Understanding and perceiving diversity
Module 1 of the Diversity Train-the-Trainer Course
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A firm and tangible understanding of what diversity and the concepts of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) mean is a key prerequisite for the work of diversity trainers. In the first module of the Diversity Train-the-Trainer Course, we will give you a basic overview of different categories of diversity and the historical development of the concept of DEIB.In this module, theoretical basics on the different diversity categories as well as on the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are taught. Building on this background knowledge, we accompany your individual positioning as a trainer, both personally and in relation to your own professional profile. The goal is to give you a comprehensive overview of all concepts so that you can recognize areas of tension and identify constructive development strategies.
First, we will define what is meant by diversity and which categories of diversity are important for creating a non-discriminatory environment. We then discuss the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging from a historical perspective, focusing on approaches to ensuring a discrimination-free environment. We relate these four concepts to the (organizational) culture and provide you with tools to effectively accompany change processes towards open coexistence. In addition, you will receive practical methods for the analysis and survey of perceived and desired diversity.
Under the keyword intersectionality, the simultaneous intersection and effect of several categories of diversity will be focused on. The previously developed understanding of the various diversity categories and approaches forms the basis for their holistic processing and consideration, with the goal of being able to develop comprehensive and unifying strategies for action.
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Time zone: Europe/Berlin