In small groups, identify and discuss the significant trends related to diversity, ethics, and sustainability that impact your college, university, or employer. What challenges do these trends present? What initiatives have been established thus far to meet these challenges?
List various groups who are often stereotyped in society or school (i.e., members of religious and racial groups, individuals with disabilities, athletes, sexual minorities, etc.), the stereotypes associated with each group, and the basis for the formation of these stereotypes. For individuals who belong to one of these groups, share how it feels for you to be stereotyped and judged as such.
Visit the Web site of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov). What trends do you see taking place in the data presented? What information at the site is most useful for organizations in assessing workforce trends?
Develop a code of ethics for students at your institution as well as one for your faculty. What institutional values are embedded in these codes? How can these codes by developed and implemented most effectively?
What are the main arguments against sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives? Is resistance to such activity more prevalent in certain sectors of the economy?