Training module on diversity and inclusion - understanding stereotype, prejudice, discrimination


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Slide 3

The purpose of this slide is to illustrate the multiple learning objectives of the “stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination” session of the D&I training module.

Slide 7

The purpose of the following slide is to provide an overview of implicit bias. It also contains details regarding ways through which this bias is developed, such as direct personal experiences, experiences of one's family members, friends, colleagues, and through media.

Slide 8

The purpose of this slide is to highlight the common examples of stereotyping such as racial profiling, gender profiling, cultural profiling, groups of individuals, and sexual stereotypes.

Instructor’s Notes:

  • Racial Profiling:
    1. People from a certain racial profile are good at sports
    2. People from a certain nationality are good at mathematics
  • Gender Profiling:
    1. People from a certain gender are messy and unclean
    2. People from a certain gender are not good at sports
  • Cultural Profiling:
    1. People a certain religion are terrorists
    2. People a certain religion are greedy
  • Groups of Individuals:
    1. Top management never cares about employees
    2. All teenagers are rebels
  • Sexual Stereotypes:
    1. A feminine man and a masculine woman have a certain sexual orientation

Slide 9

This slide highlights the negative effects of stereotypes at the workplace, such a conflict, low morale, low productivity, poor employee retention, and litigation.

Instructor’s Notes:

  • Conflicts:
    1. Stereotyping employees/colleagues instead of evaluating them on capabilities result in conflicts. Thus, making the workplace toxic
  • Low Morale and Productivity:
    1. When constantly subjected to negative comments or criticisms due to stereotyping, employees lose motivation to perform allocated tasks
  • Poor Employee Retention:
    1. Since stereotyping results in a non-supportive and non-inclusive environment, it leads to a high attrition rate in employees
  • Non-Diversified Workforce
    1. Stereotyping results in a non-diversified workforce as it results in hiring, promoting, and retaining individuals with similar viewpoints, impacting overall creativity at the workplace
  • Litigation:
    1. A frustrated and stereotyped employee can file a discrimination case in court which can adversely impact the organization’s brand image.

Slide 10

The purpose of the following slide is to highlight the strategies to overcome stereotype threats at the workplace, such as look outing for undermining signals, re-allocating tasks, sharing diversity-rich content, and implementing policies that promote equal opportunities for all.

Instructor’s Notes:

  • Lookout for Undermining Signals
    1. Managers should regularly conduct meetings with their team members and empathically ask if they are subjected to stereotyping
  • Reallocating Tasks
    1. Ensure that each team working on a project has members from diverse genders, educational backgrounds, and cultures
  • Sharing Diversity Rich Content
    1. Regularly share content with organization employees that focus on the importance of diversity via newsletters, infographics, and short videos.
  • Implementing Policies
    1. Implement policies that help in breaking stereotyping, such as
      • Providing equal career growth opportunities irrespective of gender and race
      • Scrutinizing and updating the metrics used for hiring and promotion decisions

Slide 13

This slide provides an introduction to prejudices at the workplace. It also contains information regarding the significant prejudices in offices such as racism, sexism, ageism, classism, homophobia, nationalism, religion, and xenophobia.

Instructor’s Notes:

Examples of some prevalent prejudices at workplace are:

  • Racism: Race is the social construct that groups individuals based on certain specific physical characteristics
    1. Immigrants from certain countries are loyal to their native country instead of their home nation
  • Sexism: Certain gender’s honesty and emotions are used to undermine their claims about sexual assault and other forms of abuse
  • Ageism: Both young and old employees are victims of this prejudice
    1. Young people are often prejudiced as uninformed, ignorant, or impulsive
    2. Older employees in the office are often overlooked while selecting team members for new projects
  • Classism: Individuals from lower social classes are less likely to hold top management positions than people from higher social classes
  • Disability: Employees with disability are considered to be a liability for team
  • Homophobia: People with a certain sexual orientation are immoral and, hence, untrustworthy
  • Nationalism: People from a certain nationality are antisemitic
  • Religion: Discrimination against a certain religion as it is perceived to be source of terrorism
  • Xenophobia: Immigrants are stealing business opportunities of host countries

Slide 14

This slide highlights the negative effects of prejudices at the workplace such as formation of ingroups and outgroups, poor mental health, creation of stigma, and microaggressions.

Instructor’s Notes:

  • Formation of Ingroups and Outgroups: Prejudice leads to the division of the workforce, leading to the formation of in-groups and outgroups in the company
    1. Ingroups: These consist of individuals belonging to a specific category of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, class, etc.
    2. Outgroups: All other individuals other than those in ingroups comes under outgroups
    3. It further leads to bias as individuals in ingroups tend to provide preferential treatment to the same group members
  • Poor Mental Health: Employees that suffers prejudice at the workplace suffer from poor mental health conditions such as
    1. Depression and anxiety
    2. Impostor syndrome: It is doubting own capabilities and feeling like a fraud, and questioning achieved success regularly
  • Creation of Stigma: The person targeted by prejudice becomes stigmatized, leading to low morale and poor performance
  • Microaggressions: In day-to-day prejudice, employees from the marginalized group can feel microaggression by becoming victims of direct or indirect comments/actions

Slide 15

This slide showcases the practices to reduce prejudices at the workplace, such as continuous education of employees, using inclusive language, promoting equality and diversity, encouraging to share feedback, and conducting counseling sessions.

Instructor’s Notes:

  • Conducting Counselling Sessions: Regularly conduct counseling sessions of employees to check if they face any mental health problems due to prejudiced workplace. If yes, then immediately provide necessary corrective actions and support
  • Continuous Education of Employees: Conduct training sessions and provide learning material to employees to make them aware of the adverse effects of prejudice
  • Using Inclusive Language: Use inclusive language to minimize prejudice by not using culturally specific jargons or masculine pronouns
  • Encouraging Employees to Share Feedback: Encourage employees to share any prevailing prejudice they have faced (or someone they know in the organization is facing) by keeping their identity anonymous

Slide 16

The purpose of this slide is to showcases meme collection for prejudices at workplace.

Slide 17

The purpose of this slide is to showcases meme collection for prejudices lead to in and out-group formation.

Slide 18

The purpose of this slide is to showcases a meme that reflects ageism prejudice at workplace.

Slide 21

This slide provides information regarding the definition of discrimination. It also contains details of common forms of workplace discrimination such as race, disability, pregnancy, gender, age, sexual orientation, and parental status discrimination.

Instructor’s Notes:

Examples of workplace discrimination are discussed as follows:

  • Racial Discrimination: Failing to recruit, train, mentor, or promote a person because he/she belongs to a particular race
  • Disability Discrimination: Discriminating against a disabled person for a specific job role even if the role doesn’t have specific physical requirements 
  • Pregnancy Discrimination:
    1. Forcing a pregnant employee to take a shorter leave than what is allowed as per medical policy
    2. Not providing reasonable accommodation to a pregnant employee
  • Gender Discrimination: Giving unequal salaries to employees of different genders, i.e., male employees getting paid more than female colleagues for the same job position
  • Age Discrimination:
    1. Laying off aged workers
    2. Taking harsher disciplinary actions towards younger employees
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Making hostile comments on employees belonging to specific gender identity
  • Parental Status Discrimination: Remaining inflexible about work schedules for employees with childcare needs


Slide 22

This slide provides information regarding the negative impact of discrimination at the workplace in terms of poor employee engagement and satisfaction, decline in morale, health concerns in employees, company’s poor reputation, financial losses, and litigation.

Instructor’s Notes:

The damaging consequences of workplace discrimination are as follows:

  • Poor Employee Engagement and Satisfaction: When employees face constant discrimination, it results in poor employee engagement and satisfaction that makes the work environment toxic, leading to a high attrition rate
  • Decline in Employee Morale: Unfair treatment of employees causes a decline in morale that results in poor performance at work
  • Health Concerns in Employees: Discriminated employees faces both physical and mental health issues:
    1. Physical: Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, high blood pressure, and migraines
    2. Mental: Depression, anxiety, and loss of self-control
  • Poor Reputation: Discriminatory practices negatively affect the organization's brand image, leading to the loss of customers over time
  • Financial Losses: Companies have to incur a financial loss when a discriminated employee quits, as extra resources are required to hire and train the new employee
  • Litigation: Discriminated employee can file lawsuit in court against the company causing
    1. Reputational damages to brand name
    2. Financial damages in terms of compensation

Slide 23

This slide provides information regarding the preventive measures to minimize workplace discrimination such as developing written policy, establishing complaint protocol, and conduct trainings.

Instructor’s Notes:

The following measures can be taken to minimize discrimination at the workplace:

  • Develop Written Policy: Devise a policy that prohibits discrimination at workplace and ensure that policy is enforced properly
  • Establish Complaint Resolution Council: Set up a council to resolve discrimination complaints promptly and confidentially
  • Conduct Trainings: Train supervisors and managers on how to behave nondiscriminatory in the organization to foster a diversity-rich environment

Slide 24

The purpose of this slide is to showcases meme collection reflecting discrimination in the organizations.

Slide 26

This slide visually presents the intergroup relationship between stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. It also provides information regarding the level at which each of them functions, i.e., stereotypes at cognitive, prejudice at affective, and discrimination and behavioral level.

Slide 28

This slide depicts the summary of the stereotypes prejudice discrimination session. It also contains information regarding the negative consequences of workplace discrimination.

Slide 37

This slide showcases the activities calendar to promote diversity and inclusion at the workplace. It includes details of each activity along with the date on which it will be conducted.

Instructor’s Notes:

  • Potluck Lunch: Organize inter-team lunch in which employees will bring food items of their respective cultures
  • Look At the Book: Allocate influential D&I books to employees and ask them to share their learnings on the day of the event
  • Organize Team Party: Organize a team party where employees can get to know each other better in an informal environment
  • Diversity Week: Organize diversity week in which employees from different departments will spread awareness about D&I importance using the visual medium

Slide 38

This slide showcases the posters to promote diversity and inclusion at the workplace.

Slide 39

This slide showcases the posters to spread awareness regarding diversity and inclusion at the workplace.

Slide 40

This slide showcases the poster to promote and spend awareness regarding cultural diversity in the organization.

Slide 41

This slide consists of a sample employee mailer for diversity and inclusion promotion in the organization.

Slide 42

This slide illustrates the employee mailer poster for diversity and inclusion awareness in the organization. It provides information regarding the advantages of High D&I.

Slides 50-65

These slides contain multiple energizer activities to keep the participants’ energy levels high throughout the session duration. They are carefully chosen to keep the participants attentive, engaged and energized. These activities are accompanied by detailed instructor notes for a successful conduct. 

Sides 66-93

These slides contain a detailed proposal that can be shared by the trainer/agency with the potential clients. This sample proposal is designed to reflect trust, experience and professionalism. This comprehensive sample proposal contains sample slides like Course Snapshot, Major Deliverables, Investment Required, Company Profile, Awards and Recognition, Client Testimonials, Terms and Conditions and much more

Slide 67

This slide highlights the cover letter for the training proposal. It includes details regarding what the company providing corporate training can accomplish for the client.

Slide 70

The purpose of this slide is to showcase the multiple types of courses offered by the training company.

Slide 72

This slide indicates the major deliverables that the corporate training firm will provide to the client. The key deliverables highlighted are session plans, PowerPoint deck, evaluation material, and training handouts.

Slide 74

This slide represents the multiple additional services offered by the training firm to the client, such as webinars, planning journals, and e-learning design solutions.

Slide 76

This slide tabulates the major deliverables offered by the training company to the client along with their associated costs.

Slide 77

The purpose of this slide is to highlight the multiple additional services offered by the training firm along with their cost details.

Slide 79

This slide provides an overview of the corporate training firm's vision and mission statements, core values, and key clients.

Slide 81

This slide highlights the major awards and recognition won by the training firm for their exceptional service to clients.

Slide 83

The slide provides information regarding the team members that would be providing the training services to the client. It includes details of the trainer and their respective designations.

Slide 84

The slide provides information regarding the team members that would be providing the training services to the client. It includes details of the employees’ names and their respective designations.

Slide 86

This slide provides information pertaining to testimonials given by satisfied clients of the training firm.

Slide 87

This slide highlights the testimonials from multiple satisfied clients of the training firm providing information regarding congratulatory messages, client name, and company details.

Slide 89

This slide showcases the case study for the training proposal. It includes information regarding the problem faced by the client and solutions offered by the training firm. It also covers details of the results and client testimonial.

Slide 91

This slide provides information regarding the contract terms and conditions of the training proposal. It also includes details of deliverables that the training company will provide to the client.

Slide 93

The purpose of this slide is to provide the contact information of the corporate training firm. It includes the firm’s official address, contact number, and email address.

Slide 94

This slide highlights the training evaluation form for instructor assessment. It also includes sections to fill details of training information and attendee details.

Slide 95

This slide showcases the questions for the assessment of the training content by the attendees.

Slide 96

The slide indicates the evaluation form for course assessment. It also includes questions pertaining to the future actions of the attendees.


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