2023-2024 / GRHO0013-3

Diversity management and professional equality


30h Th

Number of credits

 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...)5 crédits 
 Master in engineering of conflict prevention and management3 crédits 
 Master in human resources management (120 ECTS)4 crédits 
 Advanced Master in Gender Studies5 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)5 crédits 
 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Annie Cornet

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

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, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

A priori face-to-face 

read text and watch video before class

Recommended or required readings

All documents will be post on lola.hec.ulg.ac.be
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

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- Remote

written exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Assessment: a work to be submitted (group of 3 students - the teacher forms the groups at the beginning of the course):

interview of two people belonging to one or the other target group of diversity management
course links and videos
to be submitted by January 9 at 12 p.m. - to be deposited on the lola platform.

experienced discrimination/assets - employment strategies - emotional feelings.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


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)
N3 4e étage 4/82b

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

All the documents are on http://lola.hec.ulg.ac.be/
ppt et articles