Diversity and Organisations (7059.6)
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|School Of Management||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomes1. recognise the difference between diversity management and equal opportunity concepts
2. appreciate a range of issues within diversity management
3. discuss different interpretations of diversity from a range of context and cultural perspectives
4. critically reflect upon their own constructs of diversity;
5. critically reflect upon material presented in order to judge how it contributes to appropriate outcomes;
6. have an understanding of diversity in organisational theory and practice;
7. analyse specific cases of diversity management and inclusion;
8. develop practical strategies for negotiating differences between people in organisations
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
PrerequisitesCompletion of 24 credit points in any course, or permission of the unit convener.
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Lists of required texts/readings
Strachan, French and Burgess, (2010) Managing Diversity in Australia: Theory and Practice, Sydney, McGraw, Hill
The textbook also refers to a number of web sites and software packages that are focused on diversity.
OtherFor Unit readings
Chavez, C.I. and Weisinger, J.Y. (2008). ‘Beyond Diversity Training: a social infusion for cultural inclusion'. Human Resource Management, Summer, 47 (2): 331-350.
Dass, P. and Parker, B. (1999). ‘Strategies for managing human resource diversity: from resistance to learning.' Academy of Management Executive, 13 (2): 68-80.
Day, N.E. and Greene, P.G. (2008). ‘A Case for Sexual Orientation Diversity Management in Small and Large Organizations'. Human Resource Management, Fall, 47 (3): 637-654.
D'Netto, B. and Sohal, A. (1999). ‘Human Resource practices and workforce diversity: an empirical assessment.' International Journal of Manpower, 20 (8): 530-547.
Dreachslin, J.L. (2007). ‘Diversity Management and Cultural Competence: Research, Practice, and and resources in the Business Case'. Journal of Healthcare Management, 52 (2): 79-86. University of Canberra Library
Foster, C. (2005). ‘Implementing Diversity Management in Retailing: Exploring the role of organisational context'. International Revue of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 15 (4): 471-487.
Harvey, C. and Allard, M. (2008). Understanding and Managing Diversity. 4th Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Hanappi-Egger, E. (2006). ‘Gender and diversity from a management perspective: Synonyms or complements?'. Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change, 3 (2): 121-134.
Johnson, C.D. (2008). ‘It's More Than the Five To Do's: Insights on Diversity Education and Training from Roosevelt Thomas, a Pioneer and Thought Leader in the Field'. Academy of Learning and Education, 7 (3): 406-417.
Lengnick-Hall, M., Gaunt, P.M. and Kulkarni, M. (2008). ‘Overlooked and Underutilized: People with disabilities are an untapped human resource'. Human Resource Management, Summer, 47 (2): 255-273.
Metz, I. and Kulik, C.T. (2008). ‘Making Public Organizations more inclusive: A case study of the Victoria Police Force'. Human Resource Management, Summer, 47 (2): 369-387.
Stewart, M.M., Crary, M. and Humberd, B.K. (2008). ‘Teaching Value in Diversity: On the Folly of Espousing Inclusion, While Practicing Exclusion'. Academy of Learning and Education, 7 (3): 374-386.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Online only submission required
Special assessment requirements
You must submit all assesmsents to pass this unit
Inclusion and engagement
Intensive Workshop – class participation
Required IT skills
For one of your assessments will be require dot use Mahara as a Journal Platform/
Work placement, internships or practicums
As per Assessment 1 20 hours work on a Human Rights diversity project are ruquired and to be written up in the learning Journa,
Harvard or APA referenicng can be used.