This course is designed to assist participants to develop critical thinking about diversity, identity and culture. It aims at building unity in diversity and social solidarity. The uniqueness of this course is that it addresses the issues of ubuntu, which is an African philosophy, broadly applied in Southern Africa. Although the course focuses on the workplace, it can also be adapted to applications in other environments.
Understanding the issues of culture, diversity and identity
The contents of the course include:
- Reflect on the biases, attitudes and behaviours of oneself and others that may result in unfair discrimination
- Becoming aware of the different types and levels of unfair discrimination that exists in our society, through reflecting on our personal experiences
- Exploring culture and cross cultural communication barriers and solutions
- Describing the role and responsibility of an organisation in managing diversity
- Describing the roles and responsibilities of the individual in creating a harmonious work environment in one that is culturally diverse
- Exploring issues in a specific workplace in order to suggest ways of managing diversity
- Formulate strategies to implement in the workplace that would promote an anti-biased environment
Who should attend this course?
This course is aimed at anyone in the workplace, especially managers and supervisors. It is also geared towards situations of low levels of tolerance, but also for individuals wanting to explore more about other cultures.