Stereotyping and Diversity - Interactive

Stereotyping and Diversity - Interactive

Seven Dimensions
Updated May 10, 2020

Don’t make unfair judgments. Ask questions to explore differences. This interactive course is designed to help people appreciate diversity, avoid stereotyping and prejudice, and respect and accept people of other cultures. It will also help ensure gender equality, respect and inclusion and remove prejudice and discrimination.

Most of us resort to stereotyping when dealing with management colleagues suppliers regulators and clients. As Steve Dion and Barney explain it doesnt matter where we come from or how educated we believe ourselves to be everyone at some time is guilty of forming blanket opinions based on shallow perceptions. Carol winces when she sees Dion arriving for his first day on the job in nightclub gear. Sam and Sanjay mock Serena's apparent singleton status. Prompted by Serena's concern Marcus sets up a stereotyping training session asking everyone to wear a silly hat. But the staff end up attacking Casey over her choice of hat.

Key Learning Points

  • Don’t stereotype people INSTEAD: Be aware of generalizing
  • Don’t ignore prejudice INSTEAD: Raise awareness
  • Don’t assume tolerance INSTEAD: Conduct training
  • Don’t pre-judge INSTEAD: Share insights and skills

Comedy makes learning fun

This interactive course is part of the popular Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. This powerful training series follows several characters as they battle challenges, negotiate conflicts and learn from mistakes about professionalism, leadership, communication and safety. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.