Txivtsev Fest Camp Jim August 17 - 19 , 2012 “Diversity & Inclusion” Workshop VamPhiabVaj
Introduction 1 Corinthians 1:10 “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
Introduction Today’s workshop is about “Diversity and Inclusion”. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin
Introduction It was God’s purpose to create all of us difference from the very beginning. In Genesis 1:27, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Male and female was God’s creation. From the very beginning, God intended us human beings to be different, male and female.
Workshop Objectives In this workshop you will: • Learn to distinguish between Diversity & Inclusion • Understand the impact of Diversity & Inclusion • Learn how to embrace diversity and lead inclusively • Learn about ALERT tool and use it to change behaviors for an more inclusive environment
Ground Rules • Be honest and candid • Respect the views of others • Turn cell phones, iPads, laptops off • Listen attentively • Ask questions • Have Fun!
Introduction – Business Card On the index card you’ve been given, write the following items: One unique skill you have Birthplace First and Middle Name Career Favorite Food
Expectations of All of Us • Model strong and visible leadership commitment to your family, your church, your community, and your workplace • Set clear expectations of accountability for yourself and your teams • Continue to learn and put into practice Note: on page 10 of your handout is a Personal Action Plan, use it to record whatever actions come to mind that you would like to implement when you get back.
Inclusion & Diversity What does inclusion mean to you? How have you experienced it? What does diversity mean to you? How have you experienced it?
Diversity Diversity – (noun) Describes the differences between people. Diversity is essentially all the ways in which we differ from each other.
Diversity “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 (ESV) “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body…” 1 Corinthians 12:12 (NIV) Diversity was God’s plan from the very beginning to fulfill specific roles, not for division or exclusion.
Inclusion Inclusion – (action verb) Including everyone’s voice and talents. Inclusion is being open to a variety of ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches and styles from everyone, ensuring that everyone is allowed to bring their best to the home, workplace, church or whatever organization you are in to maximize success. Inclusion is a Call to Action
Inclusion “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (ESV)
Individual Exercise Figure 2 Figure 1
“The Hidden Tiger“, your assignment is to figure out why! When you find it – hold your thought, just don’t reveal the secret, so others can have fun spotting it too.
Diversity & Inclusion “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are”. Anais Nin “You change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer “No one of us is as smart as all of us.” From The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard, Don Carew, and Eunice Parisis-Carew
Individual Exercise You drive home from work. The raining is pulling down very heavy. At the bus stop, you see three people: one beautiful lady (this could be your future wife assuming you are still single), one of your best friends, and an old lady. You like to drive them home, but your car can only fit three people, including yourself. What would you do?
Group Exercise Break into a group of 4. Ask for one volunteer from each group. Ask the volunteers to step out of the room. Group discussion:
Class Exercise Look at the two questions below. There are no new words added, only rearrange the words. Each question will result in different response. What would the response be for the first question? What would the response be for the second question? Will I make a difference? I will make a difference!
ALERT Toola tool to help change behaviors for a more inclusive environment Ask Listen Encourage Respond Thank
ALERT Tool • Ask for Input • Ask, “What do you think?” • Ask the person closest to the job • Ask people to have a say in how they do their job • Listen Effectively • Paraphrase and check for understanding • Be open to different perspectives • Don’t interrupt • Eliminate one-way communication • Listen to people who have different points of view • Be able to agree to disagree • Encourage Involvement • Encourage people to share their opinions • Provide process for inclusion in projects and meetings • Think about who else should be involved in providing input – who has knowledge or expertise? • Be supportive without removing responsibility • Recognize individual skills, abilities, potential and interest ask encourage listen
ALERT Tool • Respond with Rationale • Explain why decisions, policies or changes are made • Share your opinions, experience, feellings and the impact of behaviors • Improve Communication • Keep commitments • Ensure you have adequate visibility and face-to-face communication • Move past one-way communication • Recognize and Acknowledge Accomplishments • Take the time to say thank you • Celebrate successes and accomplishments • Invite team members to social events, such as birthdays or lunches • Show confidence – voice your trust respond thank
Conclusion We have learned… • To distinguish between Diversity & Inclusion • The impact of Diversity & Inclusion • How to embrace diversity and lead inclusively • The ALERT tool and use it to change behaviors for an more inclusive environment