People are the most important resource for today's organizations. Organizations must invest in their employees to sustain a competitive advantage and achieve their strategic objectives. Strategic Training and Development translates theory and research into best practices for improving employee knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the workplace. Authors Robyn A. Berkley and David M. Kaplan take a holistic and experiential approach, providing ample practice opportunities for students. A strong focus on technology, ethics, legal issues, diversity and inclusion, and succession helps prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment.

Training for Differences: Understanding Culture and Diversity

Training for Differences: Understanding Culture and Diversity
Training for Differences: Understanding Culture and Diversity
Learning Objectives
  • Develop a training program for international employees taking Hofstede’s cultural dimensions into account.
  • Identify elements of organizational culture.
  • Critique onboarding programs to ensure they include recommended elements that span from recruitment through long-term mentoring programs.
  • Design orientation programs to meet corporate strategic objectives.
  • Summarize the different dimensions of diversity.
  • Discuss the importance of respecting differences in the workplace.
  • Recognize the stage of diversity awareness and consider those stages when designing a diversity training intervention.
  • Describe the ethical concerns associated with training, developing, and managing diverse others.
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