Contextualizing diversity and inclusion for the workplace
Who is it for
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Diversity can inspire creativity and drive innovation. Recruiting from a diverse pool of candidates can mean a more empowered workforce. To achieve successful collaboration and cooperation at the workplace, have we achieved a high level of understanding about each other? Join our learning circle to celebrate diversity and learn about each other with each other.
Diversity is the range of well known human differences, such as race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs. It can also include educational background or even personality such as introverts and extroverts. A diverse and inclusive workforce helps businesses reduce attrition costs whist fostering a more creative and innovative workplace.
Inclusion is a sense of belonging. Inclusion, while closely related, is a separate concept from diversity. SHRM defines inclusion as “the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization's success.
In other words, diversity is the mix and inclusion is getting the mix to work well together. Some of the most diverse and inclusive companies are also the most successful brands in the world – is there a correlation? Treating everyone fairly with true inclusiveness and equality is complex and gaining clarity begins with a sense of awareness and understanding of implicit and explicit biases.
As we enter the workforce developing an understanding about others by better knowing our own thought processes and biases may go a long way in achieving a successful career.
Learning circles owe its origin to Study Circles from Sweden. Some of the core principles include equality of participants, facilitated learning not training, a collaborative, not competitive environment and balancing knowledge acquisition with social communication. Learning circles are an effective framework to learn with and from each other in a digitally-blended environment.
> Bring your laptop to enjoy a uniquely participatory learning experience
> Topics continue post our onsite session
Topics and agenda
1. A warm welcomeDigital On boarding | 15 Minutes
Get participants on board and do a bit of practice
To achieve a sense of comfort in our digitally-blended learning environment
2. Setting the ContextContextualizing | 30 Minutes
3. Creating Perspectives4R Active Learning | 30 Minutes
4. Sense of Belonging4R Active Learning | 20 Minutes
5. Knowing our Inclinations4R active learning | 20 Minutes
6. Solution-ingPresenting | 20 Minutes
7. Review and ReflectionGiving Feedback | 20 Minutes
CEO, Entrepreneur, Chief Architect Learning Circles
PJ is the Chief Architect of Learning Circles and creator of Wiztango.com a Digital Facilitation Technology Platform for Content Originators. He is an American with a global background as an entrepreneur in technology and education management.
In 2002, he founded and for fourteen years successfully managed an in-residence corporate university for Japanese employees of Hitachi Corp, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Yokogawa, Panasonic and 30 global Japanese corporations. The Singapore-based company achieved $8.9M revenue at its peak and had 1,000 Japanese graduates from 25 global-skill development programs.
In the past 25 years, PJ has had pioneering leadership roles in the digital transformation of multiple industries including Pre-Press (Israeli-based Scitex Corp), Photography (Boston-based Leaf Technologies), Printing (Dutch-based Indigo Corp) and Advertising (Boston-based Engage Technologies)
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We are supported by the Lifelong Learning Council and Skills Future Singapore to pilot 'Singapore Learning Circles' a national initiative on community based learning featuring 'by the community with the community.'
We collaborate with practitioners from all backgrounds to play an active role in shaping the culture of lifelong learning in Singapore!
As part of the initiative, we assist practitioners to create a digitally-blended learning experience through learning circles.