Who says that sensitivity training courses are dull and corny?
Being open does not always come as second nature to everyone. In today’s diverse world, we must learn how to interact appropriately and respectfully. Oculus sensitivity training programs will teach appropriate communication skills, language, attitudes, behaviors, and encourage self-reflection.
Why is sensitivity training important?
Training can increase awareness of biases and discrimination, ensure legal compliance, and improve communication and conflict resolution skills. Fostering understanding and empathy for diverse perspectives can significantly impact the team dynamics in promoting a more thoughtful community of professionals.
Our programs are always 100% customized for your needs, plus we infuse the training with activities, stories, and fun scenarios. Our programs ensure compliance with local laws; however, we also focus on changing behaviors and respectful engagement at work.
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Develop a new perspective on upholding respect and dignity for all.
Advanced understanding on how values, beliefs and identity can vary and why it is crucial to not force your ideals onto others.
02. Universal Mindset
Our community thinking may not lead to success within a global environment. Consider shifting to a universal approach.
03. The Do Nots
Respectful communication is essential. Our programs teach inclusive communication basics.
04. Confidence & Change
We prioritize changing behaviors and mindsets over compliance. Simply going through the “rules” is not enough to change actions (we leave that for your HR).
Our most popular topics.
Diversity & Inclusion
We will review how to adapt and interact respectfully to foster a comfortable environment for individuals with disabilities.
Think you are fair to everyone? You may have some biases that make you feel, act or say insensitive, unfair, sexist, or racist things.
The workplace is full of team members from all stages of life. Here, we will look at the general concepts around interacting with and respecting all generations.
Shift your professional thinking to encompass today’s reality. Learning to think and act globally is a great strategy to be successful within a multicultural, diverse, and ever-changing workplace.
We will review you how to deal with incoming customers and coworkers who don’t natively speak your language and how you can provide a respectful and positive experience without saying a word!
Identity or sexual orientation should not determine if you will respectfully interact with someone. This session discuss stigmas and stereotypes associated with the LGBTQIA2S+ community and provides examples of how to create a supportive and inclusive environment.
Asummptions, Stereotypes & Generalizations
Do you make assumptions about people, tasks, cultures, or ways of thinking? Don’t miss out on amazing people due to closed-mindedness or lack of emotional intelligence. Acknowledge and let go of your stereotypes in this session.
We will discuss different styles of bullying, including embarrassment, intimidation, isolation, and exclusion. We will also review their effects on the team, identify warning signs, and discuss ways to protect oneself.
Besides defining sexual harassment and what constitutes inappropriate behavior to ensure compliance, our approach involves a hands-on learning experience that enables participants to identify the signs of harassment, understand how it manifests, and reflect on their behavior.
You might not be the offender, but knowing that someone is being offensive and doing nothing about it is not okay. In this module, we will approach how to deal with sensitive issues you see and hear in your workplace when you are not the victim.
Gossip might seem harmless but can create a toxic work environment and negatively impact the victim of the rumor and the person/people spreading the stories. This module will discuss how talking about or commenting on someone’s personal or professional life can create a hostile work environment and might even be considered bullying.
Small things can add up! Consistent small disrespectful actions or words can accumulate and cause more significant problems over time. This course will address the perils of microaggressions, how to identify them and how they may erode relationships.
You are not alone if you have faced an incident in the workplace. It’s a stressful, intimidating, and confusing time. There are some actions you can decide to take. This review will your rights, retaliation, safe space, forgiveness, having uncomfortable conversation, maintaining reasonable expectations, cconfidentiality and more.
Violence in the workplace is stressful, damaging, and dangerous, but can be preventable! Let’s protect everyone and stop workplace violence. Topics include:
- Types of violence.
- Your legal rights.
- The impacts of violence.
- Safety and placement tips.
Individuals have various boundaries that guide their actions, thinking, and words. We should respect boundaries within a professional environment to create a safe and welcoming space for all.
Do you put yourself first in all situations? Have a hard time listening to the ideas of others? You might have a case of what we like to call “social narcissism!” We need to be able to find common ground with others, value the ideas of everyone and create a welcoming, inclusive space.
Danger Zones: Words
Do you have a habit of putting your foot in your mouth? If so, you might want to leave it there to save yourself from making mistakes! A better way of being a productive and respectful member of society would be to educate yourself in danger and safe zone topics when engaging others. In this respectful engagement course, we will review sensitive conversation areas like values, identity, privacy, sex and the unknown!
Engaging with people you don't "agree" with
Do you have to work with or engage people who are different from you, practice unfamiliar faiths, or have diverse expressed identities? It’s a commonplace situation within a global work environment. Before you label someone as “flawed,” or “abnormal,” take a step back and think. Even if you don’t have shared values, beliefs, or expressions with someone, it doesn’t mean you can’t show them kindness, respect, and dignity!
We all have “off” days and situations that can cause us to act out of character. This module will review tips on managing and expressing emotions like disappointment, frustration, stress, and grief to help others understand your perspective.
Humor: A Double-Edged Sword
What you find funny might not be appropriate or amusing to someone else. Understanding how humor can unify people and damage relations is essential! We can discuss how to read a room, the jokes that are never okay, and crossing the line with jokes and teasing. We can include information about what to do when a joke lands badly and how to apologize.
We must be accountable for our contribution towards creating an attitude of respect or disrespect at work. To make a change, we have to examine our mindset.
Anatomy Of An Apology
We know that communication breakdowns happen. Understanding how to think about and craft a genuine and appropriate apology is important. We will review how to genuinely apologize, connect with emotion, remove excuses and more.
Consequences: Actions and Words Matter
We can say and do as we please, but that doesn’t mean we should not consider others and our environment. Everything you do and say will have consequences. If you create a storm, you will have to be a part of the messy “clean-up.” In this module, we will review respect at work, why intention matters, forgiveness, reputation management and more.
Privilege & Power
When we think about privilege, we often consider the commonly used “white privilege,” but more privilege types impact decisions, communication, and opportunities. This module will discuss the concept of privilege, the varying types, and how understanding privilege can revamp our thinking.
Let’s face it; the only person listening to your excuses is you! In the workplace, we should be accountable for our actions. We need to eradicate all of our excuses. We will talk about the “but..”, “When I was…” etc. that we use to defend our bad behaviors.
Claiming you “didn’t know” doesn’t work when you have offended or hurt someone. It’s just another form of an excuse. This module speaks on inaction and ignorance.
Intent Vs. Perception
Have you said you didn’t “intend” or “mean” to hurt someone? It is fundamental to separate your intent from perception. If someone has been impacted, it doesn’t matter what your intention was. It matters how others are left feeling. This module discusses relationships, accountability, intent, and perception.
Have you offended or upset someone? People don’t always state when they feel uncomfortable, but there can be warning signs. This module will discuss how someone may be feeling disrespected and the actions you can take.
Popular companion modules include:
Communicating with people respectfully and openly does not come naturally to everyone. Provide your team with advanced communication skills and a greater understanding of people and culture.
Conflicting Personality Types
Gain an understanding of the unique characteristics and traits associated with the Bear, Peacock, Fox, and Eagle personality types. Learn effective strategies to connect with individuals who may seem difficult to relate to.
Establishing A Connection & Building Trust
The ability to connect with others will dramatically improve your workplace. Explore shared experiences to create a positive and fun-filled workplace.
How do you create a sensitivity training?
Experience the difference with tailored training! Our programs are customized to your unique needs, letting you unlock your full potential.
After selecting your delivery method, we will schedule discovery calls to discuss your requirements.
We present you with a program syllabus. You approve or request changes.
Once approved, we build your custom program.
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Packages starting at only 138$ a month.