Training and development needed for successful diversity plan

By Adam Kaminsky
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

Often, when employees hear they are being sent for diversity or cultural awareness training, they react as though they’re being punished. To many, this soft-skill training feels a bit like an adult version of a trip to the principal’s office for misbehaving.

This is just one of the many challenges faced by companies that want to implement training programs to make their organization more inclusive. Training departments often face a number of obstacles to implementing diversity training programs, but these challenges can be overcome.

Why diversity?