Workforce demographics are dynamically changing. The landscape of our workforce now includes higher percentages of employees who are women, racial/ethnic minorities, non-native English speakers, variety of gender and sexual identities, wide range of (dis)abilities, and at least four different age cohorts.
These changing demographics require industries and professionals to be globally minded, culturally competent, and inclusive.
This session will share research on how issues of diversity and inclusiveness impact our workforce, workplace relationships, organizational productivity, and employee satisfaction and dignity.
Furthermore, participants will learn strategies about how to communicate across cultural differences in ways that promote inclusive organizational cultures.Structural racism has been in existence since before the country’s founding. Although the country has made some progress towards an equal society, political developments in the 21st century have shown that deep divides remain.