Prepare: Task 2
“Diversity is about celebrating and valuing how different we all are. This is strongly linked with promoting human rights and freedoms, based on principles such as dignity and respect. Diversity is about recognising, valuing, and taking account of people’s different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, and experiences, and encouraging and using those differences to create a productive and effective workforce.
Diversity is something that applies to everyone and should be part of everything we do. It is an important part of our work and not just a side issue. It requires everyone to play a full part. It is important to recognise that none of us fit neatly into separate ‘packages’ which can be neatly labelled or discriminated against.”
By completing this activity you will begin to develop self-awareness of own culture, language and identity to move towards a place of understanding and respect of cultural diversity issues.
Apply Your Thinking:
Diversity Health Check Questionnaire
Take some time to reflect on the questions outlined in the Diversity Healthcheck below. Write unfiltered notes in response to each prompt and answer the reflective question.