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Diversity workshop 2011


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Soroptimist International Northwestern Region educates members on Diversity. Presentation created by Sue Riney and Kathy King. For more information on Soroptimist go to

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Diversity workshop 2011

  1. 1.  “The Power of Diversity”<br />Presented by Governor Sue Riney and Governor Elect Kathy King<br />
  2. 2. What is diversity?<br />Why is it important?<br />How do we get it in our clubs?<br />How do we manage it?<br /> <br />TOPICS<br />
  3. 3. In groups of six take turns sharing the following (1 minute per person)<br /><ul><li>Ethnic background
  4. 4. Where you grew up
  5. 5. Where your parents were born
  6. 6. Which generation you represent in the U.S. for your family
  7. 7. One custom or tradition your family practices.</li></ul> <br />Diversity Exercise<br />
  8. 8. Did anyone’s answers surprise you?<br /><ul><li> What similarities did you identify?
  9. 9. What differences did you identify?
  10. 10. How do think understanding a bit about each other’s backgrounds would help if you were to work together on a club effort?</li></ul> <br />What Did You Learn?<br />
  11. 11.  <br />What is diversity?<br />
  12. 12. The Diversity Circle<br /> <br />
  13. 13. The Melting Pot vs the Salad Bowl<br /> <br />
  14. 14. What are the benefits of a diverse club?<br /> <br />
  15. 15. <ul><li> Members who belong to various diverse groups may have better insights into the services needed by that population.
  16. 16. Provides a larger pool of potential volunteers and donors.
  17. 17. Volunteers with different backgrounds, cultures, and career fields bring different skills to your club. </li></ul> <br />Benefits of a Diverse Club<br />
  18. 18. <ul><li> Various groups to which your volunteers do outreach may relate better to different groups of volunteers.
  19. 19. Different (diverse) opinions promotes creativity.
  20. 20. Diverse groups have been shown to produce better solutions to problems.</li></ul> <br />Benefits of a Diverse Club<br />
  21. 21.  <br />Diverse team produce better results <br />Benefits of a Diverse Club<br />
  22. 22.  <br />Diverse team produce better results :<br /><ul><li>problem-solving
  23. 23. conflict resolution
  24. 24. creativity</li></ul>Benefits of a Diverse Club<br />
  25. 25.  <br />Why do we need to become diverse?<br /><ul><li>How will your club and community benefit?
  26. 26. What will you miss if we don’t become diverse?
  27. 27. How will you respond to challenges that arise?</li></ul>Benefits of a Diverse Club<br />
  28. 28. Before You Reach Out, Look Inside…… <br /><ul><li> Review your club’s marketing materials
  29. 29. Is your meeting time and place encourage a diverse range of members?
  30. 30. Do you provide multiple opportunities to serve?</li></ul> <br />Developing Diverse Clubs<br />
  31. 31. <ul><li> What is a job that needs to be done?
  32. 32. Where will you find members of the targeted group?
  33. 33. What are the motivational needs of those in the targeted group?</li></ul> <br />Developing Diverse Clubs<br />
  34. 34.  <br /><ul><li> What will you say to those groups you are targeting?
  35. 35. Involve those that are influential in the targeted group.
  36. 36. Promote inclusivity in all you say and do.</li></ul>Developing Diverse Clubs<br />
  37. 37. Your club is in a community with a large military population, but you have no active duty military members. The club believes they would have a better idea of how to serve the women and girls of that population if they had some active duty women as members. <br /><ul><li>Considerations to take into account
  38. 38. Recruiting strategies to consider </li></ul> <br />Table Exercise<br />
  39. 39. Idea Sharing:<br />3 Tables – Share Considerations<br />3 Tables – Share Strategies<br /> <br />Table Exercise<br />
  40. 40. How do you manage a diverse club?<br /> <br />
  41. 41.  <br /><ul><li> Ensure that minority opinions are heard
  42. 42. Understand the dynamics of creative problem-solving
  43. 43. Push your team past the “herd instinct”</li></ul>Managing Diversity<br />
  44. 44. <ul><li>Support and encourage an atmosphere that is open to new ideas.
  45. 45. Expect Conflict -- and plan how to overcome It.
  46. 46. Lead by the “Platinum Rule”</li></ul> <br />Managing Diversity<br />
  47. 47.  <br />“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." <br /> - Coco Chanel<br />Managing Diversity<br />
  48. 48.  <br />You can achieve top of the charts success!<br />Managing Diversity<br />