A Respectful Workplace: ARWP
State of Alaska Valuing Diversity Vision Statement
The State of Alaska, as an employer and service provider, recognizes the need to respect and treat equally all people it hires and serves. We also recognize that the state is in a position to teach by example and offer leadership in sensitivity to diversity. Our concept of diversity is broad, extending beyond those categories of peoples formally recognized and protected by law. Valuing the diversity of a workforce representative of all Alaskans enriches the quality of our service to the people of Alaska.
This half-day course is designed to provide you with knowledge of your rights and responsibilities under key state and federal Equal Employment Opportunity law including how to recognize characteristics of inappropriate behavior. You will also have knowledge of your choices in dealing with disrespectful behavior.
Course Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this half-day course participants will:
- have knowledge of your rights and responsibilities under state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
- have knowledge of how to recognize characteristics of illegal, offensive and disrespectful workplace behaviors.
- understand that both supervisors and employees alike share the responsibility for creating and maintaining a respectful workplace that is free of harassing, intimidating, and/or discriminatory behavior.
- have knowledge of how attitudes such as bias, prejudice and stereotypic thinking influence behavioral choices which negatively impact the work environment.
- have knowledge of the importance of taking personal responsibility in promoting respect in the workplace.