Assignment 2: Training on Diversity Trends
As a new member of a top management consulting firm’s diversity team, one of your responsibilities is to conduct training on diversity trends. Consultants use this training in their management practices with Fortune 500 companies.
You are asked to lead a training session next week. The topic is “The Global Demographic Trends Impacting Diversity.” The training will be presented to mid-level managers in your firm. The purpose of the training is to inform the management consultants of the latest changes in worldwide demographics relative to five key diversity areas of interest and provide recommendations for managers on sustaining a diverse workforce.
Prepare a seven to nine slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on this topic. Include a discussion of the following:
- Diversity Trends
- Population trends
- Working-age population movements
- Racial and ethnic trends
- Sexual-orientation trends
- Gender trends
- Impact of diversity trends and changes to the firm based on statistical data
- Recommendation to the firm for sustaining a diverse workforce
Include detailed speaker notes with your presentation that fully explain each point and justification for your recommendations.
Use at least three resources to justify your responses. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work. Include a title slide and reference slide(s) in addition to the main slides.
By Wednesday, February 19, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.ppt.
In order for this assignment to be compatible with TurnItIn, you will need to save your PowerPoint presentation as an Adobe PDF file. To do this, open your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint. Choose “Save As” from the File menu, then choose “Adobe PDF”. Before saving your file, click on the Options button and check the box next to “Convert Speaker Notes.” Now choose to save your file. Your speaker notes will be included in your PDF file that you will submit for this assignment.
Note: If your version of Microsoft PowerPoint does not have the option to include speaker notes, you will need to submit a Microsoft Word document that contains all information from your presentation, including the speaker notes.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
|Discussed the key points of population trends, working-age population movements, racial and ethnic trends, sexual-orientation trends, and gender trends.
|Explained the potential impact of the changes in diversity trends to the firm.
|Recommendation of actions that should be taken based on the statistical data.
|Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice
Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, spelling, sentence structure, 7-9 pages
APA Elements (16 points): In text citations and the inclusion of at least three references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style