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sensitivity training

n.
Training in small groups in which people develop a sensitive awareness and understanding of themselves and of their relationships with others.

sensitivity training

A form of group therapy in which people are given the opportunity to relate verbally and physically with complete candor and honesty to other members of the group. The goals of the therapy are to increase self-awareness, learn constructive ways of dealing with conflicts, establish a better sense of inner direction, and relate to other people with feelings of warmth and affection.
See also: training

Sensitivity training

A form of humanistic group therapy that began in the 1950s. Members participated in unstructured discussions in order to improve understanding of themselves and others.
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Originating with the National Training Labs and Tavistock Institute in the late 1940s, sensitivity training or T-Groups entered the business arena in the 1960s where it became a popular technique for lowering barriers between managers and employees to promote more open communication.
Sensitivity training has nothing to do with operational effectiveness.
The economic utility of etiquette is declared up-front in some contemporary etiquette guides, which, like the sensitivity training videos, frankly posit that failure to master the new etiquette will hurt business.
Sensitivity Training was timed to coincide with Travelers With Disabilities Awareness Week (November 29-December 5).
In addition, our maintenance team is trained in first aid and CPR, as well as sensitivity training, the same training we give our caregivers.
Don't always assume that having sensitivity training is sufficient.
It contrasts OD with sensitivity training and outlines contexts where OD fits or doesn't fit.
The flapdoodle auditing team might come to a major newspaper and find that the company had been requiring its senior managers to attend sensitivity training sessions where senior editors had to crawl on the floor and wear signs around their necks so they'd know what it felt like to be the object of racial or sex discrimination.
Sensitivity training workshops strive to assist employers in developing more positive attitudes regarding the hiring of people with disabilities.
This process includes reevaluating facility accessibility and encouraging staff sensitivity training.
The checklist that follows wil help you evaluate whether the attitudes of your staff encourage the return visits of disabled shoppers or whether some sensitivity training is needed.
Dozens of local caregivers had the opportunity to "walk in the shoes of an older adult" recently, thanks to senior sensitivity training hosted by SCAN Health Plan and Catholic Charities of Stockton.