2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Managing Diversity at Work|
|Offered||Semester 1a - 1st half|
|Lectures||intensive: 6 days, 9am - 5pm|
|Assessment||Group Facilitation Exercise (15%); Short individual essay (15%); Major assignment (40%); Exam (take-home) (30%)|
|Description||This unit examines the ways in which organisations manage a heterogeneous workforce and the legal and ethical issues associated with the management of workforce diversity. While drawing on international literature in the field, the primary focus is on the Australian experience, including the so-called \\\'program\\\' approach and the complaint mechanism found in the anti-discrimination statutes. As well as encouraging the development of diagnostic and prescriptive skills in diversity management, students also have the opportunity to develop a critical perspective on the growing literature in this field.|