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8 hours

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You will have 30 days to complete this course before it expires.  If you do not complete the course within the time limited, you will have to pay to take the course again. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:   This course was designed to meet the mandates covering the topic Cultural Diversity.  This course was created to increase awareness of the various dimensions of diversity, to examines one’s own cultural diversity and how your identity impacts your relationships with others, to identify generational differences and the positive outcome for the communication of those differences, to gain an understanding of diversity in the workplace, to become aware of your beliefs about gender traits and roles, and to understand the premise of Law Enforcement as a Culture.

The demographic makeup of our United States society has changed dramatically over the last 25 years and is continuing to do so. Living and working in our society will require each of us to become increasingly aware of the challenges involved in this cultural change.  The changes our society is experiencing go beyond the diversities of race and gender.  Within each culture lies a multitude of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. These diversities, or dimensions, are multifaceted and are a direct result of an individual’s experiences associated with many factors to include generational eras, social contacts, families and friendships, and the work environment.

To some, diversity is a buzzword for political correctness. To others, it means individual groups or individuals are more important than the whole. For if each part or individual does not operate in relation to a greater mission, or to the whole, the system breaks apart and doesn’t work. Thus each is important, but functions as part of a larger, integrated whole to achieve a creative, respectful functionality.

Diversity training is a basic component of this quality whole. The purpose of this training is not just to inform, but to increase awareness and understanding; leading to the development of skills that will refine positive communication and enhance productivity in the workforce.  Diversity is then defined as the collective strength of experiences, skills, talents, perspectives and cultures that each person brings to the whole. This integrated whole will be the subject of this diversity training.



TARGET AUDIENCE:  Texas law enforcement officers and anyone interested in the topic





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