2017-2018 / GRHO0013-3

Diversity management and professional equality


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in economics and business management4 crédits 
 Bachelor in business engineering4 crédits 
 Master in engineering of conflict prevention and management3 crédits 
 Master in human resources management (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Specialised master in gender studies5 crédits 


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 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

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


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) annie.cornet@ulg.ac.be bureau 2.98 / B31 /sart tilman Assistants : 
HAKIZUMUKAMA Alexis <alexis.hakizumukama@ulg.ac.be> Local 2/97 (B31 sart tilman) - Tél.: 04 366 36 84 

Items online

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