Evaluate your diversity skills and how they facilitate and enhance your success at school and work. Strengthening what diversity skills could enhance your effectiveness as a leader?

In a 3 – 5 page double-spaced paper, assess your diversity consciousness and create an action plan to strengthen it. Although this is your personal assessment and action plan, connect your analysis to course concepts and assigned reading. The paper should include appropriate citations and a reference page.
In this analysis,

  • Describe your awareness and understanding of diversity comparing and contrasting your textbook’s definition with your own. What surprised you in the assigned readings and class discussions? What new insights have your gained?
  • Evaluate your diversity skills and how they facilitate enhance your success at school and work. Strengthening what diversity skills could enhance your effectiveness as a leader?
  • Identify personal and/or social barriers you face and discuss options to overcome them.
  • Based on this assessment, prepare an action plan to increase your diversity consciousness by identifying two clearly defined and specific actions you will take by the end of OLCU 425.In a 3 – 5 page double-spaced paper, assess your diversity consciousness and create an action plan to strengthen it. Although this is your personal assessment and action plan, connect your analysis to course concepts and assigned reading. The paper should include appropriate citations and a reference page.
    In this analysis,

    • Describe your awareness and understanding of diversity comparing and contrasting your textbook’s definition with your own. What surprised you in the assigned readings and class discussions? What new insights have your gained?
    • Evaluate your diversity skills and how they facilitate enhance your success at school and work. Strengthening what diversity skills could enhance your effectiveness as a leader?
    • Identify personal and/or social barriers you face and discuss options to overcome them.
    • Based on this assessment, prepare an action plan to increase your diversity consciousness by identifying two clearly defined and specific actions you will take by the end of OLCU 425.

    Overcoming Barriers: Assessment and Action Plan

     

    Length:         3 – 5 page double-spaced pages

    Due:              Week 4 by Sunday Midnight

    Value:           150 Points 

    Post:             Week 4 Assignments folder

     

    Bucher (2016) states that Social Barriers refer to those factors that are external to the person and impede her or his success. Among these barriers are the perceptions, thoughts, and actions of others. Ethnocentrism, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination are barriers that can be personal and or social, depending on the situation. It is important to remember…that interrelationships exists between personal and social barriers. For example, encountering prejudice and discrimination in the larger society may reinforce our personal biases. Similarly, our bias can trigger bias from others (Chapter 3).

     

     

    In a 3 – 5 page double-spaced paper, assess your diversity consciousness and create an action plan to strengthen it.  Although this is your personal assessment and action plan, connect your analysis to course concepts and assigned reading.  The paper should include appropriate citations and a reference page.

     

    In this analysis;

    • Describe your awareness and understanding of diversity comparing and contrasting your textbook’s definition with your own. What surprised you in the assigned readings and class discussions?  What new insights have you gained?
    • Evaluate your diversity skills and how they facilitate and enhance your success at school and work. Strengthening what diversity skills could enhance your effectiveness as a leader?
    • Identify personal and/or social barriers you face and discuss options to overcome them.
    • Based on this assessment, prepare an action plan to increase your diversity consciousness by identifying two clearly defined and specific actions you will take by the end of OLCU 425.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Evaluation Criteria – Overcoming Barriers: Assessment and Action Plan

    Paper Elements Exemplary

     

    Proficient Developing Emerging No credit
    Diversity Awareness and Understanding

     

    30

    Assessment of diversity awareness and understanding is comprehensive and includes a comparison and analysis of the textbook and personal definitions.

    26

    Assessment of diversity awareness and understanding is fairly comprehensive and includes a comparison of the textbook and personal definitions.

    20

    Assessment of diversity awareness and understanding is somewhat complete. May include textbook or personal definition but no comparison.

    18

    Assessment of diversity awareness and understanding is inaccurate or incomplete. May not include an accurate definition of diversity.

    0

     

    Assignment, meeting grading criteria,  was not submitted

    Diversity Skills

     

     

    30

    Clearly and concisely assesses diversity skills, and identifies specific skills that if strengthened could enhance leadership effectiveness. Uses citations to connect course concepts with assessment.

     

    26

    Fairly clearly and concisely assesses diversity skills, and identifies skills that if strengthened could enhance leadership effectiveness. Uses some citations to connect course concepts with assessment.

     

    20

    Somewhat clearly assesses diversity skills, and identifies skills that if strengthened could enhance leadership effectiveness. May not accurately use citations to connect course concepts with assessment.

     

    18

    Limited if any assessment of diversity skills, and/or identification of skills that could enhance leadership effectiveness. Does not use citations to connect course concepts

    0

     

    Assignment, meeting grading criteria,  was not submitted

    Barriers to Diversity 30

    Clearly and concisely identifies personal and social barriers faced, and describes specific options to overcome them.  Uses citations to connect course concepts with assessment.

    26

    Fairly clearly and concisely identifies personal and/or social barriers faced, and describes options to overcome them.  Uses some citations to connect course concepts with assessment

    20

    Somewhat clearly identifies personal and/or social barriers faced, but may not describe options to overcome them.  May not accurately use citations to connect course concepts with assessment

    18

    Limited if any identification of personal and/or social barriers faced and/or options to overcome them.  Does not use citations to connect course concepts

    0

     

    Assignment, meeting grading criteria,  was not submitted

    Action Plan 30

    Uses assessment to identify two specific actions that can be completed by the end of OLCU 425, to enhance your diversity consciousness.  Uses citations to connect course concepts with planned action

    26

    Uses assessment to identify two fairly specific actions that can be completed by the end of OLCU 425 to enhance diversity consciousness.  Uses some citations to connect course concepts with planned action

    20

    Somewhat uses assessment to identify one or two general actions that may or may not be completed by the end of OLCU 425 to enhance diversity consciousness.  May not accurately use citations to connect course concepts with action plan.

    18

    Limited if any use of assessment to develop an action plan.  May or may not identify actions that could enhance diversity consciousness.  Limited if any use of citations to connect course concepts with action plan.

    0

     

    Assignment, meeting grading criteria,  was not submitted

    Writing Mechanics 30

    The plan is logical, well-written, and the required length.  Spelling, grammar and punctuation are accurate. APA formatting standards are followed

    26

    The plan is fairly logical, well-written, and the required length.  Minor errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and/or APA standards

    20

    The plan is somewhat logical but may be 10% too long or short Some errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and/or APA standards

    18

    Plan lacks clarity and may be confusing; may be 15% too long or short.  Numerous errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and/or APA standards

    0

     

    Assignment, meeting grading criteria,  was not submitted