In this course, Students’ will examine Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace through the lens of an employer and employee, what it means for team leaders and managers, including conflict management, communication skills, and team building.
Contemporary issues related to race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, nationality and ethnicity will also be explored in this course. This course explores what Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion look like inside and outside of the office, and how we can transform today’s world for a better tomorrow.
Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to recognize the need for change in their environment and how to apply skills to meet those demands.
Students will be able to solve complex diversity issues with intercultural awareness and problem-solving skills. Students will study change management and inclusion of people of all communities, e.g., LGBTQIA2S+, people with disabilities, different religious beliefs, and systemic racism.
At the end of this course, you will be able to identify and initiate change for a healthy workplace environment. Students will be able to formulate and apply practical decision-making skills to improve work and social settings.
Inspiring purpose and enabling success, Sharon Seidler is an experienced dispute resolution practitioner, creative serial entrepreneur, thoughtful human resources professional, engaging course developer, instructor, and motivating professional coach. She has experience in multiple industries, having worked in community, public, private, union and non-unionized organizations over the past 32 years. During this time, she has gained proficiencies in international and virtual workforce development, cultural revitalization, collaborative trusts, innovative change, employee engagement, labour relations, organizational effectiveness, learning development and instruction.
Sharon holds certificates in Human Resource Management from the University of Alberta, Professional and Adult Learning Instruction from the Northern Institute of Technology and Conflict Resolution and LEAN Six-Sigma Yellow-Belt from Kansas State University. She is also a licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent (producer) in Alberta and Arizona. She is currently an active member of the Kansas State Supreme Court Advisory Council, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Society for Human Resources Management. She holds a leadership role on the Education, Research and Training Committee with the Association for Conflict Resolution.
As an experiential learning instructor, Sharon unites her work and personal experience with research, theory and application to generate an experiential learning setting geared toward student and apprentice growth. In her personal life, Sharon is a wife, friend, step-mom and grandma, sister and daughter. She enjoys active social time with her friends, family and colleagues.
*Subject to change without notice
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools (Zoom for Education) to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.
January 05, 2021 – February 23, 2021
Registration fee for this course is $720.
TextBook: Brown, Jennifer. (2017). Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To ChangeHardcover
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.