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What is Sensitivity Training?

The foundations of Sensitivity Training first appeared in 1946 by a man named Kurt Lewin, around the same time that group therapy developed in response to wartime traumatic stress disorders. Sensitivity Training has since further evolved to become applicable to groups in organizations, involving skills that include the ability to develop authentic relationships with others. In some aspects, it has been likened to group psychotherapy; creating a safe space to explore self-awareness, perception and group dynamics, and invest in personal development.

In Sensitivity Training, you will be working in a group and understanding your perception of others and your role within the group, working with the principles of:

  • Awareness - being aware of your own cultural biases, assumptions, and beliefs about yourself and others.
  • Respect - the ability to consider other cultures as equally valid and viable as your own
  • Humility - considering what others may experience and recognizing that yours is not the only perspective in the conversation
  • Open-Mindedness - an attitude of inquiry into what others may feel, believe or experience.

You will learn to facilitate good working relationships as well as grow in self-awareness. Part of that self-reflection will involve learning about your communication style and responses to what others say, as much unnecessary conflict can occur from misinterpretation.  Training will also address issues such as gender and multicultural sensitivity as well as sensitivity towards the disabled.

Overall, learners will understand the tools for how to build and keep a mutually-respectful atmosphere where harassment and discrimination are not tolerated.

Sensitivity Training Courses

Sensitivity Training courses cover a range of areas including:

  • Promoting a Diverse & Harassment-Free Workplace
  • Enhancing Diversity, Respect & Sensitivity within the Workplace
  • Sensitivity Training for Doctors
  • Preventing Harassment in the Workplace
  • Effectively Manage & Communicate in a Diverse Workplace

In a Sensitivity Training course, depending on the training provider, you might study the following topics:

  • All applicable federal and state laws
  • Recognize the actions/words/behaviors that are really causing people to claim harassment or discrimination
  • Understand the 'gray areas' that can contribute to a "hostile work environment" harassment or discrimination claim
  • Recognize that people's perceptions of us influence their reality
  • Identify where or how our communication/behavior style may be contributing to a potentially negative perception from employees, co-workers or superiors
  • Preventing insensitivity, harassment or disrespectful behavior before it happens

It’s not just managers or human resources departments that should attend Sensitivity Training courses.  Anyone who needs to interact, collaborate and make decisions with others to achieve their goals can benefit from some extra knowledge in how to earn trust from others and navigate situations with those different from themselves. In other words, everyone and every company can benefit from Sensitivity Training!

Formats of Training

Classroom learning

Classroom learning is the best place to benefit from group practice and discussion given the content of this subject! Times and prices vary, so check all details before applying.

On-site / Company specific

Why not get your whole company onboard and have a facilitator train your employees together? Request more information from specific training providers to obtain a quote.

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