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Organization, Diversity and Employees

Organization, Diversity and Employees
  • Code: COM4LJ007 
  • Extent: 5 ECTS (135 h)  
  • Timing: 2nd semester 
  • Language: English 
  • Curriculum: Communication Management 2014 
  • Level: Advanced professional studies at Master-level 
  • Type: Elective

Starting level and linkage with other courses 

Eligibility to Master-level studies. 

Learning objectives and assessment 

Grade 1 

The student can explain the meaning of diversity management and work place communication. S/he is able to recognize and report some features of effective work place communication as well as sensitive issues, law-bound regulations and peer coaching. 

Grade 3 

The student is able to analyze various viewpoints related to diversity management and work place communication. S/he understands the framework of engaging people at work. S/he is able to apply peer coaching methods in practice. S/he understands the nature of sensitive issues and s/he is aware of the essential law-bound regulations affecting work place communication. 

Grade 5 

The student is able to analyze, categorize and link various viewpoints related to diversity management and work place communication. S/he is able to apply peer coaching methods in order to support engagement and empowerment in practice. She understands the nature of sensitive issues and s/he can showcase how to deal with some selected issues. S/he is aware of the essential law-bound regulations affecting work place communication and s/he can apply this knowledge into practice. 

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) 

If student has acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, s/he can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through her/his studies.  

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is observed on the course according to separate instructions.  

Contents 

Topics to be covered in the course include: 

  • Essential features of work place communication of high quality 

  • Work place diversity and diversity management 

  • Peer coaching 

  • Sensitive issues at work place 

  • Laws and regulations in relation to work place communication 

Cooperation with the business community  

Students are required to relate their studies to own, real-life work situations.  

Learning methods 

Contact sessions including workshops and exercises  
Individual and group assignments supported by peer coaching 
Self-assessment of learning 

Assessment 

The course is evaluated on scale 1 to 5. The assessment criteria is presented on scale 1-3-5. 

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an e-form. 

Teacher responsible 

Heta-Liisa Malkavaara, Pasila 

Course material 

To Be Announced. 

Learning materials  

Available for students when enrolment opens    

Implementation plan  

Available for students when enrolment opens  

Schedule   

Available for students when enrolment opens     

Learning assignments and competence assessment   

To be communicated when course starts  

Feedback   

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