Cultural Diversity

 

Business Case:

As technology shrinks our world and we become global citizens, we move into an era of looking at ourselves not as a melting pot, but a soup where ingredients remain the same, and everyone contributes to a delicious flavor. Organizations must embrace various cultures within the organization to empower these employees and ensure their maximum contribution. 

Café Conversations create an opportunity to dive deeper into topics that may be considered taboo or hard to talk about.  Using the power of inquiry, organizational leaders have an opportunity to facilitate conversations that build upon and navigate discussions to a place of discovery.

Course Description:

Our conversation will use the power of storytelling to share an insightful look into the significance of culture for each individual. We will explore the ideals of participants with an examination of the events that shaped these viewpoints. Through genuine curiosity and a desire to understand, we will develop a deeper appreciation for cultural diversity and its benefit in the workplace.

Café Conversations are interactive group sessions that use the power of inquiry to uncover the collective wisdom of larger, diverse communities on topics that matter to them and the organization. These engagement sessions  are an adaptation of the classic and tested world café model. Café Conversations demonstrate the value of creating safe, brave forums where people can build relationships, share ideas, solve organizational challenges, act on opportunities, and work together to establish a community of trust.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore and answer complicated organizational questions in a collaborative environment.
  • Empower a culture of ‘listening to understand’ in an effort to connect ideas, and shine light on patterns, insights, deeper meanings, and actions.
  • Increase individual comfort level in advancing diversity and inclusion goals within the workplace.
  • Establish a living network of collaborative dialogue and problem-solving on topics of diversity and inclusion.
  • Contribute to and capture diverse thinking, experiences, and expectations for future exploration and strategic planning.

Course Content:

Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness
Recognizing emotions, emotional flags, and emotional triggers.
Monitoring thoughts to determine unconscious biases and challenge stereotypes.
Learning techniques to focus on the present moment and promote awareness of thoughts.

Creating Connections
Understanding the need for vulnerability and how to remove personal barriers.
Use of DICE breakers to quickly eliminate barriers and create rapport.
Mastering the use of storytelling to promote relationship building.
Understand the benefits of convening diverse groups to improve engagement and collaboration.
Explore internalized biases and stereotypes and their impact on others.

Exploration of Cultural Diversity Within the Workplace and Beyond
Make the case for why cultural diversity is important to the agency.
Raise awareness of culture and how it influences workplace behaviors and business effectiveness.
Share insights on the personal significance of the organization’s goals to better recognize and appreciate cultural diversity.
Explore internalized biases and stereotypes and their impact on others.

Building Personal Buy-In and Accountability
Identify the real and shared needs to establish a shared understanding or purpose. Why are we talking about this here? Why now?
Overview of Power Plays and the benefit of continuous action in reaching organizational goals.
Commitment for positive organizational change and personal action planning.

Plan Your DICE Café:

To ensure that your Café Conversation is successful, we provide:

  • A pre-session consultation to discuss goals and outline expectations;
  • Two highly-trained and experienced facilitators to moderate and guide the conversation;
  • Customized program materials for further learning and sharing;
  • A detailed summary and analysis to direct workforce strategic planning; and
  • A post-session consultation to review session results, offer feedback, and determine next steps.

To attain an optimal level of engagement, our sessions require a 15-person minimum and 30-person maximum attendance level.

Choose your conversation topic. We'll do the rest. Contact us:  info@diceleadership.com