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Diversity Training for Employees

Event Description: 

PDS Performance & Development Solutions

  Course Number: MTS GI 450 Scheduled Sessions:
  Cost Per Person: No Charge/Participating Agency, $96/Non-Participating

See PDS course listing for scheduled classes


  Required Attendees: All State Employees
  Instructor: Potter

4 hours (8:30 am -12:30 pm)

  Certificate Series: Professional Development Certificate

Des Moines, Hoover State Office Building, Level A

This half-day workshop will address a variety of organization dimensions and dynamics needed to assure optimum understanding of diversity. As a result of participating in a training session, employees will realize the value and appreciate the potential of a diverse workforce, practice self-awareness, and recognize and prevent discriminatory practices on behalf of the State of Iowa.
Employees Will return to the workplace with an appreciation of the richness multi-culturalism brings to our daily functions, relationships, and organization.


  • Possess techniques to communicate effectively across cultural lines
  • Be aware of the impact of discrimination on those who have experienced it
  • Know how to foster cooperation and resolve conflict in cross cultural situations
  • Develop an action plan to help apply today’s concepts in the workplace