WCTE Diversity Training

Mr. Morris Irby, a trustee of the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council, will conduct a three-hour diversity training session on November 13, 2012. A recently-retired Senior HR Manager/Master Investigator for Cummins Filtration, Mr. Irby has extensive experience in diversity training. The session will include the following elements:

WCTE WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
  • Welcome
  • Kick-off exercise
  • Training Objectives
  • Ground Rules
INTRODUCTIONS
  • Employees introduce themselves and describe what WCTE pays them to do
  • Employees identify their learning goals and their specific plans to achieve them
DIFFERENTIATION EXERCISE
  • Employees participate in a differentiation exercise to provoke thought toward diversity awareness
THE CHANGING WORKPLACE
  • Employees discuss the workplace of the past
  • Employees discuss the workplace of the future and the skills necessary for success
THE BUSINESS CONNECTION
  • Employees learn the definition of diversity
  • Employees participate in an exercise to illuminate both visible and invisible factors affecting diversity
  • STAE Model is discussed
WORK AND MONEY MODEL
  • Employees discuss how to achieve 100 % effort in their work for 100 % of their pay
  • Employees learn about the pluses and minuses of diversity
BIASES, FILTERS AND ASSUMPTIONS
  • Employees learn about cues, filters, behaviors, and stereotypes/assumptions in relation to diversity awareness.
CLOSING
  • Mr. Irby will close the session and answer questions

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