Do you know how to make your workplace a safe & respectful space? Making everyone in your workplace feel welcome comes down to treating all differences with respect. Being assertive is an excellent way to show respect; it's about being heard & hearing others. Assertive people are seen as excellent communicators that others want to work with. They know how to acknowledge differences, treat everyone with respect, & know what to do when they've make a mistake. Learn to assert yourself & treat gender & sexual differences with respect.
Course 1: Respect Gender & Sexual Differences
Foster a safe & respectful workplace by learning how to treat gender & sexual differences with respect.
Course 2: Assert Yourself
Communicate assertively & effectively to address your needs while considering the needs of others to work efficiently & achieve your goals.
This two course bundle will teach you to respect gender & sexual differences & assert yourself in the workplace. It includes dynamic video, interactive practice lessons, tips from industry leaders, & downloadable PDFs. Each component is designed to be completed in short time allotments, or all at once, to suit your schedule. It will take approximately 1 hour to complete both courses.
Create a safe & respectful environment for all, including yourself, with these important lessons from Eleventure.
Words are powerful tools that can be used to help or hurt others. Discover the definitions behind some common terms relating to gender & sexual differences to help you say the right thing.
Explore some phrases you may have heard & learn if they are safe for you to use in the workplace.
Gender & sexual differences may seem confusing at first. Let Samuel Killermann's easy to read diagram break down the differences between sex, gender identity, gender expression & sexual attraction.
Test your knowledge of terminology by sorting descriptors for gender & sexual differences into their appropriate categories.
It's uncomfortable when we make mistakes, especially if those mistakes hurt someone. Learn what you can do to make it right when things go wrong.
Everyone has a role in making the workplace respectful & safe. Learn what you can do by exploring these resources to promote diversity.
Workplace discrimination remains a terrible reality for many individuals. Understand your role in ending discrimination & what you can do if you experience discrimination or harassment at work.
Explore which state laws go above & beyond federal laws regarding employment discrimination.
Sometimes issues of gender & sexuality get categorized as “women's issues.” Dive into this TED Talk with advocate Jackson Katz as he moves to show how gender violence affects all of us.
Work through this thought exercise & practice how you would respond to challenging real life situations regarding gender & sexual differences in the workplace.
Consider these inspiring quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Audre Lorde on the importance of embracing difference.
Consider this final piece of advice on the platinum rule as you work to respect gender & sexual differences.
Use the tips & tools in this printable PDF to help you respect gender & sexual differences.
Assess your readiness to respect gender & sexual differences. You need an 80% to pass.
What does it mean to be assertive? Why does it matter if you can assert yourself? Answer these questions & realize the benefits of increasing your skills & confidence to assert yourself in a positive manner.
Take a look at the following situations. Which of them would be hardest for you to respond in an assertive manner?
Let's explore a situation that could make your pulse quicken & trigger an automatic & understandably unpleasant response…. Do you use it? Consider these additional options to get back on course.
What's your natural response in a stressful situation? Take this assessment to find out.
Use Transactional Analysis, developed by Dr. Eric Berne, the next time you're in a difficult situation. Understandng the ego state of others & choosing the adult ego response can help you speak assertively – cool, objective & controlled.
Take a look at these typical work interactions. How would you respond?
Awareness helps but it isn't quite enough. Try these techniques to adjust in the moment for better results. The more you practice them, the easier it gets.
Experts tell us that "being shy is not a permanent state, assertiveness can be learned." Dive into this HBR article by Amy Gallo to explore some things you can do to improve your assertiveness & still stay true to your natural self.
Print out these quotes to stay inspired & on track.
Let's face it - a lot of elearning out there is downright boring. The truth is, everyone wants the skills they need to do their jobs well. That's where Eleventure comes in. It's critical, on-the-job skills people need. It's fast. It's fresh. It's action based & it's designed and developed by award winning and veteran author, presenter & trainer, Megan Torrance of TorranceLearning.
Megan brings over a decade of business consulting and project management experience to her instructional design and development work. She teaches LLAMA (Agile project management) and instructional design classes, kicks off new design projects and makes sure everyone's having a good time. Elearning guru by day, and ice hockey goaltender by night, Megan is devoted to not only delivering outstanding work, but also creating a top-notch work environment based on trust, flexibility, compassion, and fun. Megan and her team have developed elearning for a variety of industries and topics including food ingredients, industrial chemicals, medical, non-profit, human resources, sales, marketing, and IT. Megan holds a BS in Communications with an emphasis on Organizational Communication and Public Relations, and an MBA, both from Cornell University.
TorranceLearning's instructional design processes are designed to quickly focus on the desired performance and learning objectives, then make the most of visual and verbal techniques to take full advantage of the learning opportunity.