Training and Organizational Development (OD) proposal and presentation to senior management

The Final Project requires you to develop a Training and Organizational Development (OD) proposal and presentation to senior management targeted at improving diversity training within an organization of your choice. Many organizations have extended the management of diversity programs beyond HRD programs and processes by changing human resource management (HRM) policies and programs to meet the special needs of the new workforce. A growing number of organizations are holding line management accountable for diversity goals. For example, incorporating diversity goals into their performance evaluation process, and measuring improvement in relation to pre-established target goals annually.

Create MS Powerpoint (.ppt) presentation (Note: no other slide presentation software will be accepted for grading). To be eligible for full credit, your presentation must include at least 12 content slides, in addition to a title slide, introduction slide, and reference slides at the end of your presentation (i.e., the minimum number of slides is 15)


As the HRD manager of your organization, what new training programs and processes would you propose to senior management to develop effective recruiting and selection methods to attract more minorities and women to your organization? Explain how HRD methods can be used to help manage a culturally diverse workforce. For example, how will you overcome language and discrimination issues that will ultimately lead to a climate in which all employees can thrive within the organization and contribute to its success?  

Please support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at least five (5) supporting references or sources(NOT Wikipedia, unknown, undated, or anonymous sources) in the reference section, and properly cite all references within the text of your PowerPoint presentation, in accordance with the 6th edition of the APA manual, chapters 6 & 7.

Grade Details

Content/Subject Matter 40 %

Exemplary: Content reflects a high level of critical thinking and analysis; findings and conclusion(s) are based on peer-reviewed research in accordance with assignment instructions. Assignment requirements are fully addressed. 

APA  5 %

Exemplary: References and intext citations are properly formatted in accordance with APA style guidelines.

Creative use of technology 20 %

Exemplary: Student demonstrates a working knowledge of the computer application(s) utilized for this assignment; work product far exceeds expectations.

 Grammar/ Mechanics 15 %

Exemplary: Presentation is largely free of errors in grammar, usage, and writing mechanics

Organization 20 %

Exemplary: Presentation is extremely well-organized; information is thoughtfully presented and logically sequenced to capture the attention of the audience.