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Let’s play the EQUALITYLet’s play the EQUALITY
game!game!
The Independent Living CenterThe Independent Living Center
Staff...
Which group do you belong to?Which group do you belong to?
 Pass the container ofPass the container of
beansbeans
 If on...
The Equality GameThe Equality Game
You WINYou WIN
 Or do you???Or do you???
 Are you a Martian?Are you a Martian?
Can you name ONE instance of:Can you name ONE instance of:
 discrimination at TILC based on which groupdiscrimination at ...
Equality in BusinessesEquality in Businesses
Works to:Works to:
break down barriers, eliminate discrimination and ensure e...
TILC seeks to embrace DiversityTILC seeks to embrace Diversity
Why does TILC respect individual differences?Why does TILC ...
ResourcesResources
 http://www.communicaid.com/access/pdf/library/culture/doing-business-http://www.communicaid.com/acces...
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Equality Abbreviated

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Equality Abbreviated

  1. 1. Let’s play the EQUALITYLet’s play the EQUALITY game!game! The Independent Living CenterThe Independent Living Center Staff meetingStaff meeting February 16, 2012February 16, 2012 Andrea BueningAndrea Buening IL Special Projects CoordinatorIL Special Projects Coordinator
  2. 2. Which group do you belong to?Which group do you belong to?  Pass the container ofPass the container of beansbeans  If one of these groupsIf one of these groups applies to you, take aapplies to you, take a beanbean  If you end up with noIf you end up with no beans,beans, YOU WIN!YOU WIN! ?????? You are a certain RaceYou are a certain Race You belong to a Political PartyYou belong to a Political Party You have a Religious preferenceYou have a Religious preference You are from a specific CultureYou are from a specific Culture You are from an Ethnic GroupYou are from an Ethnic Group You have a National originYou have a National origin You have a DisabilityYou have a Disability You have Socio-economicYou have Socio-economic differences than your co-workersdifferences than your co-workers You are either male or femaleYou are either male or female You have a different FamilyYou have a different Family structure, i.e. multiplestructure, i.e. multiple generations residing together,generations residing together, etc.etc. You have a preferred SexualYou have a preferred Sexual OrientationOrientation You have either good health orYou have either good health or poor healthpoor health You are of a specific “Age” groupYou are of a specific “Age” group You have Values which differYou have Values which differ from your co-workersfrom your co-workers You are either married, divorced,You are either married, divorced, or single and have never beenor single and have never been marriedmarried
  3. 3. The Equality GameThe Equality Game You WINYou WIN  Or do you???Or do you???  Are you a Martian?Are you a Martian?
  4. 4. Can you name ONE instance of:Can you name ONE instance of:  discrimination at TILC based on which groupdiscrimination at TILC based on which group someone belongs to?someone belongs to? Of course not!Of course not! TILC has committed toTILC has committed to Equality which is the Current term forEquality which is the Current term for ‘‘Equal OpportunitiesEqual Opportunities’’
  5. 5. Equality in BusinessesEquality in Businesses Works to:Works to: break down barriers, eliminate discrimination and ensure equal opportunitybreak down barriers, eliminate discrimination and ensure equal opportunity Provide access for all groups both in employment, and to goods and servicesProvide access for all groups both in employment, and to goods and services Why is Equality important in a business environment?Why is Equality important in a business environment? Equality protects people in the workplace but also embraces diversity.Equality protects people in the workplace but also embraces diversity. Embracing equality and diversity brings to an organization a wide range ofEmbracing equality and diversity brings to an organization a wide range of experience, ideas and creativity whilst giving the individual employee a feeling ofexperience, ideas and creativity whilst giving the individual employee a feeling of being enabled to work to their full potential.being enabled to work to their full potential.
  6. 6. TILC seeks to embrace DiversityTILC seeks to embrace Diversity Why does TILC respect individual differences?Why does TILC respect individual differences? Ideas forIdeas for improvingimproving TILC’S Commitment to the concept of Equality?TILC’S Commitment to the concept of Equality? Suggestions for continually including the conceptSuggestions for continually including the concept of Equality in TILC’sof Equality in TILC’s daily operations?daily operations? Why is this concept important to each of us?Why is this concept important to each of us? Why is this concept important to TILCWhy is this concept important to TILC?? Why is this concept important to you as an employee of TILC?Why is this concept important to you as an employee of TILC?
  7. 7. ResourcesResources  http://www.communicaid.com/access/pdf/library/culture/doing-business-http://www.communicaid.com/access/pdf/library/culture/doing-business- in/Doing%20Business%20in%20the%20USA.pdfin/Doing%20Business%20in%20the%20USA.pdf  http://www.content4reprint.com/business/ethics/the-importance-of-equality-http://www.content4reprint.com/business/ethics/the-importance-of-equality- and-diversity-training-in-modern-business.htmand-diversity-training-in-modern-business.htm  http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_equality_important_in_the_workplace#ixzhttp://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_equality_important_in_the_workplace#ixz z1j05ixH16z1j05ixH16  http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/council/jobs/Documents/Diversity%20andhttp://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/council/jobs/Documents/Diversity%20and %20Equality%20Management%20Plan.pdf%20Equality%20Management%20Plan.pdf  Definitions of equality and diversity termsDefinitions of equality and diversity terms  Equality and Diversity Team 2006Equality and Diversity Team 2006

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