Diversity Management

llsms2071  2023-2024  Louvain-la-Neuve

Diversity Management
5.00 credits
30.0 h
  • Management humain
Main themes
In organizations, a wide diversity of people have to work together. They differ in terms of gender, ethnicity, professional specialization, sexuality, age, nationality, education, religion, social class, etc. These differences are bound to affect the processes of organizing. In this course we will focus on theories and practices of dealing with diversity in organizations.
In this course you will:
  • Explore the role of differences between individuals in organizations;
  • Gain a complex understanding of the theory and practice of diversity in the workplace;
  • Enhance your understanding of managing differences;
  • Reflect on the consequences of a diverse workforce    
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
  • Master a body of knowledge in the domain of diversity in organizations that is grounded in multiple disciplines
  • Analyze contemporary organizational practices and their differential impact on employees with various socio-demographic identities
  • Understand how organizations  can develop strategies or improve their approach towards the management of diversity
  • Reflect critically on organizations’ current approach to diversity management and the implications this has for the wellbeing and career opportunities of ‘diverse’ employees
This teaching unit covers, among other themes…
What is diversity and inclusion (D&I)?
Biases, stereotypes, social categorization
Business case perspective on diversity management
Ethical perspective on diversity management
Inequalities in organizations
Diversity in practice
Teaching methods
We will apply different teaching methods such as lectures, case studies, videos, readings and group discussions
Evaluation methods
Group assignment (50%)
Individual assignment (50%)
This course consists of slides and scientific articles
Faculty or entity

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