Study Programmes 2017-2018
Diversity management and professional equality
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Bachelor in economics and business management4
Bachelor in business engineering4
Master in engineering of conflict prevention and management3
Master in human resources management (120 ECTS)3
Specialised master in gender studies5
Lecturer :
Annie Cornet
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
The course aims at giving to the students the bases to understand and control a policy of human resource management which takes into account the stakes related to the increasing diversity of the personnel, of the labour, customer and user.
  • management of diversity: what?
  • characteristics to be taken into account: gender, national origin, culture, disabilities, age, homosexuality, physical appearance
  • management of diversity, action plan to the equality, positive actions and positive discriminations
  • management of diversity: why?
  • diagnosis of the representativeness and discriminations
  • making of action plan and indicators necessary to the follow-up
  • identification of practices linked with the HRM
  • success factors
  • limits
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
  • to give an outline of the principal currents of research and practices of diversity management
  • to understand the stakes and difficulties of diversity management;
  • to confront the theoretical contributions with the reality of practises.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
face to face case studies guest speakers in some courses the students must attend to the course with guest speakers
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
face to face / guest speaker
students must assist when people invited
Recommended or required readings :
All documents will be post on
the students need to subscribe for the course to have access to all documents and informations about the course
reference book CORNET A., WARLAND P. (2008), GRH et gestion de la diversité, Paris, Dunod, coll. Topo. E-book
Assessment methods and criteria :
80% group work (interviews of 2 people issue from diversity - same characteristic - linked with texts and guest 10% for the attendance in the course (when guests)
10 % participation au forum (4 forums)
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
CORNET Annie, Professeure, Hec-Ecole de gestion de l'Ulg - UER Management, service GRH et management des organisations, Responsable Unité de recherche EgiD (Etudes sur le genre et la diversité en gestion) bureau 2.98 / B31 /sart tilman Assistants : 
HAKIZUMUKAMA Alexis <> Local 2/97 (B31 sart tilman) - Tél.: 04 366 36 84 
Items online :
All the documents are on
ppt et articles