Creating a more inclusive workplace benefits employees and employers

The modern workplace brings people together from all walks of life, including different religions, languages, races, lifestyles, locations and so much more. And while this transformation has allowed organizations to improve the talent pool, it has also brought on new challenges for creating an inclusive workplace where every employee feels comfortable and accepted.

Berlitz’s cultural diversity training is designed to provide supervisors and managers with the skills necessary to create a work environment that can accommodate staff from various backgrounds. These skills allow your business to reach its full potential by embracing the unique strengths of your diverse workforce.

Benefits of diversity training for your organization

Understanding the different types of diversity in the workplace

Our cultural diversity training programs are designed to bring awareness and understanding to all forms of diversity in the workplace, which extend far beyond simply where people are from or their ethnicity. 

To truly provide an inclusive workplace where all employees are empowered, organizations need to be aware of all the different aspects of diversity. 

  • Disabilities
  • Age
  • Pay
  • Genetic information
  • National origin
  • Race/color
  • Religion
  • Sex/gender
  • Sexual orientation

Our DEI programs address all forms diversity

Beyond just being aware of the different forms of diversity in the workplace, our DEI programs seek to dive into how these behaviors are demonstrated and how they impact other employees. 

Our cultural diversity training programs include lessons about topics including:

  • Accelerating inclusion​
  • Inclusive leadership​
  • Unconscious bias​
  • Microaggressions​
  • Race relations ​
  • Intersectionality​
  • Inclusive feedback – Constructive conversations​
  • Gender and generations​
  • Developing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies​

How our diversity training programs work

Our programs can be delivered online or in-person. Both options are delivered with a live, real-time instructor.

Both options can be adjusted for full and half day delivery. 

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The Six Levels of Culture

All Berlitz cultural training programs address the six levels of culture that impact people’s work-style preferences.

Cross Cultural Training for Business

  • National/Societal - What many people think of as the only type of culture, national cultures are the result of their country’s social, political and economic history.
  • Social Identity Group - Each ethnic, religious, social or demographic group in any given place has its own cultural norms.
  • Organizational - Organizations have their own unique cultures, often reflecting the vision and mission of the organization’s founders or current leaders.
  • Functional - Within each organization, functions have their own cultures. For example, the IT department might have a different culture than the marketing department.
  • Team - Building a team is not an easy task, even if the team’s members are all in the same department or have the same goals. The team leader is often the driver of their team’s culture.
  • Individual (inter and intra-personal) - Each person has their own unique culture, the result of their upbringing, education, career experiences, etc.

Cultural Awareness Training

One of the most important elements of a multicultural workforce is the ability to leverage cultural differences for the good of the organization and its employees. Cultural awareness training is the best way to create an inviting work environment that allows every employee to feel comfortable, confident and empowered to connect with others from different backgrounds.

Cultural awareness training centers around the concept that cultural gaps are behind many of the workplace conflicts, gaffes and missed opportunities that stunt business growth. Providing employees the tools they need to bridge cultural gaps and adapt to different situations can improve relationships, increase communication and reduce frustration in cross-cultural environments.

Cultural Diversity Training

Similar to cultural awareness training, cultural diversity training focuses on inclusion. It is essential to understand differences across cultures, and it is just as important to make every workplace inclusive for people from these different cultures.

Berlitz’s cultural diversity training is designed to provide supervisors and managers with the skills necessary to create a work environment that can accommodate staff from various backgrounds. These skills allow your business to reach its full potential by embracing the unique strengths of your diverse workforce.

Cross Cultural Communication Training

Businesses operate at maximum capacity when leadership and employees have honest, open and respectful communication. For multicultural organizations, keeping these communication channels open ensures operations run efficiently.

Cross-cultural communication training allows your business to streamline processes to avoid miscommunication, create more open channels and help employees feel empowered in multicultural situations.

Cultural Sensitivity Training

Multicultural businesses have tremendous potential to leverage their diversity for wide-reaching success. Cultural sensitivity training ensures an organization’s leadership and employees feel comfortable and empowered in the workplace, increasing engagement and productivity.

Berlitz’s cultural sensitivity training isolates cultural gaps present in the workplace and bridges them through combined learning, including assessment, identification and training, which leads to success both internally and with clients.

Cultural Consulting & Training Services with Berlitz

If you are interested in cultural solutions for your organization, contact Berlitz. Our cultural training programs are custom designed and provide solutions for your specific business needs, including:

  • Online instruction
  • Face-to-face training
  • Cultural consulting
  • Cultural assessments

Let us help your organization leverage culture for success.