The Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP) is a self-assessment tool that has helped millions of individuals improve working relationships among diverse co-workers and customers. How? By increasing the awareness of participants' behaviors and showcasing how they directly affect other employees.
How It Works
The Diversity Awareness Profile is a 24-item self-assessment based on research gathered from focus groups, interviews, and thousands of diversity training sessions over the past 20 years. Participants analyze their results and discover their specific style of awareness based on five categories:
- Naïve: People in this category do not realize they exhibit biased behavior
- Perpetuator: People in this category are aware of their biases and prejudices and are aware that their behavior offends others
- Avoider: People in this category are aware of biases in themselves and others. They are working on their known prejudices, but they are reluctant to address inappropriate behaviors by others
- Change Agent: In this category, people are not only aware of biases in themselves and others – they also realize the negative impacts of acting on those biases
- Fighter:People in this category are constantly aware of behaviors that seem to be biased or prejudiced, and they confront others strongly
Uses and Applications
The Diversity Awareness Profile is a powerful assessment helping participants:
- Increase their awareness of the perceptions they have of others
- Assess the behaviors that most influence interaction with others
- Modify behaviors to build respect for others.
- Kick start a diversity training program
- Improve upon an existing program
- Gauge diversity awareness and the necessity of action within your organization
- Transform their diverse workforce from a liability to a strategic advantage
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
- Become more aware of their behaviors and actions, whether overt or subtle
- Evaluate and understand how their behavior can affect a person of a different culture, gender, or ethnic background
- Identify instances that devalue others through small, subconscious behaviors and micro-inequities
Product Type: Assessment and workshop. The Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session.
Target Audience: Employees at all levels.
Measures: Diversity awareness in your workplace.
Dimensions: Compassion, social awareness, communication, and team synergy.
Time Required: Two hours.
What to Order
Starter Kit: Order One Kit for Up to Five Participants and One Trainer.
The Starter Kit includes a Facilitator Guide and a 5-pack of Paper Assessments.
Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer.
The Facilitator Guide includes background information, administrative guidelines, step-by-step workshop outline, and sample participant materials. Facilitator materials will be available as a digital download link in your order confirmation.
Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.
The Paper Assessment is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment. It provides pressure-sensitive forms for manual scoring.
About the Authors
Karen Stinson is the founder and CEO of the nationally-respected Minneapolis-based ProGroup Inc., one of the country's first diversity consulting and training firms. She is renowned for her innovative diversity concepts and tools that have served as the cornerstone of diversity programs worldwide.