Is Diversity Training Necessary?
For the most part, respondents to November's "FaxForum" survey support diversity-training programs. But only for the most part. Seventy-nine percent of respondents said they believe diversity training is necessary. Twenty-two percent said it is not necessary, and 7 percent said they were undecided.
The most striking aspect of the responses was the vehemence people showed for their views, on both sides of the issue. Many attached extra sheets of paper to explain their responses.
"Diversity work connects people," said a trainer with a New Mexico health-care organization, "and addresses us/them barriers of all kinds. If human beings don't need training to value differences, …
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Publication information: Article title: Is Diversity Training Necessary?. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Training & Development. Volume: 48. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 1994. Page number: 26. © 1991 American Society for Training & Development, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1994 Gale Group.
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