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.)
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.
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
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
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
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 WorkExcel.com – each one is 575-600 words,
perfect for a 6-7 minute PowerPoint Training discussion on a sensitive topic.
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
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
Healthy, and Productive Employees is What Your PPT on Sensitivity is Shooting
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 PowerPoint2Webcourse.com or ppt2web.net 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!