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Diversity Training for DDS Staff and Private Providers

When: March 13, 2008, June 6, 2008, September 9, 2008 and October 10, 2008

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Locations will vary - Held regionally, please see announcement and registration form

Description: This introductory level training session will offer participants from all levels of the organization an opportunity to explore differences in individual and group identity; enhance understanding of discrimination and hate crimes and what protections are available; enhance skills for dealing with inter-personal and inter-group diversity-related conflict; as well as finding a common ground on which to build work relationships and a ‘diversity-positive’ organizational culture.

Connecticut law mandates that all state employees receive a minimum of 3 hours of diversity training. This training is a 4 hour training which is required for all new DDS employees to attend and will give employees the skills they need to promote awareness of and respect for diversity in the workplace. In this class, participants will learn:

  • Information about the federal and state laws concerning discrimination and hate crimes
  • Standards for working with and serving people from diverse populations
  • Strategies for addressing differences that may arise in a diverse work environment

We would like to thank The Kennedy Center in Trumbull, CT for hosting another session this year at their agency. Additionally, we would like to recognize the following private provider agencies who have partnered with DDS in successfully facilitating these trainings:

Innovative Childrens Environmental Services Inc.
Marrakech Inc.
New England Residential Services
Seacorp Inc.
Sunrise Northeast
The Kennedy Center

Please view the Brochure & Registration