"Perspectives" Business Diversity Training

The Greater Mankato Diversity Council provides diversity awareness and promoting respect training for staff of area organizations through its Perspectives Business Curriculum. The Perspectives Business Curriculum is a multi-faceted, interchangeable diversity training module, developed by the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, that effectively addresses each individual business's diversity needs.

Mutual respect and civility has always been an important matter in the workplace.  Employees who feel welcomed and valued have better job performance.

Diversity Training from GMDC is customized to the needs of your organization.  We gather information about any areas of concern (recent changes in the composition of your workforce) or things your organization is being diligent about preventing (discrimination, sexual harassment).  We interview your staff and then create a plan for the training that includes tested curriculum elements.

Our primary trainer is Bukata Hayes, Executive Director of the Greater Mankato Diversity Council.

Organizations GMDC has worked with include:
Mankato Area Public Schools
  • District Leadership Team
  • New Teachers
  • Bridges Community School
  • Central Schools
  • Dakota Meadows Middle School
  • Eagle Lake Elementary
  • East High School
  • East Junior High School
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Garfield Elementary
  • Hoover Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Kennedy Elementary
  • Monroe Elementary
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • Rosa Parks Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
  • West High School
Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • President’s Extended Cabinet
  • Pan African Student Leadership Conference
  • Learning Communities
  • Nursing Classes
  • First Year Experience
  • Community Leadership
  • Asian-Pacific Islander Leadership Conference
  • College of Education Seminar
  • Business Classes
South Central College
  • Leadership Academy
  • Diversity Committee
  • President's Cabinet
  • North Mankato and Faribault Campuses
  • Global Conference
  • Faculty Inservices
City of Mankato
  • LEAD Academy
  • All Employee Workshops
  • City Circle Advisory Committee
  • Public Safety
Blue Earth County Probations
Mankato Clinic
  • Customer Service Seminars
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
  • Leadership Institute
  • Young Professionals
  • Intercity Leadership Visit Conference
Southern Minnesota Area Human Resources Association
Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Pastoral Services 
Kato Engineering
Living Links
  • Women's Leadership Institute 
Nicollet County Social Services
Saint Peter Area Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Visitors Bureau
Sibley East Nicollet Integration Collaborative
Mankato Community Education and Recreation
Rasmussen College
  • Manager's Workshop 
Grace Lutheran Church
VINE Summit Center
  • REEL Culture Mini-Series (Diversity film viewings and discussion facilitation)
Bethany Lutheran College
  • American Minorities Classes
  • Problems in Contemporary Society Classes
Southern Minnesota Counseling Services
South Central Workforce Council
Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Northeast Higher Education District
  • Itasca CC
  • Central Lakes CC
  • Mesabi Range CC
  • Rainy River CC
  • Vermillion CC