Our specialized services include diversity and inclusion training for Community College or Four-Year College Classified Staff. We have extensive experience training clerical and administrative staff, custodial/maintenance personnel, technical staff, student support staff, and other classified staff categories.
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Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Training for Classified Staff
One of the largest personnel categories, which is critical to the educational process, is classified staff. Custodial and maintenance, clerical and administrative, technology, food and health service, student support, and other classified staff undertake work that contributes significantly and meaningfully to the educational process of students. Yet, in spite of the significance of this cadre of employees, they are often left out of diversity and inclusion training. Moreover, on many campuses, classified staff represent a large portion of an institution's diversity demographics. In the end, non-academic staff are no different than faculty and students in that it is important for them to understand intergroup conflict, microaggressions, micro-affirmations, implicit bias, culture, personal identity, social identity, discrimination, intergroup cooperation, diversity terminology, and other dimensions of campus diversity and inclusion.
The Leadership in Diversity (LinD) Group capitalizes on over 40 years of expertise in the area of diversity and inclusion. We utilize an interactive, engaging, non-defensive, and hands-on approach to diversity and inclusion training of classified staff. Our presentations rely on simulation activities, stories, props, games, modeling, scenarios, and role playing designed to generate interest in, understanding of, and the practice of diversity and inclusion. The workshop and training are designed to assist and support individuals in understanding themselves more completely. The workshop and training are also created to determine and assess the groups to which individuals belong, the benefits of diversity, intergroup conflict, implicit bias, and multiple other crucial aspects of workplace diversity dynamics.
Learning outcomes for participants of the training include understanding: 1) the dynamics of personal and group identities; 2) the benefits of diversity; 3) the negative impact of intergroup conflict on workplace dimensions and interactions; 4) strategies for improving cross-cultural relationships and communication; and 5) diversity terminology.