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Video Preview: Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity Training with Dr. Denise Dennis

Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity Training in the Workplace

Working effectively with different cultures is an essential skill for anyone who is employed in a culturally diverse environment. However, fostering respect and acknowledgement of our differences while avoiding assumptions or labels can be challenging given our human tendency to want to categorize other people.

In this video preview of our customizable employee training course, Dr. Denise Dennis will explain why cultural sensitivity is important in the workplace for both employees and the clients, customers, or patients they serve. She'll discuss our biases, some cultural generalizations, and the many challenges we face in our efforts to be respectful of each other. Most importantly, she'll share some simple strategies to improve communication and interactions.

In the full cultural sensitivity training program, Dr. Dennis will explore these topics in much greater depth. Through discussions and interactive exercises, participants will learn how to recognize inappropriate workplace behaviors related to cultural sensitivity, discover the "Platinum Rule," and identify ways to improve interpersonal communication and interactions with individuals of different cultural backgrounds for a more cohesive and productive workplace.

Interested in Bringing this Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity Course to Your Workplace?

The full version this course can be customized to suit the needs and initiatives of any organization. Contact us today to find out how to bring this topic and instructor -- or any of our over 200 course topics -- to your facility. Some organizations may even be eligible to receive grant funding for this training to develop the skills of their employees for no out-of-pocket expense.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Denise Dennis's cultural sensitivity and diversity course or any other other customized employee training courses offered through OCPE, please contact us:

Sharon Gutterman, Senior Program Coordinator
Email: gutterman@njaes.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-7701

About Dr. Denise Dennis, Cultural SensitivityTraining Instructor

Dr. Denise Dennis is the owner/leader transformation coach at Prepared Mind Coaching, LLC, where she offers individual and group coaching programs and leadership development training on topics such as team building, conflict management, and interpersonal communication. She has worked in the fields of education, training and coaching for over 20 years and shares her knowledge, experience, and passion for helping clients create positive change through the corporate training she provides to workforce development grant recipients.

In addition to teaching courses through Rutgers OCPE, Dr. Dennis is a Professor of Psychology at Bloomfield College. She served as the Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Science between 2006 and 2012. In the past, she was an Assistant Professor of Management at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College/City University of New York.

Her previous employment experience includes working as an Outplacement Consultant at Drake Beam Morin and as President/Senior Consultant at The Orris Center, Inc. In these positions, she provided leadership coaching and training for new leaders, coached individuals through career transitions, and developed and facilitated a variety of professional skills training workshops. These workshops covered topics such as career development, conflict resolution, team building, time management, cultivating the leader within, college survival skills, and more.

Dr. Dennis earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from North Carolina State University. Prior to studying at North Carolina State, she received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She has an Online Teaching Certification from Bloomfield College. Dr. Dennis is a Professional Certified Career Coach and a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst. She has published a self-help coaching book entitled, Make That Change! Eight Steps for Crafting Your Ideal Life.