2 assignments module three

Assignment 2: Do Civil Rights Apply to U.S. Companies?

You are a business consultant to the National Minority Supplier Development Council. An international petroleum products distribution company, based in the U.S., consults with you on cultural diversity matters. It faces some complex choices at its overseas locations. While equal opportunity, affirmative action, and individual civil rights are the law of the land in the U.S., this frequently is not the case in other countries. Therefore when moral and legal issues run counter to host-country customs, problems are bound to arise.

Prepare an executive summary, briefly discussing the following specific topics:

  • Should U.S. civil rights laws apply to U.S. companies’ foreign operations? Express your opinion on this issue.
  • Describe a cultural diversity policy for the firm expanding overseas operations. Highlight any differences that might arise in some Middle Eastern countries where a distribution center is currently being built.
  • Explain the value of understanding the importance of, and complying with, the other country’s legal system while operating in a foreign country.
  • Americans tend to believe that the U.S. legal system is better than that of most other countries. Discuss the ramifications of this belief in an overseas, culturally diverse operation.

Create a two-page executive summary in Word. Use at least three resources to justify your responses. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work. Include a title page and reference page(s) in addition to the summary. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Provided rationale for whether or not U.S. civil rights laws apply to U.S. companies operating in foreign countries.

20

Discussed the components of a potential diversity policy for this company considering that the company will be operating in the Middle East.

20

Explained the value of understanding the importance of and complying with the other country’s legal system while operating in a foreign country.

20

Discussed the ramifications of the belief that the U.S. legal system is better than most other countries in an overseas, culturally diverse operation

20

Supported assertions with examination of evidence and reference to authoritative sources using the online library and text. Applied current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and format of text, citations, and references

20

Total:

100

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GR1 Provided rationale for whether or not U.S. civil rights laws apply to U.S. companies operating in foreign countries.

Maximum Points

/ 20

Maximum Points – 20 points





GR2 Discussed the components of a potential diversity policy for this company considering that the company will be operating in the Middle East.

Maximum Points

/ 20

Maximum Points – 20 points





GR3 Explained the value of understanding the importance of and complying with the other country’s legal system while operating in a foreign country.

Maximum Points

/ 20

Maximum Points – 20 points





GR4 Discussed the ramifications of the belief that the U.S. legal system is better than most other countries in an overseas, culturally diverse operation.

Maximum Points

/ 20

Maximum Points – 20 points





GR5 Supported assertions with examination of evidence and reference to authoritative sources using the online library and text. Applied current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and format of text, citations, and references.

Maximum Points

/ 20

Maximum Points – 20 points






Total

— / 100

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 the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.ppt.

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 Maximum Points
Discussed the key points of population trends, working-age population movements, racial and ethnic trends, sexual-orientation trends, and gender trends.

48

Explained the potential impact of the changes in diversity trends to the firm.

60

Recommendation of actions that should be taken based on the statistical data.

48

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

44

Total:

200

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GR1 Discussed the key points of population trends, working-age population movements, racial and ethnic trends, sexual-orientation trends, and gender trends.

Maximum Points

/ 48

Maximum Points – 48 points





GR2 Explained the potential impact of the changes in diversity trends to the firm.

Maximum Points

/ 60

Maximum Points – 60 points





GR3 Recommendation of actions that should be taken based on the statistical data.

Maximum Points

/ 48

Maximum Points – 48 points





GR4 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

Maximum Points

/ 44

Maximum Points – 44 points






Total

— / 200

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