Module overview

Module Overview
Summary AimsThis module is for staff who works at a middle manager/senior manager level within an organisation to support organisational development as well as for sustainability and diversity managers.
PurposeTo prepare managers for better understanding complex connections between sustainability and diversity and to understand how implementation of both in business management procedures can achieve synergic results and solve issues that diversity of sustainability knowledge alone cannot. 
Entry requirements[BZ1] [HP2] Business employee working in management or supporting departments.Management or members of future management team with potential to bring changes into company
ProgressionThis module can support learners to progress to higher level opportunities within the field of …
Assessment MethodPortfolio of Evidence[BZ3] 
Module information
Module TitleDiversity as a key to unlocking sustainability
EQF Qualification NumberEuropean Qualification Framework[BZ4]  
Credit Value 
Guided learning hours[BZ5]  
Module Content  
Learning outcome titleLearning outcomes[BZ6] 
Introduction to sustainable developmentUnderstand what SD means and how it interconnects with business operation;how SD can be integrated into management practices; demonstrate basic skills to analyse, create, write and communicate corporate sustainability practices;explain what are the benefits of managing sustainability for the companies on general and for their own company.
Introduction to diversity managementUnderstandwhat D&I means in the context of business management;how D&I can be integrated into management practices;demonstrate basic skills to analyse, create, write and communicate corporate diversity practices;explain what are the benefits of managing diversity and inclusion for the companies on general and for their own company.
Best practices on SD and D&I Able to understand what would mean best practice on SD and D&I in business case. 
Regulation on SD and D&IHave basic knowledge on relevant international and national strategies and legislation that create trends in SD and D&I.
Interconnection between sustainability and diversity management practicesUnderstand basic rules for diversity and sustainability management;Understand common values between two theories; Understand how to use common methods to integrate both into business management;Have knowledge on what is the role of interdisciplinary management team in companies and their role to find new solution to sustainability and diversity challenges.
Interconnectedness of D&I and SDGs Understand how D&I is deeply imbedded in SDGs:Inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all contribute to  SDG 4Gender equality and empower all women SDG 5Sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all contribute to SDG 8 Resilient infrastructure, inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation contributes to SDG 9Reduce inequality within and among countries SDG 10Promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, access to justice for all, and effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels contributes to SDG 16
Improving organizational performanceParticipants will know how to use D&I Strategy to foster sustainability of company by:Achieving its organizational vision, mission, strategy, and annual goals/objectives Attracting and retaining diverse talent Building strong and high-performing teams Cultivating leaders who inspire inclusion and champion diversity Leveraging an extensive range of backgrounds and skills to enhance creativity, innovation, and problem solving Increasing engagement, motivation, and productivity Improving the quality of work/life integrationEnhancing the organization’s reputation/brand as an employer or provider of choiceMinimizing risk/exposure and ensuring compliance with legal requirementsSustaining an environment that treats people fairly and equitably  
To innovate for SD means to introduce D&I into business Understand that D&I unlocks opportunities and creativity for innovations for SD.Use D&I to increase competences, skills, knowledge and ability to support innovation for SD, enable more focused use of resources and the ability to achieve goals Be able to form creative teams to innovate for SD using all the benefits of diversity thinking present in diversive teams.
Measurement and Evaluation for D&I in SD Explain measurement instruments for D&I in sustainability practices and key performance indicators for diversity, sustainability and interconnections.D&I and sustainability progress are regularly measured, externally verified, and publicly reported.

 [BZ1]For example: 

 [HP2]If this means what are entry knowledge than…

 [BZ3]For example: Assignments, project work, quizzes,… something that we have to agree on! 


 [BZ5]This information is something that we will have to agree on. It consists how much hours a person will invest in the preparation for each F2F session, how much videos will he look, how much time will he spend for preparation of the final project. 


From our previous project I.D.E.A.S.

MODUL 1: Why and how to manage diversity and inclusion?


  • Benefits of diversity and inclusion for the companies
  • Best practices on the EU level regarding business case and return on investment of Diversity 
  • How to build business case?
  • How to analyse situation in the organisation?
  • How to build a strategy on that base?


  • Explain global business background for Diversity Management; 
  • Demonstrate basic skills to analyse, create, write and communicate a successful diversity business case to meet your organisation’s unique needs and persuade decision – makers including chances, risks, costs and benefits for the company; 
  • Explain how solving the problem is important to the organisation; 
  • Identify good and best practice at EU level regarding business case and return on investment of diversity; 
  • Explain what diversity management is, explain basic concepts and terms and how it is related to and different from Anti – Discrimination Legalisation; 
  • Explain what are the main issues that Europe is addressing and which are the main differences with the rest of the world; 
  • Explain the role of HRM within development of Diversity Management policies and strategies; 
  • Explain measurement instruments for Diversity Management and definition of relevant key performance and how to set up key diversity indicators; 

To measure your initial knowledge on this topic, please complete the following quiz.

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