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Here is my presentation for my last learning lab at Learning Leaders Course at ICA- Lobii. …

Here is my presentation for my last learning lab at Learning Leaders Course at ICA- Lobii.
an amazing presentation to share with all interested in this subject

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  • Having seen your presentation Luci, which by the way is excellent in style and display and highly informative, I have come to abide with what Robert Bateman once said on the subject of Diversity:
    “I am a possibilist. I believe that humanity is master of its own fate... Before we can change direction, we have to question many of the assumptions underlying our current philosophy. Assumptions like bigger is better; you can't stop progress; no speed is too fast; globalization is good. Then we have to replace them with some different assumptions: small is beautiful; roots and traditions are worth preserving; variety is the spice of life; the only work worth doing is meaningful work; biodiversity is the necessary pre-condition for human survival.”
    This is what I am taking out with me from your lovely presentation. Well done.
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  • Um excelente trabalho para todos que estão preocupados com a diversidade em que vivemos
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  • 1. DiversityAwareness– cross cultural challenges -
    LuciBonini, CPC
  • 2. Objetives
    Understand the world like a Mosaic
    Understandtheconceptofdiversity thinking globally and acting locally.
    Exercisediversity in differentsituations in ourlives
    Understandthatmanycompanies is creatingtheCDOs to help them to understanddiversity
    Appreciatedifferences
  • 3. What is Diversity?
  • 4. IF YOU BELONGED TO A DIFFERENT CULTURE
    Take a few minutes to imagine thatyouwokeuptomorrowmorningandfoundthatyoubelonged to anotherculture, anotherethnicgroup, or some otherdimensionofdiversity.
    YoumightbeHispanic, Asian, African, or White.
    Youmighthave a physicalor mental disability.
    Youmightbelong to a differentreligiousgroup—perhapsyou are Jewish, Moslem, or Christian.
    Youmightbe a teenageror a veryelderlyperson.
    Youmightlive in a distant country.
  • 5. Consider the items below with your new culture/group in mind. These are just some of the areas in your life that might be affected.
    The friends you associate with
    The social activities you enjoy
    The foods you prefer
    The religion you practice
    The clothing you wear
    The neighborhood you live in
    The job/position you hold
    The vehicle you drive
    The music you enjoy
    The language(s) you speak
    The political party you belong to
  • 6. NowAnswer to yourselfthefollowingquestions:
  • 7. Whatpartsofyourlifewouldremainthesame?
  • 8. Whatpartsofyourlifewouldbedifferent?
  • 9. Are yousurprised to seehowmanythings in yourlifewouldchangeifyourculturechanged?
  • 10. Wouldyoubesatisfied to bethisnewperson?
  • 11. Are youprepared to face a new country, a newcultureandappreciate it?
  • 12. What is diversity?
  • 13. Wheredidyoureceiveyour cultural programming?
  • 14. Wheredidyoulearnourvalues, beliefs, attitudes, andpatternsofthinkingandacting?
  • 15. Eachof us is borninto a culture.
    Ourbeliefsbeginwiththoseofourfamily, butthey continue to beshapedbyallofourexperiencesafterbirth.
    For themostpart, familyattitudes, beliefs, languages, andotherbehaviors are acceptedwithoutquestion.
  • 16. Take a few minutes to liston a sheetofpaperthevariousinfluencesonyour cultural programming.
    Youprobablylisted some ofthefollowing:
    family ,
    economic status
    Ethnicity,
    neighbors
    Church,
    media ,
    travel
    Age, education ,
    work
    Spouse, friends
    Geographiclocation
    other
  • 17. WHY DO WE NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT DIVERSITY?
    Twopowerfulpoints in oursocietyhavemadediversityanimportantissue.
    First, the global market in whichmanycorporations do business becamehighlycompetitive.
    Second, thepopulationof some countries beganchangingdramatically.
  • 18. POINT 1: THE GLOBAL MARKET
    Wealwaysmakemistakeswhenthesubject is diversity:
    like Chevrolet madewhen it firsttried to selltheChevy Nova in Spanishspeaking countries. In Spanish, “No va” means “It does notgo.”
    Needless to say, the Nova neversoldwell in Spanishspeaking countries.
    Similarly, when Pepsi started marketing its products in China a fewyearsback, theChinesetranslatedthe slogan “Pepsi bringsyouback to life” quite literally.
    This slogan in Chinesereallymeant, “Pepsi bringsyourancestorsbackfromthe grave.”
  • 19. POINT 2: CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS
    Bytheyear 2050 approximately 50 percentoftheU.S.populationwillbenon-White.
    Shortlythereafter (by 2056), therewillbe no singlemajoritygroup in this country. TheUnited States willbecomposedofmultipleminoritygroups.
  • 20. The great companies are reframingtheirthougts
    What is a CDO …commonly found in the corporate world. See more in: http://www.insidehighered.com/workplace/2006/04/18/williams
    Hereyoucanknow more: http://www.workforcediversitynetwork.com/docs/Article_goldemwilliams_WhatisaChief%20DiversityOfficer.pdf
    Hereyoucanfindmanymaterials to understandwhyyouneedpayattention to diversity!  learn more http://diversityofficermagazine.com/magazine/
  • 21. Thehistoryofdiversitymanaging
    Diversity education is becoming a solution for many businesses. In the European Union, it is offered to small and medium-sized businesses to develop their capacity to include people of across states in the union and cultures. Australia’s government utilizes diversity education to end a history of discrimination against Aboriginal and Islander people. Asia finds it useful for increasing productivity in multinational companies, and for addressing the historical challenges of achieving harmony between Muslim and Hindu citizens. South Africa has implemented diversity education to adjust to the removal of the Apartheid system. The United States has offered diversity education for decades, although the rationale for its use haschanged over time.
    By BILLY E. VAUGHN, PhD, on  http://diversityofficermagazine.com/magazine/?page_id=65
  • 22. THE WORLD IS A MOSAIC
  • 23. DIMENSIONS OF DIVERSITY
    Gender
    Religious beliefs
    Race
    Marital status
    Ethnicity
    Parental status
    Age
    Education
    Physical and mental ability Income
    Sexual orientation
    Occupation
    Language
    Geographic location
  • 24. THE mosaic in companies
    Gender
    Age
    Race
    Ethnicity
    Culture
    Religion
    Language/Accent
    Disability
    Height/Weight
    Sexual Orientation
    Education
    Job Title
    Job Function
    Job Skills
    Union/Non-Union
    Part-Time/Full-Time
    Marital Status
    Political affiliation
  • 25. Diversity: step by step to an awareness
    1. Knowledge  What can you do to get information about another culture? Books, magazines, video programs, popular media, casual conversation, and other sources. The more accurate information we have about others, the more likely we will develop appropriate opinions, feelings, and behaviors.
    2. Stereotypes  How do you generalize individuals or groups? These generalizations we often keep in our minds. As learning leaders we must reframe, find out other perspectives to understand people
    3. Behavior  what is your ability to interact with different people? Are you shy? Do you use open communication?
    4. Self-Awareness  Are you able to understand personal values, motives, and beliefs? At this level, are you conscious of personal strengths and weaknesses, and are you sensitive to the effects of those characteristics on others.
  • 26. 5. Understanding  Understand how others feel and why they behave the way they do. Awareness of others helps us to see that our personal reality may not be the only reality, and it gives us a basis for contrasting our cultural viewpoint with that of another person.
    6. Empathy Empathy shows our ability to make connections with others on an emotional level by allowing us to put ourselves in other people’s shoes, trying to perceive how it feels to “walk their way.” The extent to which an individual respects and values the diverse characteristics and behaviors of others.
    7. Receptiveness Receptiveness is being open to others who are different from oneself. We are able to accept the notion that all people should be allowed to reflect their background and culture in their behavior.
    8. Respect, Compassion, Appreciation  Respect goes beyond simply “putting up” with others’ differences. We must develop a feeling of compassion. With respect, we are able to fully appreciate every individual.
  • 27. Skills
    Takepersonalresponsibility for thewayyourespond to difference.
    Makecontinuedandsincereattempts to understandthe world fromothers’ pointsofview.
    Developskills in cross-cultural communication.
    Developproblem-solvingskills.
    Developskills in conflict management.
    Look for ways to work effectivelywithdiversegroupsofpeople.
  • 28. Studyingdiversity 1
    How to use space
    There are differences between concepts of space and territory in interpersonal relationships across cultures (intimacy, personal, public, and social space)
    How to understand touching
    What is appropriate will vary from one cultural group to another
    Body Language
    We can see that there are different body motions and gestures
  • 29. Studyingdiversity 2
    The time
    Different cultures see time, days and years differently
    Examples-
    Punctuality is not defined in the same way in different countries
    Some cultures are more monochronic (one thing at a time); others are more polychronic (many things at a time)
    People talk and move at different ways (slow motion, quickly)
    Make different pauses
  • 30. Studyingdiversity 3
    The eye
    The study of eye movement and contact is important
    Examples
    Direct gaze is appropriate in Latin America, the Arab world and Southern Europe,
    Peripheral gaze or avoidance for many Asians and Northern Europeans
  • 31. Studyingdiversity 4
    Smell and Taste
    Can be useful study this before experience a different food
    Can you think of smells or tastes that are acceptable in one culture but unacceptable or offensive in others?
  • 32. Studyingdiversity 4
    Language
    Prerequisite for communication to occur
    Human perception and thinking is influenced by the language we acquire first
    Denotative and connotative meanings
    Culture impacts on language comprehension
  • 33. examples
    When American Airlines wanted to advertise its new leather first class seats in the Mexican market, it translated its “Fly In Leather” into “Vuela en cueros” (“Fly naked”) in Spanish.
    When Gerber started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as in the US, with the smiling baby on the label. Later they learned that in Africa, companies pictures on the labels of what is inside, because of many people cannot read.
  • 34. What are the Benefits of diversity
    Diversity enriches all experiences (in workplace, school, university)
    Diversity prompts personal growth – and a healthy society.
    Diversity empowers communities and the workplace.
    Diversity helps economic competitiveness.
  • 35. Closingquestions
  • 36. What is your perception of Diversity?
  • 37. What is the main point that you are taking out from my presentation?
  • 38. What have you taken from this presentation that will allow you to change perception and concept about Diversity?
  • 39. References
    C O L L E G E O F A G R I C U LT U R A L S C I E N C E S PENN STATE, PreparedbyPatreese D. Ingram, assistant professor ofagriculturalandextensioneducation. Penn State’sCollegeofAgriculturalScienceson: http://www.cas.psu.edu
    Rosinski, P (2008) Coachingacrosscultures – newtools for leveragingnational, corporate & professionaldifferences
    VAUGHN, B. History of Diversity Management, in http://diversityofficermagazine.com/magazine/?page_id=65
    Zayas, L., Burgos, L., Ortolaza, R. Cultural Diversity in the Classroom - A new world of opportunity, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning San Francisco, CA www.agmusventures.com
    Wade-Golden, K.O & Williams, D.A. What Is a Chief Diversity Officer, in http://www.insidehighered.com/workplace/2006/04/18/williams