Respect Gender & Sexual Differences & Assert Yourself

Diversity enriches the workplace, as long as everyone is respectful. Assert yourself & leverage diversity on your team.
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  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

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.

  • Say the Right Thing
  • Make It Right
  • Show Respect for All
  • Be the Change

Course 2: Assert Yourself

Communicate assertively & effectively to address your needs while considering the needs of others to work efficiently & achieve your goals.

  • Deal with Difficulties
  • Be Direct
  • Identify Your Conflict Management Style

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.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need Adobe Acrobat to download PDFs
  • You will need internet access. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari are preferred browsers to open links to interactive lessons

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Treat everyone with respect
  • Say & do the right things
  • Stand up for yourself & others
  • Communicate assertively & effectively

Who is the target audience?

  • This course can help everyone navigate workplace differences & communicate assertively

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course 1 – Respect Gender & Sexual Differences

Failure to treat differences with respect can lead to uncomfortable situations & maybe even legal trouble. Opt to treat everyone with respect instead & enrich your workplace.

Section 2: Use Respectful Language

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.

1 page

Explore some phrases you may have heard & learn if they are safe for you to use in the workplace.

1 page

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.

1 page

Test your knowledge of terminology by sorting descriptors for gender & sexual differences into their appropriate categories.

Section 3: Acknowledge Limits & Seek Answers

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.

1 page

Everyone has a role in making the workplace respectful & safe. Learn what you can do by exploring these resources to promote diversity.

Section 4: Honor Boundaries & Legalities

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.

1 page

Explore which state laws go above & beyond federal laws regarding employment discrimination.

1 page

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.

Section 5: Stand Up for What's Right
Lead the charge by being the change you wish to see at your organization. Find out the steps you can take to embrace diversity & make your workplace open & welcome.
3 pages

Work through this thought exercise & practice how you would respond to challenging real life situations regarding gender & sexual differences in the workplace.

1 page

Consider these inspiring quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Audre Lorde on the importance of embracing difference.

Section 6: Put It to Work

Consider this final piece of advice on the platinum rule as you work to respect gender & sexual differences.

2 pages

Use the tips & tools in this printable PDF to help you respect gender & sexual differences.

5 questions

Assess your readiness to respect gender & sexual differences. You need an 80% to pass.

Section 7: Course 2 – Assert Yourself

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.

Section 8: Know Yourself
1 page

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.

1 page

What's your natural response in a stressful situation? Take this assessment to find out.

Section 9: Communicate Effectively

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.

1 page

Take a look at these typical work interactions. How would you respond?

Section 10: Practice Self-Awareness

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.

1 page

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.

1 page

Print out these quotes to stay inspired & on track.

Section 11: Be Deliberate in Delivery

Being assertive might mean sharing information that someone is not going to like. If you don't like to upset people or you who highly values keeping relationships in good terms, this might be hard for you. But when you are in difficult conversations remember to keep to the facts. Avoid sugarcoating & elaborate explanations. Learn how to be direct & respectful.

1 page

Your body language & the way you deliver your messages goes a long way in emphasizing or undermining your words. Check out this interaction to learn more.

1 page

Ending sentences with a rising inflection or upward intonation is often termed “uptalk” or “upspeak” & it's something a lot of people do, especially women, when they're trying to relate to someone without coming across as pushy. Thomas Linneman, Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of William & Mary studied this linguistic habit. Let Linneman help you tone down your uptalk for better results.

Section 12: Put It to Work

Think about this final piece of advice on role-playing being assertive with someone you trust as you work to assert yourself.

4 pages

Use the tips & tools in this printable PDF to help you assert yourself.

5 questions

Assess your readiness to assert yourself. You need an 80% to pass.

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Instructor Biography

Eleventure Team, Higher Learning. @ Work

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.

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