Dynamic, interactive classroom sessions that utilize case studies and small group activities with targeted focus on skill-building
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All our diversity courses are grounded in the principles of appreciating differences and leveraging the value of different cultural perspectives in approaching work and solving problems. Courses feature:
- Exploration of the concepts of “diversity disconnects” and stereotyping through case studies and dynamic group exercises.
- Reinforcement of practical skills to defuse uncomfortable situations and restore relationships damaged by cultural misunderstandings.
- Exercises in implicit bias to promote a deeper understanding of unconscious messaging that often drives biased behavior and ways to overcome these cultural influences.
- Rich conversations and continuous group interaction, the key to success in our diversity classes.
- Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Awareness
- How Unconscious Messaging Affects Our Key Decisions
- Working Effectively in a Multicultural Environment
- Gender Awareness and Gender Identity
- Cross-Cultural Training
- A Leader’s Role in Creating a Culture of Respect
Implicit bias refers to attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner without awareness, intention, or control.
- Info on how implicit attitudes impact hiring, treatment, and promotion of women, people of color, people with disabilities, and people of different body sizes.
- Clarification of the subtle, often unconscious, verbal and nonverbal cues we send and receive that can demonstrate bias and have a significant impact on who feels valued and included.
- An exploration of the Harvard Implicit Bias tool.
- An analysis of micro-affirmations and micro-inequities and how they influence who gets hired, who gets fired, and who gets what assignments, promotions, and inclusions in social and business activities.
- A look at how leaders can support and demonstrate inclusive attitudes and behaviors.
- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- LGBTQIA+ Culture: Terminology and Symbols
- Transgender Identities and Experiences
- Coming Out
- Being an Ally
Will You Step Up to STOP Sexual Assault?
NewPoint provides the awareness and skills necessary to STOP sexual assault by offering facilitator-led training and mobile applications on sexual assault prevention. We’ve helped military groups, colleges, and universities. We cover legal and policy issues and have a unique skill-building focus on bystander intervention. Online training includes a range of case study video scenarios.
Through a series of clever cartoon animations, we give learners the awareness to understand and practice the skills they need to get consent for sexual activity. These animations cover the nationally recognized 10 key points around consent and can be used in facilitator-led training for students and military personnel.
Consent: 3 Basic Ideas
- Consent applies to everyone.
- Consent doesn’t change based on the gender or the sexual orientation of people.
- Consent starts before sex.
Leadership Communications Strategies: Culture Change and Accountability
NewPoint develops and delivers:
- communications strategies to ensure leaders “walk the talk” in their everyday interactions both with peers and subordinates.
- “thought leader” pieces to include personal accountability for eliminating sexual assault in the military and in colleges/universities.
This course focuses on the EEO process from start to finish. The participant will explore employee rights, the complaint procedure, and resolving disputes. Other variations of course include:
- EEO Counseling: Law, Regulation, and Skills
- EEO Complaint Process and Procedures
- EEO and Performance Management
Affirmative Employment Programs
- Guidelines on federal regulations, the Affirmative Employment Plan preparation process, and how to survive the audit process.
- Discussions and group exercises that are tailored to policies and procedures specific to the agency or organizational goals.
Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring and Firing
- Crucial info for every manager who has hiring and firing responsibility.
- Guidance on the appropriate way to conduct an interview.
- Clarification of the law that dictates what you can and cannot say to a prospective employee or an employee who is about to be terminated.
Americans with Disabilities Act
- Explanation of this civil rights law, which prohibits discrimination based on disability.
- Information for managers and supervisors on the complicated provisions required for compliance for companies and agencies.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Specialized services that help parties come to an agreement.
- A positive alternative to litigation.
Suicide Is Every Sailor’s Business: GET INVOLVED … SAVE A LIFE!
Training features discussion of the following:
- Common predictors of suicide, such as predispositions, triggers, and stressful events.
- A look at who dies by suicide, including those who experience setbacks, legal issues, and release from active duty.
- The difference between death seekers, death initiators, death ignorers, and death darers.
- The common emotions and attitudes experienced by someone contemplating suicide.
- Guidance on how to help, including creating a culture of social integration and connectedness in the community and reaching out to those in need.