Distinguish cultural variables that interact and shape the perceptions of individuals within society and organizations.
• Assess legislation and federal acts related to diversity issues.
• Analyze issues facing different diverse groups.
• Evaluate various practices for managing and embracing diversity.
• Distinguish cultural variables that interact and shape the perceptions of
individuals within society and organizations.
Students will watch the TED Talk “The Danger of the Single Story” presented by novelist Chimamanda Adichie who tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. Following your view of this TED Talk, complete the assigned individual self-assessments that assess personal paradigms and influences that can serve to promote or act as an impediment to DEIB. Following the completion of
these assessments, students will prepare an individual reflective paper that summarizes the results.
Students will be required to write a response paper to summarize the self-assessment results in preparation for completion of the Unit One Discussion Board Post. The paper should specifically address how preexisting views of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging and how these viewpoints informs actions and behaviors. The paper should also incorporate how one’s individual identity is based on multiple dimensions of
diversity: Primary, Secondary, and Cultural.
Requirements of the final product: The Self-Assessments response paper should be
at least 1-2 pages in length. Since this is a self-reflective paper, students may write in
first person. Students should submit their completed assignments and response paper
to the appropriate assignment link in Blackboard