Dimensions of Diversity

Dimensions of Diversity

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Dimensions of Diversity
  • How Can You Support Colleagues with Invisible Illnesses?

    Increase your awareness of the invisible illnesses that affect more than 1 in 4 American adults. Get helpful tips for supporting and accommodating coworkers with chronic and/or recurrent conditions, challenging your assumptions, and interacting with empathy.

  • Sexuality Terminology 101

    Broaden your view of the many variations of human sexuality, identities, and orientations by absorbing the definitions of 23 different terms -- a list that is ever-evolving as certain terms are phased out of accepted usage and new terms are added.

  • 5 Ways to Accommodate Dyslexia in the Workplace

    Expand what you know about dyslexia. Improve the productivity of your workforce by taking these proven, helpful steps to greatly reduce the communications challenges and barriers dyslexia causes for roughly 1 in 5 of your employees.

  • Is Judaism a Race, a Religion, or a Nationality?

    Gain a better understanding of the diversity of the nearly 15 million people worldwide who consider themselves Jewish. Learn the variety of ways that Jews describe themselves and how society today tends to categorize and label the multi-thousands of years old culture rooted in Judaism.

  • What is the Difference Between Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity?

    Recognize that there is a broad and nuanced spectrum of ways that individuals identify and define their personal sexual orientation, gender, and romantic attractions to others. Confirm the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and review the definitions of commonly-used terms.

  • Defining Intersectionality

    Zero in on the definition of intersectionality and how it relates to the multiple dimensions of diversity. Consider helpful examples that demonstrate how the concept of intersectionality helps us to recognize each person’s unique identity, advantages, and disadvantages in our society.

  • What is Age Diversity?

    Discover why integrating employees of all different ages results in teams that are more skilled, innovative, and productive. Consider the value that both older and younger employees bring to the mix and how cross-generational mentorships help employees of all ages become more competent.

  • Actionable Steps to Celebrate Black History Month

    Learn why the actions your company takes and the relationships you build during Black History Month can generate benefits that last long beyond February. Leverage these five great suggestions for impactful programming that increases employee engagement and drives community collaboration.

  • What is Generational Diversity?

    Understand what “generational diversity” means and how it can positively impact your organization, as well as how to achieve generational diversity in the workplace and avoid ageism as an obstacle.

  • How Should I Celebrate Black History Month?

    Take a closer look at Black History Month, when and why it was established, and inspiring ways to celebrate it. Consider the importance of encouraging everyone in your organization to participate, learn, and honor Black Americans, not only throughout the month but throughout the year.

  • Combating Age-Related Bias at Work

    Follow these four recommendations to root out age-based bias throughout your organization. Confirm why ageism is just as serious as any other form of discrimination and why eliminating it will create a team that is more adept, innovative, and productive.

  • What Does Hispanic Mean?

    The term Hispanic is meant to be an inclusive expression to describe Spanish-speaking people all around the world. You may meet Hispanic people from Spain itself, from Latin America, and/or the Philippines.

  • How Ageism Affects Young People

    Look at ageism from a broader perspective and you’ll recognize how bias based on age negatively affects younger coworkers as well as older ones. Learn to spot age-based microaggressions that impede the contributions of younger colleagues and learn how to address this form of discrimination.

  • What's the Difference Between Religion and Spirituality?

    Through real-world examples, learn the difference between religion and spirituality: how are they different, and how do they intersect? Recognize that while people connect spirituality to religion, for others it is a non-religious feeling or practice.

  • What is Socioeconomic Class, and Why is Social Class Diversity Beneficial?

    Recognize that bias against people from lower social and economic backgrounds is a common form of workplace discrimination that harms both workers and organizations. Learn how fostering social class diversity can increase your team’s engagement and productivity and your organization’s bottom line.

  • What Should I Call Someone Who Is OCD?

    Learn the respectful way to refer to someone who has obsessive-compulsive disorder, when it might be appropriate, and why you should never call someone OCD as a joke.

  • What Types of Disabilities Are There?

    Learn about some of the most common types of disabilities, like vision impairment, deafness, mental health conditions, neurodiversity, and physical conditions.

  • Is Education Level a Form of Diversity?

    Education history is a form of diversity that can strengthen your team. Consider the benefits of multiple, varying education histories, and discover the value to your hiring process of looking beyond college degrees when considering which qualities make candidates job-ready.

  • Types of Diversity

    Learn about several dimensions of diversity including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, age, ability, religion, and acquired diversity.

  • What is the Racial Makeup of the U.S.?

    Take a look at the United States’ racial makeup, how it has changed in recent years, and how DEI programs can respond to and reflect this increased diversity.

  • Inclusive Language for Religion

    Benefit from this insightful analysis of what language to use when referencing a person’s religion. Recognize that people have complex cultural and religious identities and avoid the pitfall of making assumptions before you speak.

  • What is Developmental Disability?

    A developmental disability involves one or more chronic impairments to physical ability, learning, language, and behavior. Understand the meaning of developmental disability.

  • Inclusive Language for Race/Ethnicity

    Explore 3 components of cultural identity -- race, ethnicity, and nationality -- and their differences. Learn about intersectionality and why you should never make assumptions about someone’s cultural identity. Get helpful advice for asking others respectfully, if and when the topic is relevant.

  • How Should I Refer to People Who Have Intellectual Difficulties?

    When referring to a person with intellectual difficulties, it’s important to choose your words carefully. Keep the conversation centered around their individuality, as opposed to their condition. Here are some tips for using inclusive, supportive language.