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Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP)

Facilitator's Guide


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Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP) by Karen M. Stinson
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First published in 1991, the Diversity Awareness Profile, commonly known as DAP, is a self-assessment tool that has helped millions of individuals in organizations improve working relationships among diverse co-workers and customers by increasing the awareness of their behavior toward people and how it affects them and how an individual s behavior affects others. The DAP is based on data gathered in a series of focus groups, interviews, and thousands of diversity training sessions over the past twenty years. The DAP highlights the fact that most people don't mean to discriminate, judge, or isolate others. The purpose of this 40-item instrument is to give people an opportunity to take a snapshot of their behaviors as they are interacting with others. The DAP Facilitator Guide, Second Edition, has been written to help facilitators successfully administer the DAP as a part of a diversity education curriculum. This fully-revised second edition walks facilitators through the preparation, administration, and debrief of the DAP. In addition, the guide offers key discussion questions and instructions on how to best help participants create individualized action plans. This package includes the Facilitator's Guide and one DAP assessment.

Author Biography

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 has been a pioneer in the diversity field for more than two decades. Stinson is renowned for her innovative diversity concepts and tools that have served as the cornerstone of diversity programs worldwide. She founded ProGroup in 1986, and has grown it into a multimillion dollar firm employing over 80 people. Stinson leads the development and implementation of a wide variety of unique customized diversity solutions. ProGroup has helped thousands of organizations in virtually every industry, including Fortune 500 companies, such as Deloitte, General Mills, American Family Insurance, HSBC Bank, Saks Fifth Avenue, Boeing, Disney, Denny's, Abbott, and many others. Stinson is a frequent speaker at diversity, leadership and trade conferences, including The Conference Board, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Linkage's Diversity Best Practices Summit, and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the latter which also awarded her the top Trainer of Trainers Award in the late 90s. She has frequently been interviewed by a wide variety of broadcast and print media, including CNBC, USA Today, Bloomberg, New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal.
Release date NZ
April 17th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Edition
Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
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