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Cultural Sensitivity. Diversity. Diversity . Family Medical Leave Act. How are people different? Race Ethnicity Gender Religion National Origin. Lifestyle Sexual Origin Education Family Upbringing Generation Political Party Socio/Economic Status Introvert/Extrovert

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Diversity

Family Medical Leave Act

How are people different?

  • Race

  • Ethnicity

  • Gender

  • Religion

  • National Origin

  • Lifestyle

  • Sexual Origin

  • Education

  • Family Upbringing

  • Generation

  • Political Party

  • Socio/Economic Status

  • Introvert/Extrovert

  • “Techie”/”Non-Techie”

  • Campus/Region

  • Urban/Rural


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Diversity

Family Medical Leave Act

I’m different from them.


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Diversity

Family Medical Leave Act

They’re different from me.


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Diversity

Family Medical Leave Act

When people are different from me, or I’m different from other people, it sometimes makes me feel—

  • Fearful

  • Angry

  • Threatened

  • Repulsed

  • Curious

  • Appreciative


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Diversity

Family Medical Leave Act

A person can sometimes make a negative or incorrect judgment or assumption about another person who is different from them. Why does this happen?

  • Education

  • Past Experience

  • Media

  • Ignorance

Because of my-- Because of their--

  • Appearance

  • Language/Accent

  • Name

  • Body Language/

  • Mannerisms


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Diversity

Family Medical Leave Act

When a person makes a negative or incorrect judgment or assumption about me it can make me angry or frustrated. Why does this happen?

  • I bet they think they know me but they don’t

  • I bet they haven’t taken the time to get to know me

  • I bet they’re assuming I’m just like others of my type


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Diversity Competencies Scale

Family Medical Leave Act

Knowing where you are on the Diversity Competencies scale can help you understand why you feel and act a certain way towards people who are different from you.

Working your way through the scale can help you achieve better sensitivity and appreciate diversity.


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Diversity Competencies Scale

Family Medical Leave Act

First Level: Repulsion

People from different cultures or lifestyles than me are not normal. They make me very uncomfortable or angry and should not be allowed in my environment.


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Diversity Competencies Scale

Family Medical Leave Act

Second Level: Avoidance

I don’t understand or am not familiar with people from different cultures or lifestyles. And I’m not really interested or see any value in becoming familiar so I’ll just avoid them.


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Diversity Competencies Scale

Family Medical Leave Act

Third Level: Tolerance

I can be around people from other cultures or lifestyles, and I can respect their differences. I let them “do their thing” and I prefer that they let me “do my thing.”


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Diversity Competencies Scale

Family Medical Leave Act

Fourth Level: Acceptance

I am comfortable around people from other cultures or lifestyles. I welcome and acknowledge them.


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Diversity Competencies Scale

Family Medical Leave Act

Fifth Level: Appreciation

I see people of different cultures and lifestyles as positive and smart. They have great value and have much to offer me in the way of new information and insights.


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Diversity Competencies Scale

Family Medical Leave Act

Fifth Level: Fostering Diversity

I am one among many different peoples. I actively seek liaisons with people from different cultures and lifestyles. We can come together and learn from each other.


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Diversity Competencies Scale

Family Medical Leave Act

  • Repulsion

  • Avoidance

  • Tolerance

  • Acceptance

  • Appreciation

  • Fostering


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Diversity

Family Medical Leave Act

From Cross-cultural, to multi-cultural, and then, inter-cultural.

  • Establishing a bridge

  • Meeting at a round table

  • Joining in a dance


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Diversity

Family Medical Leave Act

What are my responsibilities towards other people who are different from me?

  • Respect the differences

  • Don’t assume or pre-judge

  • Learn about other cultures, customs and perspectives

  • Don’t assume the worst about someone if they mis-treat you


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Diversity

Family Medical Leave Act

What are my responsibilities towards myself when I’m around people who are different from me?

  • Respect my comfort zone

  • Be willing to stretch outside of my comfort zone

  • Don’t assume the worst about myself when someone mis-treats me

  • Don’t be too hard on myself when I get it wrong



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