- If you're a lynda.com member, then you have access to the exercise files for this course. I have included a Sample Audit Plan, and a Strategic Plan template with a few examples to get you started. I've also included a sample Healthy Workplace Policy. To help with recruiting, I've provided a list of ideas for expanding your talent pool, along with sample language for job postings and interview questions. Finally, I've included sample language for your Performance Evaluation forms, and ideas for diversity training topics. I encourage you to download these files, and follow along as we go through this course.
She outlines a process for creating a strategic plan and benchmarks for success. To bring your plan to life, she provides tips for implementing a diversity policy, recruiting and hiring, and asking diversity-related questions during interviews. (Compliance issues are also discussed along the way.) Catherine also explains how to integrate diversity within the performance management processes, including measuring employees on their ability to work well with others and measuring managers on their ability to drive and implement diversity initiatives.
Last, she covers "people practices," such as improving communication through open-door policies and ensuring work-life balance accommodates employees' lives and family responsibilities. When you're faced with organizational challenges, such as resistance to change, prejudice, or fear, Catherine provides tools to address them head-on.