Behavioral indicators of Diversity & Respect include:
- Welcomes, includes, and demonstrates respect for individuals from all groups, including the various characteristics of persons in our community.
For rating definitions and behavioral examples of the Diversity & Respect behavioral competency in the Non-Faculty Performance Evaluation, please refer to the Performance Evaluation - Competencies and Ratings Overview.
- Training & development
The following are recommended trainings and activities designed to enhance competency-related knowledge, skills and/or abilities.
Instructor Led Training
- Developing Cultural Competence in the Workplace
- Fostering Respect in a Diverse Workplace
- Interpersonal Communication Skills
- Bridging the Gap - The Multigenerational Workforce
- Lost in Translation: Navigating Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
- Preventing Sexual Harassment Supervisory Overview
- Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion (TrainTraq course #2111243)
- Generations at Work (TrainTraq course #2111862)
- ADA for Supervisors and Faculty (TrainTraq course #211125)
- Effective Hiring Practices (TrainTraq course #2111264)
- Participate in workplace diversity committees and activities.
- Attend presentations, programs, discussions and activities that provide you with new experiences and insights.
- Participate in campus programs that provide opportunities to interact with those from different backgrounds.
- Make an effort to interact with co-workers who are different from you and learn about their backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures.
- Coaching suggestions
The following are recommended strategies a supervisor can utilize to support an employee’s competency development.
- Model appropriate behavior by welcoming and seeking diverse perspectives.
- Encourage employee to volunteer for assignments or responsibilities that will build the employee’s exposure to diversity.
- Support employee's interest in participating in campus diversity-related presentations, training and programs.
- Reward and praise behaviors that reflect workplace demonstration of diversity and respect.
Links and External Resources
- Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity
- Department of Multicultural Services
- Texas A&M University Diversity Plan
- Texas A&M University Calendars
- BBC Interfaith Calendar
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education
- Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice by Lee Anne Bell, Maurianne Adams, and Pat Griffin (2007)
- Developing Competency to Manage Diversity: Readings, Cases & Activities by Taylor Cox and Ruby L Beale (1997)
- 110 Experiences for Multicultural Learning by Paul Pedersen (2004)
- Burmeister, Misti. From Boomers To Bloggers: Success Strategies Across Generations. Virginia: Synergy Press, 2008.
- Lancaster, Lynne C., and David Stillman. When Generations Collide: Who They Are, Why They Clash, How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work. New York: HarperCollins, 2002. Print.
- Wendover, Robert W. Crossing the Generational Divide: from Boomers to Zoomers. Shawnee Mission, KS: National Publications, 2007. Print.
- Zemke, Ron, Claire Raines, and Bob Filipczak. Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace. New York: AMACOM, 2000.