DIVERSITY & THE BRAIN: WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
The central reason so many diversity-training programs fail is they spend so much time on surface level issues such as race, gender, sexual orientation and any other category you can think of without recognizing the importance of the brain - watch our video to learn how brain chemistry affects Diversity Management in the Workplace.
We experience a dopamine effect when we interact with someone who looks like us, talks like us, acts like us, talks like us. We biologically feel good in their presence and they became members of our In-Group. But the reverse is also true: when we encounter someone in our Out-Group who does not look, talk, or act like us then our brains experience a cortisol effect, which is a stress hormone, and we automatically feel fear.
GCI's program is built in such a way to overcome these biological barriers and provide true and effective diversity training for your organization.
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Diversity, Engagement, and Inclusion: Our Process
At GCI, we understand your future success depends on the training and development of your in house management. Our DEI training has been voted as one of the most effective tools for proactively creating diversity management while also improving employee relations initiatives throughout the United States. Here's how it works:
The GCI Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion Assessment is specifically geared toward providing organizations an in depth understanding of their staff, from the corporate to line level employees.
The purpose of these formal and informal discussions is to gain an in depth understanding of the issues and challenges facing the employees – from their perspective.
GCI has a patented measurement tool that quantifies the progression of the Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion process. The key is to ensure that the diversity needs of the organization are being properly implemented in a manner that addresses the critical needs of the employment base while fostering a management culture of excellence.
GCI’s approach to diversity training has been described as a “complete breath of fresh air” because we expand the conversation about diversity. We inspire and challenge the audience in such a way that people walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation of our commonalities, leaving the audience with actionable steps to achieve their personal and corporate goals.