Diversity Management in Organizations

Discover how diversity in the workplace increases organizational morale and effectiveness.
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Diversity in organizations is a broad topic, affected by many issues including historical views of gender roles (e.g., societal norms, socialization), legislation (e.g., marriage, immigration, and employment laws), demographic trends, and other complexities. Many of the issues that have occurred in the past have similar or parallel issues today.

This class introduces theoretical and practical ideas about diversity in organizations, increases understanding of the concept of diversity in organizations, reduces discrimination, and increases fairness and equality to employees, applicants, and customers. Time will be spent investigating stereotypes and myths and will use data to help dispel them.


  • Identify and explain the commonly studied areas of diversity and discuss their interactions with one another
  • Discuss the legislation and acts that are related to diversity in organizations
  • Explain the historical and current legal and social issues that affect today’s workers and organizations
  • Express the importance of diversity in organizations to all workers
  • Dispel common myths and misperceptions about diversity in organizations


For individuals pursuing their certificate, this course satisfies one out of the six course program requirements. For HR professionals seeking SHRM recertification, this course earns 24 professional development credits (PDCs).

Course Format: Online, Self-Directed
Schedule: Begin your course on the first Sunday following enrollment.
Tuition: $799

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Anticipate 4-5 hours per week working through the 5-week program.


Discussion posts due on Mondays and all other deliverables due on Saturdays.

Getting Started

Begin your class on the Sunday following paid registration.

Eileen Kwesiga

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Eileen Kwesiga

Eileen Kwesiga is an Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management professor at Bryant University. Her current research interests include cross-cultural issues, experiences, and outcomes of non-dominant groups in organizations and appears in Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Journal, Equal Opportunities International and Management Sciences among others. B.A., M.A. Cleveland State; Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington.

“Strategies for Success” is a one-week module that will familiarize you with our online learning system, to ensure when you begin your certificate program you are ready to learn and fully participate. Required for all first time Self-Paced Bryant University certificate learners.

EDC Badge - SHRMEDC Badge - SHRM ProviderBryant University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP™ or SHRM-SCP™.

Bryant University's Executive Development Center is a SHRM preferred provider. All of our Human Resource Management classes are approved for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP recertification credits. This program has been approved for recertification credit hours through SHRM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org.

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