Experiential activities help students understand workplace diversityThis book shows readers how to create an inclusive work environment and culture that can value and leverage the contributions of all members, regardless of personal characteristics that are not pertinent to the job. To achieve this, the book provides a comprehensive set of learning activities that address issues related to workplace diversity.  Drawing on a variety of work settings, including both business and not-for-profit organizations, Managing a Diverse Workforce, Third Edition will be an invaluable asset for human resource development courses in departments of management, public administration, and human services. It is a perfect companion to core texts on workforce diversity, including Gary Powell's Women and Men in Management, Fourth Edition (SAGE).

Networking Role Play

Networking role play
  • To demonstrate how people form connections in an informal setting.
  • To identify behaviors that facilitate and inhibit the formation of connections.
Time:60 to 75 minutes


Much popular writing has emphasized the value of personal networks in searching for and obtaining desirable jobs and in promoting advancement within organizations. In fact, some organizations promote networking among women professionals to counteract the exclusion of women from “old boy” networks. Women and men with more fully developed organizational networks are likely to see their career success enhanced. However, interactions that take place in informal settings may be just as important in influencing how others see us and what our working relationships with them are like. Diverse networks can enhance individuals' social capital. The purpose ...

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