What diversity training programs should be offered to assist the employees of both companies in merging the two companies together?

PART I

“HR Experiential Problem Solving” and answer the two questions:

The leadership in your company has changed as the result of a merger of your company with another company.  The other company provides services similar to those provided by your company; however, the workforce demographic varies from that of your existing employees.  For instance, the other company in the merger has a culture that recognizes and supports domestic partners.  You have received a request to prepare a Diversity Initiative Plan.  As HR manager, you are aware that your existing employees will have issues and concerns and that you will need to institute some new policies, practices, and procedures.  A resource for information on developing a Diversity Initiative Plan and diversity training is www.diversitycentral.com

Questions

  1. What should the plan include?
  2. What diversity training programs should be offered to assist the employees of both companies in merging the two companies together?