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Skill #8: Respect for Diversity

Values individual differences and works collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences
  • defining diversity and discussing its importance
  • identifying individual differences (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, culture, race, viewpoints, socio-economic status, and , ability)
  • showing respect for and valuing individual differences in the workplace
  • being self-aware and mindful of one’s own bias
  • collaborating with people of diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences.

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Resources from our Partners

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Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the EEOC  An advanced lesson plan from the National Archives site appears here with multiple activities. | Communicating With and About People with Disabilities The Office of Disability Employment Policy shares suggestions on how to relate to and communicate with and about people with disabilities.  | Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions This site provides advice on how to become more inclusive. | Multicultural Literacy Because society is multicultural, there is a need for all workers—especially  those who rely on public interaction, communication, health care, and  marketing—to be aware of the effects of media and language on others. | P21’s Global Awareness List Links to global-awareness and diversity resources and activities are gathered here by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning. | Workplace Diversity: International Meeting Activity DELETED Use this 20-minute activity and lecture to guide students to a greater appreciation of cultural differences.

More to See, Think About, and Do

| Video: What Is Unconscious Bias? |


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