Diversity and Cultural Awareness Profile

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Appropriate For Existing Employees
Comprehensiveness Intermediate
Administration Time - 1 hr
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Scoring Options hand icon Internet icon
Language English
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Diversity and Cultural Awareness Profile

The Diversity and Cultural Awareness Profile will help individuals understand how much awareness and commitment exists towards the diversity of individuals with different backgrounds in their organization.

Overview

This assessment compares perceptions of the organization’s commitment to cultural diversity against the respondents own commitment to cultural diversity. Useful from an organization and an individual perspective. Competencies include:

• Awareness and Climate
• Levels of Inclusion
• Degree of Empathy
• Degree of Adaptation and Change
• Persistence and Commitment

When to Use the Diversity and Cultural Awareness Profile

• With all employees who need to improve their own awareness of cultural diversity issues through a structured assessment of their strengths and weaknesses.

• As an OD tool to uncover perceptions about the organization in regards to commitment toward cultural diversity.

• As an entry learning exercise when the organization intends to set new standards or policies related to diversity.

• As an introductory training activity on diversity and cultural awareness to expose participants to their own, and the organizations, commitment to diversity issues.

• With managers and executives who need to be able to recognize and correct dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors that may exist in the organization as regards cultural diversity.

• As the center piece of a 1-day facilitated training workshop on diversity and cultural awareness.

Features

• Measures 6 core diversity and cultural awareness competencies through 48 items, and collects ratings for the self as well as the “self’s” perception of how the organization is performing.

• Worded in simple, understandable and behavioral terms allowing any participant, regardless of education or English language proficiency, to understand and provide accurate ratings.

• Individuals or the organization can use questionnaire results to identify problem areas at the competency or specific behavioral item level.

Facilitator’s Guide Kit:

This Facilitators Guide enables a trainer to lead a half-day workshop administering, scoring, and interpreting the Diversity and Cultural Awareness Profile. Includes templates for development planning and 48 sets of expanded explanation and implications, built around each diversity item. This information will enable an individual or the organization to ask and answer the difficult questions related to effectively promoting diversity in the organization.

The Diversity and Cultural Awareness Profile will help individuals understand how much awareness and commitment exists towards the diversity of individuals with different backgrounds in their organization.

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