Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP). Facilitator's Guide. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2218181
  • Book
  • 48 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Is Your Diverse Workforce a Liability or a Strategic Advantage?

Most people don′t sit down at their desk on Monday morning, turn on their computer, and make a mental plan to discriminate, judge, or isolate their colleagues. Unfortunately, today′s diverse workplace is rampant with this kind of harmful behavior and it is not only resulting in hurt feelings, but it′s having a negative effect on performance, retention, corporate culture, and the bottom line. The Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP) is designed to increase employee awareness of this important issue so that they are able to identify, evaluate, and modify their own behavior. Based on solid, up–to–date research, the DAP addresses discrimination issues with various minority groups including older workers, women, persons with disabilities, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans.

The fully–revised second edition of this classic, best–selling assessment instrument will help training participants understand how their actions whether obvious or subtle affect a person of a different culture, gender, or ethnic background. It is designed to serve as both a quick, stand–alone intervention or part of a larger program on improving working relationships between employees. After completing the 24–item questionnaire participants are given the opportunity to reflect on their behavior and find the path toward respect for all people.

The Diversity Awareness Profile Facilitator′s Guide walks you through the process of preparing, administering, and debriefing the DAP. In addition, the guide offers key discussion questions and instructions on how to best help participants create individualized action plans.

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Before You Start.

History of the DAP.

Applications.

Recommendation.

Preparing to Administer the DAP.

Materials Needed.

Overview of the Facilitator′s Guide.

Purpose of the DAP.

Administering the DAP.

Debriefing.

Naive.

Perpetuator.

Avoider.

Change Agent.

Fighter.

Questions and Answers.

Action Plan.

PowerPoint Text.

About the Author.

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Karen Stinson is the founder and CEO of the nationally–respected Minneapolis–based ProGroup Inc., one of the country′s first diversity consulting and training firms, she has been a pioneer in the diversity field for more than two decades. Stinson is renowned for her innovative diversity concepts and tools that have served as the cornerstone of diversity programs worldwide.

She founded ProGroup in 1986, and has grown it into a multimillion dollar firm employing over 80 people. Stinson leads the development and implementation of a wide variety of unique customized diversity solutions. ProGroup has helped thousands of organizations in virtually every industry, including Fortune 500 companies, such as Deloitte, General Mills, American Family Insurance, HSBC Bank, Saks Fifth Avenue, Boeing, Disney, Denny′s, Abbott, and many others.

Stinson is a frequent speaker at diversity, leadership and trade conferences, including The Conference Board, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Linkage′s Diversity Best Practices Summit, and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the latter which also awarded her the topTrainer of Trainers Award in the late 90s. She has frequently been interviewed by a wide variety of broadcast and print media, includingCNBC, USA Today, Bloomberg, New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal.
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