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​Reduce Risk with Workplace Sensitivity Training PowerPoints (ppt) Turned into Online Training Courses

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When employees come together, everything in that makes them up as people comes with them. One tool to improve workforce cohesion and influence employee behaviors in the direction of what is positive and helpful for the employer is provide a Workplace Sensitivity Training PowerPoint (PPT) on all the topics that you detect as areas of risk for your company. (Not that I am using this phrase "Workplace Sensitivity Training PowerPoint (PPT) with this blog post as a search term, so bear with me.)

Use Voice Narration in Sensitivity Training for a Bigger Impact with Your PPT

Because you will never reach all of your employees at one time in an auditorium, breakroom, or cafeteria, you will need to convert your PowerPoint into online training another format that will enable you to reach the masses.

Without doing this, you are enslaved to the audio/visual monster and force to do multiple live trainings, which is a waste of time. So, start by making sure your PowerPoint is narrated. You can see an example of such a PowerPoint turned into an online course in this example.

Now your employees can be educated and trained 24 hours a day and you an rapidly ensure compliance with a personalized certificate of completion they obtain at the end of the course.

Is anger management part of workplace sensitivity education?

The next recommended step is to make all of your workplace sensitivity courses and training required as part of your orientation for new employees along with your employee assistance program.

If you do this, and also require all employees to complete the training, you will notice a dramatic change in your work culture and a more positive workplace.

Refresher Training is Powerful for Sensitivity Training

Periodically, you should reintroduce refresher training with the same basic concepts. Whether you know it or not, you are actually “selling and marketing” to your workforce the improved and civil behaviors that you want and expect them to have toward the benefit of your work organization and employee well-being.

What the rationale in all of this? Very simply, employees come with positive and negative baggage and this can damage a respectful workplace. They don’t leave any of it at the front door. This is commonly said about trouble employees. For decades, employee assistance program training has put forth this axiom saying, “Trouble employees don’t live their problems at the front door when they come to work.”

This same axiom is true for everything that makes up an employee’s psyche. Unfortunately, few HR managers are aware of this dynamic, and if they are, they are not sure how to easily intervene with it. Developing a Workplace Sensitivity Training PowerPoint (PPT) on any of topics shown below is easy, and you can get started with a $17 handout from – each one is 575-600 words, perfect for a 6-7 minute PowerPoint Training discussion on a sensitive topic.

Workplace sensitivity training ppt often refers to diversity awareness

Fortunately, this solution is easily addressed, and your budget can be very small in order to address it, and in some cases you may be able to get interns to do every bit of it for free. I am going to outline the steps and show you how.
PowerPoints on Sensitivity Training Should Target Behaviors

Employee biases, bad habits, insecurities, impulsive behavior, thoughts, myths and misconceptions, and a bunch of other stuff come with them through the front door of your workplace.

The reality is that this monstrous mixed bag of goodies will influence conflicts, communication (both verbal and non-verbal), morale, motivation, bullying, civility, diversity awareness, anger management, violence in the workplace, gossip, passive aggressive behaviors, team building, attendance, initiative, and the type of work culture your organization establishes.

Some of these influences will be good for everyone and create a work culture in positive ways, but other will create varying degrees of risk to the employer and potential jeopardize productivity, and even safety of fellow workers and customers.

Happy, Healthy, and Productive Employees is What Your PPT on Sensitivity is Shooting for.
The rationale sensitivity training ppt topics is of course to have employees that are happy, healthy, and productive. Employees are every organization’s greatest resource, so investing them makes complete sense.

Although it is beyond the scope of this post, I argue strongly that offering this training to employees reduces risk, and therefore, it reduces exposure to legal claims related to these topics and many more. And, who pays legal claims after the first $25-50K of deductible? Insurance companies do.

Give Your Sensitivity Training PPT to Your Insurance Carrier!

So, here is the revelation. If you are doing this training, demand an insurance discount to pay for it—even 5% (like many insurance companies already do for having a drug free workplace policy in place and doing awareness training) can offset a large companies insurance bill by thousands of annual dollars.

The insurance payout exposure above is often associated with Employment Practices Liability Insurance. This relates to sexual harassment in the workplace, wrong termination, racial discrimination, and other legal claim areas where 10s of millions of dollars have been paid out to cover damages for major and minor troublesome behaviors.

There are Many Workplace Sensitivity Topics, and for PPT, the Biggest is Diversity Awareness Training

Make PowerPoints include sensitivity topics that address sexual harassment, positive workplace, diversity awareness, civility, respect in the workplace, emotional intelligence, anger management, effective communication, getting along with your supervisor (biggie), and not being a bystander to abuse at work.

Your PowerPoints (ppt) for sensitivity training should encourage employees to be “change agents”—those are people who decide to step in when they see abuse and point it out. This peer-driven corrective action is more powerful than any supervisor, policy, or electric cattle prod! People cower in the face of peer confrontation. This dynamic has many applications. I could write an entire post on it.

Give training in sensitivity right out of the starting gate when your employees begin working at your company. Send them to a Web course or online training and make them print a certificate of completion so they can prove, and you can prove later that you took due care in educating workers and raising awareness levels to correspond with your policies.

(Yes, create policies that help reduce risk and insure sensitivity to others in the workplace that your ppt is discussing are reflect in management’s position on these topics.)

Don’t forget the training of your supervisors and managers. In fact, train them first. They are the role models. And, expect them to support top management’s position on have a sensitive and positive workforce that demonstrate tolerance in every way discussed in the civil rights legislation. Supervisor have enormous influence, and many practice bullying behaviors. When shooting in the workplace occur, 15% of the victims are supervisors according to the USA bureau of labor statistics.

There is much you can do to reduce risk in your organization with workplace sensitivity training ppt products and education programs, and now you know these tools are not expensive to create and install on pages within your company Web site.

The simple formula for creating your own respect in the workplace program for sensitivity is to do the following:

1. Google, what should respect training include.
2. Come up with 15 questions that you want to answer in such training
3. Go to a copyrighting service on the Internet and have draft an article (not a PowerPoint) that answers these questions.
4. Have the narrative proofread
5. Have the workplace sensitivity training ppt cut up into 30 words on a slide. Do not break sentences to the next slide.

6. Hire a voice to make MP3 files for each slide
7. Hire some to place one image per sentence on to the slide.
8. Hire someone to time the words and the images to the voice
9. Use or to create online training for you with these materials.

Hand the course to your Web master and you are done! Good luck and if you have a question for me about how to create a online training course or a PowerPoint training on sensitivity in the workplace and work culture, give me a call!

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