National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Caroline B. Pinto
Principal Consultant, ICDR Australia Pty Ltd

Dr. Zane Ma Rhea
National Centre for Gender and Cultural Diversity, Swinburne University of Technology

Making a Difference - The Personal Effectiveness in Diversity Program

This workshop is an introduction to the Personal Effectiveness in Diversity Program, a program premised on the belief that diversity management strategies and initiatives must deliver tangible outcomes in order to instil confidence.

It is not a program that will turn non-believers into believers. The Program takes diversity from a concept to something that is tangible, practical, workable and understandable for any leader who understands that successfully managing diversity will give their company a competitive advantage.

The program assists participants to address diversity in the way it makes sense to them by focussing on specific outcomes tailored to business needs as described by the participant in their action learning plan.

The approach combines self-paced and self-directed learning with a structured coaching program over 10 weeks. Included in the program are: a personal assessment phase; an introductory one-day workshop; a series of weekly one-to-one coaching sessions; and a final evaluation workshop.

Caroline B. Pinto works as the principal consultant for ICDR Australia Pty
Ltd and its learning arm the Diversity and Learning Institute, concerning
herself with increasing the ability of people to work better together. She
developed the Personal Effectiveness In Diversity Program, as a professional
development process for people who address issues of social justice and
inclusion within corporate Australia.

Dr Zane Ma Rhea works at the National Centre for Gender and Cultural
Diversity, Swinburne University of Technology. She crosses higher education and corporate spheres, facilitating courses to conducting research about the management of diversity in Australia. She and her colleague, Dr Sue Lewis, have developed an evaluative framework for diversity management training that explicitly focuses on social justice and Inclusivity issues within corporate Australia.

Presentation Type
60 min Workshop

University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

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