Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management

Diversity and Inclusion Management

Creating and Sustaining a Climate of Inclusion

Course Description:

Many organizations with existing diversity initiatives have been unable to effectively use them to change the way that the organization behaves. In an effort to do so, organizations must develop a plan to move its efforts from tactical to strategic. This course examines the diversity field from an organizational perspective. Participants explore organization development theory and change models and interview, survey, feedback, data collection and analysis methods.This course includes an organization action-research practicum designed to identify and implement the cornerstones of an inclusive organization, to determine whether an organization has significant political and other barriers to becoming inclusive and to design and implement an inclusion template for organizations. Using a case study methodology, students will critique existing paradigms of inclusion and determine how to create new ones. Students will use powerful tools that are designed to address diversity as organizational change thus leading to inclusive policies, practices and procedures in all dimensions of organization life. Students will be required to present an inclusion strategy at course end.

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