Definition of sensitivity training in US English:

sensitivity training


  • Training intended to sensitize people to their attitudes and behaviors that may unwittingly cause offense to others, especially members of various minorities.

    • ‘But the training program skimped on actual teaching and classroom-management techniques, instead overwhelming us with sensitivity training.’
    • ‘I think both sides need sensitivity training.’
    • ‘I will take a sensitivity training class and attempt to mend my chauvinistic ways.’
    • ‘‘I think all the teachers and counsellors should go through sensitivity training,’ she said.’
    • ‘I just don't buy it; too many of today's noncompetitive public schools can't even teach reading, writing and math, so why on earth should we expect they would be more successful with sensitivity training?’