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Pfeiffer?s Classic Activities for Diversity Training provides a wide range of approaches -- activities, exercises, and models -- to help understand and leverage a diverse workforce. This essential resource offers a ?valuing? approach that puts the emphasis on reframing diversity in the workplace as an opportunity to improve organizational performance. A compilation of material carefully chosen from three decades of the Pfeiffer Annuals and Handbooks, Pfeiffer?s Classic Activities for Diversity Training is a treasure chest of sound theory and practical tools that can be put to use immediately whether you're a trainer or a consultant.

This mix of articles, activities, and instruments -- including questionnaires and surveys -- supports training on such critical topics as managing diversity, preventing sexual harassment, understanding generational differences, organizational value conflicts, disability awareness, intercultural negotiation, relationship building, the effects of culture on behavior and work style, understanding employee motivation, and much more.

Order your copy today and get a time-tested collection of working tools for understanding and maximizing the potential of workplace diversity.


Jack Gordon served for fifteen years (1985-2000) as chief editor of Training Magazine, North America's leading monthly covering workplace training and development. His articles and columns on training subjects have appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, San Diego Chronicle, and Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is the editor of six titles in the Pfeiffer Classic Activities Series.


How to Use This Resource.


Part 1: Presentation and Discussion Resources.

1. Danger—Diversity Training Ahead: Addressing the Myths of Diversity Training and Offering Alternatives (Paula Grace).

2. Diversity and Organizational Change (Ginger Lapid-Bogda).

3. Diversity Display Table: An Activity and a Bibliography (Julie O’Mara).

4. Managing Diversity in the Workplace (S. Kanu Kogod).

5. Diversity and Team Development (Claire B. Halverson and Guillermo Cuellar).

6. Leveraging Difference and Diversity in Multicultural Teams: Virtually or Face-to-Face (Dianne Hofner Saphiere).

7. Preventing Sexual Harassment: Stop Shortchanging Your Organization with Diversion Programs (Harriet Cohen and Debbie Newman).

8. Consulting to Generation X (H.B. Karp and Danilo Sirias).

Part 2: Experiential Learning Activities.

Diversity—The Broad View.

1. Expanding the Scope of Diversity Programs: A New Model (Julie O’Mara).

2. Tortuga Place and Your Place: Understanding Diversity (C. Louise Sellaro, Anne M. McMahon, and Betty Jo Licata).

3. Diversity Quiz: Viewing Differences as Resources (Linda Eschenburg).

4. The Employment Case: Exploring Organizational Value Conflicts (Joann Keyton).

5. What’s Legal? Investigating Employment-Interview Questions (Robert J. (Jack) Cantwell).

The Usual Suspects—Race, Gender, Culture, and the Rest.

6. People with Disabilities: Understanding Diversity in the Workplace (Stephen P. Hanamura and Julie O’Mara).

7. Disability Awareness: Providing Equal Opportunities in the Training Environment (Robert William (Bob) Lucas).

8. Early Memories: Learning About Stereotypes (Renee Yuengling).

9. Managerial Characteristics: Exploring Stereotypes (Allen K. Gulezian).

10. What’s Your Gen X IQ? Heightening Intragroup Awareness (H.B. Karp and Danilo Sirias).

11. Bargaining, United Nations Style: Exploring the Impact of Cultural Values (Julia T. Oliver and John E. Oliver).

12. Merger Mania: Understanding Intercultural Negotiation (John Chesser).

Perception, Values, and Work Roles.

13. What You See: Examining Different Points of View (Anne M. McMahon and C. Louise Sellaro).

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14. Cultural Triangle: Determining the Effect of Values on Customer/Client Perceptions (Homer Warren, Anne M. McMahon, C. Louise Sellaro, and Carol Mikanowicz).

15. The Value Profile: Legitimizing Intergroup Differences (Edward F. Pajak).

16. Intergroup Clearing: A Relationship-Building Intervention (Lawrence C. Porter).

17. Intergroup Meeting: An Image Exchange (The Editors).

Part 3: Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys.

1. Diversity Awareness Assessment (David P. Tulin).

2. Cross-Cultural Interactive Preference Profile (Morris Graham and Dwight Miller).

3. Cultural-Context Inventory: The Effects of Culture on Behavior and Work Style (Claire B. Halverson).

4. The Sexual Harassment Survey: Exploring Gender Differences (John E. Oliver, Sarah Bartholomew Ellerbee, and S. Andrew Ostapski).

5. Attitudes Toward Women as Managers (ATWAM) (Edward B.Yost and Theodore T. Herbert).

6. Why Don’t They Do What I Want? Understanding Employee Motivation (Janet Winchester-Silbaugh).

7. The Behavior Description (John E. Oliver).

8. The Cognitive Style Inventory (Lorna P. Martin).

About the Editor.

Pfeiffer Publications Guide.