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Diversity Training for Managers & Supervisors

Event Description: 

PDS Performance & Development Solutions

  Course Number: MTS GI 400     Scheduled Sessions:
  Cost Per Person: No Charge/Participating Agency, $188/Non-Participating    






  Eligibility: Managers & Supervisors
  Instructor: Potter
  Length: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  Certificate Series: Advanced Leadership Development

Des Moines, Hoover State Office Building, Level A

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


  • Achieve/maintain a diverse workforce, including employees of different ages, races, creeds, colors, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, religions, and disabilities.
  • Promote equal opportunity in recruitment, appointment, assignment, and advancement.
  • Realize the value and potential of a diverse workforce.
  • Practice self-awareness and identify and confront personal biases.
  • Recognize and prevent discriminatory hiring practices.
  • Appreciate the role of the onboarding process in understanding diverse team members and creating a welcoming environment that will lead to lasting retention of new hires.
  • Engage in action planning to transfer new learning derived from the seminar into daily practice