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Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

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Certificate
Programme Code: CR_BDIWP_8
 
Mode of Delivery:Part Time, ACCS
 
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
 
Programme Credits:20
programmeReviewDate:April 2024
Department:ORGANISATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Field of Study:Business & Management
 

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) An in-depth knowledge of the practicalities associated with diversity and inclusion in the workplace (and so other contexts) which will enable learners to formulate, implement, monitor, evaluate and review diversity and inclusion policies and processes effectively in alignment with the legal context. Competence in leading diverse teams, and including all employees, to participate in the strategic development of the organisation as well as a systematic understanding of current best practice in the field of inclusion.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) The competence and knowledge required to integrate the learning experience through the research and production of a research-led project. Be able to apply the theoretical concepts to their own workplace from subject areas such as Diversity and Inclusion in Practice and Workplace Equality Law.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) A broad range of personal and organisationally focussed skills to ensure effective team functioning. A strong ability to build trust, communicate effectively and demonstrate empathy and sound decision making in managing projects, teams or employees. Communicate successfully, develop sound policies and procedures, manage relationships, cultural differences and workforce diversity and create high performance teams.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to adapt operations and accommodate different needs of employees in various situations. Employ knowledge of the legal framework supporting equality, diversity and inclusion, and awareness of factors contributing to inclusion to enhance team and organisational functioning and performance, and pre-emptively identify, and prevent, diversity and inclusion related issues.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Employ knowledge of the legal framework supporting equality, diversity and inclusion, and awareness of factors contributing to inclusion to enhance team and organisational functioning and performance, and pre-emptively identify, and prevent, diversity and inclusion related issues.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) The ability to lead, create, initiate and stimulate thought in their teams or with colleagues due to an enhanced interpersonal skill set founded on principles of inclusion and an understanding of the advantages in diversity of thought and experiences. Demonstrate the ability to implement communication formats and training initiatives that are cognisant of differing learning and communication styles.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The competence to take responsibility for their own learning as evidenced by research assignments, a research project, and directed study; successfully share and transfer knowledge as part of a learning organisation; utilize their program learning to deal with new experiences and unfamiliar situations and continue their path of lifelong learning.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Confidence which reflects their skills and awareness-based education in EDI, and results in them being comfortable when interacting with diversity in the workplace. The ability to act as champion for inclusion, and act as a facilitator for EDI initiatives within their organisation, encouraging other employees to offer new ideas and perspectives based on their diverse experiences, thus ensuring the spread knowledge, and enhanced employee engagement, commitment, and participation.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MGMT8078 D&I in Practice
LEGS8011 Workplace Equality Law

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MGMT8079 Diversity Research Project

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