that impact Higher Education, Governmental and Global issues.

Sample Courses:

This 3-hour course challenges participants to rethink their definitions and perceptions of diversity. It creates a space and provides tools to assist participants in building a new model for addressing conflict around differences in the workplace. The course features interactive exercises that allow participants to draw upon their experiences working with people from diverse populations. The facilitator provides valuable learning opportunities that promote diversity and the creation of an inclusive workplace environment and inspires individual excellence. Participants will be required to take a diversity profile instrument before the course and will receive a GSU Diversity Passport tool listing courses, activities, lectures, concerts, etc., specific to the GSU campus/community to assist in their continued development.
This course takes a closer look at the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act and the implications it has on the workplace. Upon completion of this course, you will understand: the wide range of behaviors that may constitute discrimination and harassment; that free speech rights don’t apply in the workplace; what constitutes a tangible employment action; that everyone has a right to work in an environment free from discrimination and harassment; and harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
The content of this course begins with established baseline content around creating a safe space for dialogue in engaging topical conversations on workplace diversity. Additional course content will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual unit, department, etc. Contact must be made with the director of Diversity Education Planning to discuss: the topic and scope; why the course is needed; and desired outcomes for participants. Please contact the Office of Diversity Education Planning at 404-413-2564 to schedule.
This 3-hour interactive course is a follow-up course to Managing Yourself in a Diverse Workplace. This course focuses on those who manage others. It explores such cultural characteristics as those above the surface as well as those that are hidden or below. It addresses perceptions that often misinform the reality that sometimes leads to biases and prejudice. Further, this course facilitates participants’ clarification of those diversity competencies needed to manage others more effectively in a diverse and global workplace.
This 3-hour course engages participants in interactive learning exercises to increase self-awareness about their strengths and challenges around differences and similarities. Participants will be required to take a diversity profile instrument before the course so that they will gain personal insight into their comforts and challenges regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, culture, etc. Participants will receive a GSU Diversity Passport tool listing courses, activities, lectures, concerts, etc., specific to the GSU campus and community. This tool as used will assist as a follow-up towards increased personal awareness, expanded knowledge and the ability to demonstrate diversity competencies.

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