Human relations and diversity (1968 olympics)


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this is a ppt I put together for HRE and Div training. I modified it from the one I use in the military. several videos I put the youtube link, but one video I cannot find. It is really good and the stories are very effective to get the diversity and relationship message across. have fun...

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  • Inclusion and engagement – It’s about leaving no one behind – allow everyone the opportunity to use their talents and skills. We spend a lot of time training….feedback is important, listening is important, understanding is important, helping yourself and others succeed. Work Together : Collaboration; motivation ; It takes patience and sometimes humility; in some way shape or form we are interdependent of each other to meet the mission - to be a combat multiplier. Human Dignity and Respect : A work place free of gossip, backstabbing; Free of things that keep people down; be respectful and resolve respectfully. It is also important to listen and understand others. Total Quality Respect. No conditions. High Performance Teams : Same mission and goals…Does the person next to you got your back-----Leave no one behind----Enable don’t Disable----Understand how others learn ---- Develop Talent----Ask Questions---Allow others to ask questions and make suggestions. Diversity of Thought : it takes all backgrounds, all life experiences, All types of skills and abilities….allowing room to grow - It is not just the few items we saw earlier on the Iceberg of Differences! It is much, much more---get past the wrapper that we see and understand the core of a person.
  • After have the class read and process they can (volunteer) share their choices. Lead the discussion with some ideas and thoughts then share… How about you give the keys to the car to your best friend to take the old lady to the hospital and you wait at the bus stop with the woman/man of your dreams…for the next bus?
  • What is Diversity? We define diversity as ‘ all aspects in which people differ '. A person is the sum of all his/her parts! Dimensions of Diversity Often, the different aspects of diversity are divided into primary and secondary dimensions . The primary dimensions are basic and can not be changed by the person. Secondary dimensions can be influenced more easily.
  • Book --The Strong Willed Child A father and daughter went to a basketball game. At half-time the daughter asks if she can join other children on the side of the court and play. The father turns to her and says, 'sure you can honey, but see stay off the court. See that black line that surrounds the court, do not cross that line.' The daughter goes down to the court and... ...mixes with the other children. Then one child crosses the line and begins to shoot at the basket. Then several other children follow. The daughter picks up a loose ball and steps up to the line. She moves her foot ever so close and turns to look up at her father. As soon as he returns the eye contact, she steps across the line. If you strong-willed child wishes to pick a not disappoint them!
  • Use the PDF file in small groups of about 8-10 people per group and give them 10 minutes to identify people who will remain in the shelter. Let them know at 5 min, 3 min, and 1 min. Possible Debrief Questions How were decisions made?   Who influenced the decisions and how?   What influenced your decisions? Other pressure in the group Quick decisions Well thought out decisions Morals Reason/logic Prejudice Etc.   How was conflict managed?   How did each person feel about the decisions?   What have you learned about the functioning of this group? One last statement… At the end of this activity, we should ask ourselves, not what were we thinking to keep people from the list, but rather…what were we thinking to eliminate people from the list…
  • The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute was a noted black civil rights protest and one of the most overtly political statements in the history of the modern Olympics. African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos performed the Power to the People salute at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City.
  • On the morning of October 16, 1968, U.S. athlete Tommie Smith won the 200 meter race in a then-world-record time of 19.83 seconds though he slowed down and raised both arms before crossing the finish line. Australia’s Peter Norman took second with a time of 20.07 seconds, and U.S.'s John Carlos in third place with a time of 20.10 seconds. After the race was completed, the three went to collect their medals at the podium. The two U.S athletes received their medals -- shoeless , but wearing black socks, to represent black poverty . --Smith wore a black scarf around his neck to represent black pride , --Carlos had his tracksuit top unzipped to show solidarity with all blue collar workers in the U.S. -- and wore a necklace of beads which he described "were for those individuals who were lynched, or killed and that no-one said a prayer for, that were hung and tarred . It was for those thrown off the side of the boats in the middle passage.” --All three athletes wore Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR) badges. As all three athletes approached the podium, Norman asked what they were doing and they shared their message. He was so moved by their story, he asked if he could show support for their ideals and wear one of the badges. The got one from another athlete. Both U.S. athletes intended on bringing black gloves to the event, but Carlos forgot his, leaving them in the Olympic Village. It was Peter Norman, who suggested Carlos wear Smith's left-handed glove , this being the reason behind him raising his left hand, as opposed to his right. When “The Star-Spangled Banner" played, Smith and Carlos delivered the salute with heads bowed, a gesture which became front page news around the world. As they left the podium they were booed by the crowd. Smith later said "If I win, I am American, not a black American. But if I did something bad, then they would say I am a Negro. We are black and we are proud of being black. Black America will understand what we did tonight.”
  • The International Olympic Committee Chairman acted immediately in response to their actions, he ordered Smith and Carlos suspended from the U.S. team and banned from the Olympic Village. When the US Olympic Committee refused, they threatened to ban the entire US track team. This threat led to the two athletes being expelled from the Games. THEY WERE STRIPPED OF THEIR MEDALS.
  • Smith and Carlos were largely ostracized by the U.S. sporting establishment in the following years and in addition were subject to criticism of their actions. Time magazine showed the five-ring Olympic logo with the words, "Angrier, Nastier, Uglier", instead of "Faster, Higher, Stronger". Back home they were subject to abuse and they and their families received death threats. Smith continued in athletics, going on to play in the NFL, before becoming an assistant professor of Physical Education at Oberlin College. In 1995 he went on to help coach the U.S. team at the World Indoor Championships at Barcelona. In 1999 he was awarded a Sportsman of the Millennium award. He is now a public speaker. Carlos' career followed a similar path to Smith. He initially continued in athletics, equaling the 100 yard dash world record the following year. Later he played in the NFL. Norman, who was sympathetic to his competitors' protest, was reprimanded by his country's Olympic authorities and ostracized by the Australian media. He was not picked for the 1972 Summer Olympics, despite finishing third in his trials. He kept running, but contracted gangrene in 1985 after tearing his Achilles tendon, which nearly led to his leg being amputated. Depression and heavy drinking followed. He suffered a heart attack and died on October 3, 2006. Smith and Carlos were pallbearers at his funeral.
  • … it is about looking at who is around you…and letting them add to the team. Using (and benefiting) from everyone so you can strengthen the whole. Everyone has something to add…
  • People will conform to the culture of an organization…the CULTURE speaks volumes and SETS the TONE of standard acceptable behavior.
  • Capitalize on the talents in your work area Allow for an environment that looks at the talents, experiences, and diversity…to improve your business!
  • The waitress did not allow for her understanding of the boy because he was young…to her…he was unimportant! Part of the myth behind diversity is that when you give something…you lose something . In a positive work environment diversity adds to the production, output, and rapport.
  • Science tells us what we look inside of every American…all 309 Million plus we would be 99.6% the same on the inside…
  • Thinking about things we say that are followed with… “ I didn’t mean it.” or “ I was only kidding.” “ Don’t be so sensitive.” You cannot put the genie back in the bottle after you say something, and you CANNOT shrug it off as something done In jest…
  • Everyone stops at a red light and everyone goes at a green…but at a yellow light I heard the mumbling and smiles with slowing down and speeding up… … THIS IS WHERE WE DWELL… IN THE WORLD OF YELLOW LIGHTS. IT ALL DEPENDS ON OUR EDUCATION (LEVEL ), OUR SOCIALIZATION , OUR EXPERIENCES AND BEHAVIORS …AND LETS NOT FORGET VALUES TOO.   WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SPEED UP? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SLOW DOWN? *Remember that at this point you know little to nothing about them other then what they just did. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THEIR SITUATION? NOTHING, SO…   … WE GO IN AND FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH?   How we present ourselves to our students (and possibly parents/co-workers) impacts whether they will buy into our teaching and respect our instruction. IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT THAT…YOU ARE FOOLISH.
  • It is up to each of us to be that leader.
  • Everyone has value to add to an organization. If you don’t see the value they add…neither will they. The video is from the Stephen Covey series called “It takes everyone”. I cannot find it again on line…sorry.
  • Six humans trapped by happenstance in dark and bitter cold Each one possessed a stick of wood, Or so the story's told. Their dying fire in need of logs, the first woman held hers back. For on the faces around the fire, she noticed one was black.
  • The next man looking cross the way, saw one not of his church, And couldn't bring himself to give the fire his stick of birch. The third one sat in tattered clothes, he gave his coat a hitch. Why should his log be put to use, to warm the idle rich?
  • The rich man just sat back and thought of the wealth he had in store. And how to keep what he had earned from the lazy, shiftless poor. The black man's face bespoke revenge as the fire passed from sight, For all he saw in his stick of wood was a chance to spite the white.
  • The last man of this forlorn group did naught except for gain Giving only to those who gave was how he played the game. The logs held tight in death's still hands was proof of human sin. They didn't die from the cold without, they died from --- THE COLD WITHIN .
  • If you have a 40 penny nail and a bucket of water…and you place the nail on top of the water what happens? Now heat the nail to red hot…and place it on top of the water…what happens? It sinks…still! Now wrap that nail in Styrofoam and tape and seal it up…now place the nail on top of the bucket of water…what happens? The nail does not float, the Styrofoam floats…the nail ASSUMES THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GREATER MASS. The greater mass is…everyone working together for the success of the students, school, and providing a safe environment.
  • Any questions?
  • Human relations and diversity (1968 olympics)

    1. 1. Understanding Diversity and building Human Relations in the work area Michael Alldaffer
    2. 2. Giving When it Counts...  There was a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease.  Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness.  The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.  He hesitated for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her."  As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as did the whole family…seeing the color returning to her cheeks...Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".  Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.  For the understanding of diversity in the workforce …it is important to not misunderstand what our roles are…each and everyone of us!
    3. 3. When it comes to the understanding Diversity … … none of us are the exception! Lets get started
    4. 4. <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>What does diversity look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Cornerstones of Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Summary/Questions </li></ul>
    5. 5. If you are ready to begin…then there ain’t no time like GO TIME! Lets begin…
    6. 7. Cornerstones of Diversity <ul><li>Diversity will help us understand the importance of the talents and experiences each one of us brings to the table and how it makes each one of us important to the team …It is about you and those around you. </li></ul>
    7. 8. Cornerstones of Diversity <ul><li>Diversity is about inclusion and engagement – leaving no one behind! </li></ul><ul><li>Success is the ability to work together ! </li></ul><ul><li>The most important issue is always human dignity and respect ! </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice is eliminated by developing high performance teams ! </li></ul><ul><li>True diversity is ensuring diversity of thought at all levels of the organization! </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Just something to think about? </li></ul><ul><li>Your driving your two seater sports car on a stormy evening. The storm is like none you have ever experienced. </li></ul><ul><li>You are stopped at a stop light. Across from the light you see a bus stop with three people standing , waiting for the bus. </li></ul><ul><li>The three people are… </li></ul><ul><li>an old lady in desperate need of medical attention! </li></ul><ul><li>Your best friend who saved your life when you were children. </li></ul><ul><li>The man/woman of your dreams whom you may never get another chance to meet. </li></ul><ul><li>Since your car will only take ONE passenger, what do you do? </li></ul>
    9. 10. AWARENESS —we know what we know…but sometimes that limits what we can learn… The “Awareness Test”.
    10. 11. PRIMARY —the characteristics that you cannot change SECONDARY — these characteristics can be influenced and can changed during a person’s life (possibly several times). Patreese D. Ingram, Ed.D Penn State University
    11. 12. If someone is breaking the rules in front of you to see whether you will respond…do not disappoint him/her. If you ignore the behavior you have just told him/her that behavior is okay…and it will become the NORM.
    12. 13. The Japanese Kanji for &quot;Crisis&quot; is the two symbols to the left.  The top one means ' danger ' and the bottom on means ‘ opportunity '.
    13. 14. Bobby Dane small group activity 15 minutes
    14. 15. What do you remember about it?
    15. 16. What do we see in this photo? Tommy Smith- gold U S A Peter Norman- silver AUS John Carlos- bronze U S A
    16. 17. Raised fist with black glove (left and right hands) beads Unzipped jacket scarf Shoeless, but wearing black socks. What are these?
    17. 19. What did he have at stake?
    18. 20. D i v e r s i t y is NOT about black and white … Doing What is Right Capitalize on Talents Coordinate Diversity Build a Strong Company
    19. 21. If everyone around you looks the same…you may be doing something wrong. If everyone around you thinks the same…you are doing something wrong! CONFORMITY When people are free to do as they please… they usually imitate each other.
    20. 22. Do not get stuck in a pattern The Leader always sets the trail for others to follow.
    21. 23. Important Lesson - Always remember those Who serve --- In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in Front of him. &quot;How much is an ice cream sundae?&quot; he asked.  &quot;Fifty cents,&quot; replied the waitress.  The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it... &quot;Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?&quot; he inquired.  By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.  &quot;Thirty-five cents,&quot; she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins. &quot;I'll have the plain ice cream,&quot; he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left.  When the waitress came back, there… placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.  You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.  
    22. 24. Red Delicious Granny Smith Gala Golden Delicious McIntosh Asian Apple
    23. 25. Though we may come in different colors, shapes, and sizes… … we are all the same at the core.
    24. 26. Communication is essential to break the barriers of Age —Experience— Culture —Language— Education —Thinking Styles— etc.
    25. 27. “… though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest… What we communicate... makes an impact!
    26. 28. RED light? GREEN light? YELLOW light?
    27. 30. Within an organization… i t takes everyone for the success of the mission.
    28. 32. Six humans trapped by happenstance in dark and bitter cold. Each one possessed a stick of wood, or so the story's told. Their dying fire in need of logs, the first man held his back. For on the faces around the fire, he noticed one was black.
    29. 33. The poor man sat in tattered clothes, he gave his coat a hitch. Why should his log be put to use, to warm the idle rich? The rich man just sat back and thought of the wealth he had in store. And how to keep what he had earned from the lazy, shiftless poor.
    30. 34. The black man's face bespoke revenge as the fire passed from sight. For all he saw in his stick of wood was a chance to spite the white. The next man sitting cross the way, saw one not of his church. And couldn't bring himself to give the fire his stick of birch.
    31. 35. The last man of this forlorn group did naught except for gain. Giving only to those who gave was how he played the game. The logs held tight in death's still hands Was proof of human sin. They didn't die from the cold without, they died from --- THE COLD WITHIN.
    32. 36. You cannot teach what you don’t know. You cannot lead where you won’t go. Is it our responsibility to help those around us (who try to sink) to… … assume the characteristics of the greater mass!
    33. 37. “ I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou