Diversity Training

The Power of Respectful Language

Respectful Language Course

This workplace diversity training course is an essential guide to best practices for written and oral communication in the workplace. As part of the Respect and Inclusion Online Diversity Training Series, the Power of Respectful Language course focuses on identifying and eliminating disrespectful language choices, as well as how to approach complicated issues, such as reclaimed language and hidden stereotypes or unconscious biases.  

An organizational culture that incorporates respectful language training into their diversity programs will be able to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse pool of candidates. Successful businesses and organizations develop diversity training programs that create inclusive environments and allow their employees to thrive without fear of harassment or discrimination. Educating employees using our online diversity training makes them aware of the positive effects of using respectful language in all workplace communications, whether it's email, phone calls, instant messaging, or other communications.

After completing this online diversity training, your staff will understand the relationship between respectful language and their workplace environment, the danger of disrespectful language choices, how to avoid reinforcing stereotypes, and best practices for reclaimed language and de-gendering pronouns. Participants will also gain insight on responding to offensive language in the workplace, how to avoid singling individuals out with unrelated information, and resources for learning more about diversity and language choices.

The Importance of Language

People are often unaware how values and attitudes are reflected in word choice and how certain language could be perceived as stereotypes or even discriminatory towards others. What we say and how we say it is one of the most powerful tools we have to develop successful diversity programs.

Workplace Answers’ online Power of Respectful Language course helps you and your employees avoid unintended offensive language by cultivating awareness of commonplace stereotypes, prejudice, and unconscious biases in everyday communication. This diversity training also teaches appropriate ways of expressing and communicating ideas while avoiding language that could offend people of different cultures.

  • Tips on how to avoid reinforcing stereotypes and unspoken norms
  • Provides insight on the relationship between respectful language and workplace environment
  • Insight on responding to offensive language at work
  • Explains the danger of disrespectful language choices
  • Best practices for reclaimed language and de-gendering pronouns
  • How to avoid singling individuals out with unrelated information
  • Resources for learning more about diversity and language choices
  • Guide to best practices for written and oral communication at work
  • Identifying and eliminating disrespectful language in the workplace

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