Study Programmes 2015-2016
Managing diversity
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Bachelor in economics and business management4
Bachelor in economics and business management4
Bachelor in business engineering4
Bachelor in business engineering4
Master in human resources management (120 ECTS)3
Master in human resources management (120 ECTS)3
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
Course 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 course :
  • 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
Recommended or required readings :
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reference book
CORNET A., WARLAND P. (2008), GRH et gestion de la diversité, Paris, Dunod, coll. Topo. E-book
Assessment methods and criteria :
90%work group - interviews and links with theorical and managerial concepts / web site on diversity management group will be made in the 1st course - information about the work group on website 10% for the attendance in the course
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
Items online :
All the documents are on
ppt et articles