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1.1 Critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context

UNIT CMI 715 Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Assessment Brief: Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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KEY INFORMATION FOR LEARNERS

Name:

CMI Candidate Number:

Centre: Premier Partnership

Overview of assessment tasks

Each task in this assessment brief has been developed to enable you to evidence achievement of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for CMI 715: Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  Each of the assessment criteria must gain a pass outcome for you to successfully achieve the unit.

Preparation for the assessment

  • Before you begin the assessment brief please read the CMI 715 unit specifications thoroughly as only the content related to the achievement of the assessment criteria will be assessed.
  • Research the topics being assessed. 
  • Completing the assessment brief
  • The assessment brief contains a series of tasks which are clearly referenced to the relevant assessment criteria and indicative content.
  • Refer to the Assessment Guidance Table at the end of the assessment brief which outlines the requirements for a Pass or Refer.
  • Evidence must be provided in the evidence booklet. Additional work-based evidence such as plans or documentation (which has been referred to within the main text) should be included at the end of the booklet marked ‘Work Based Evidence’.  Appendices are not a requirement of this assessment brief.  If appendices are included these will not be marked or moderated by the CMI. Critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context
  • The evidence booklet must be completed in a professional manner (e.g. applying business conventions for writing formal reports) and by using Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format or another compatible software programme. 
  • An appropriate referencing system (such as Harvard Referencing) must be used to ensure the original source(s) of quotations or models can be verified.
  • Finally, you must sign the Learner Authenticity statement (an electronic signature is accepted).

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INTRODUCING ASSESSMENT BRIEF CMI 715

There is a moral, financial and legal business case for excellent practice in equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisational context. Ensuring it is led effectively at a strategic level requires knowledge, understanding, skills, behaviours and tenacity to keep pace with the momentum of change. Strategically, equality, diversity and inclusion matters. An understanding of the topic not only impacts on the success of strategic objectives but it mitigates risk and enables a culture of support and wellbeing to thrive.

Assessment brief CMI 715 has been designed to enable leaders to evidence an in-depth understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion at a strategic level.

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ASSESSMENT TASKS AND WORD COUNT

Assessment brief CMI 715 features the following assessment tasks. Further detail is provided against each assessment task within the brief.

Assessment Task

Learning outcomes covered by assessment method

Assessment criteria

Guideline word count

1

Presentation OR report entitled:

‘The compelling case for equality, diversity and inclusion at the strategic level’

LO1 Understand equality, diversity and inclusion at a strategic level

1.1 Critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context

Approx. 2000 words

1.2 Discuss approaches to legal and good practice requirements for equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisational context  

1.3 Critically appraise the influence of equality, diversity and inclusion on the strategic objectives of an organisation

1.4 Present the business case for good practice in equality, diversity and inclusion

2

Report OR case study entitled

‘Strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion’

LO2 Know how to develop strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion

2.1 Select and appraise data and information to inform strategic priorities of an organisation

Approx. 2000 words

2.2 Develop strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion within an organisational context

2.3 Develop a strategy to embed strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion within an organisation

Guideline word count

The written word, however generated and recorded, is still expected to form the majority of assessable work produced by Learners at Level 7. The amount and volume of work for this unit should be broadly comparable to a word count of 3500 - 4000 words within a margin of +/-10%.  The excessive use of word count is not grounds for referral, however the CMI reserve the right to return work to the Centre for editing and resubmission by the Learner. 

The following are excluded from inclusion in word count, if used and not required by the assessment brief an introduction to a job role, organisation or department, index or contents pages, headings and sub headings, diagrams, charts and graphs, reference list or bibliography, reflective statement drawn from undertaking the assessment and how this has impacted on the learner’s work.

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EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT A STRATEGIC LEVEL

The aim of Task 1 is to enable leaders to evidence their ability to critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context. Leaders will appraise the influence of equality, diversity and inclusion on the strategic objectives of an organisation and present the business case for good practice in an organisational context.

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TASK 1 - UNIT CMI 715 Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

 

You are required to develop a presentation or report for the members of the senior leadership team within an organisation you know well or have researched. The title for the presentation or report is:

‘The compelling case for equality, diversity and inclusion at the strategic level’

The presentation or report must be presented in FOUR (4) sections:

i. Structural inequality within an organisational and societal context

Critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context. Reference must be made to well-chosen examples (AC1.1)

ii. Legal and good practice requirements for equality, diversity and inclusion

Discuss a minimum of FOUR (4) practical approaches to comply with legal and good practice requirements for equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisational context (AC1.2)

iii. The influence of equality, diversity and inclusion on the strategic objectives of an organisation

Critically appraise the influence of equality, diversity and inclusion on the strategic objectives of an organisation.  Your response must make reference to:

  • specific objectives for equality
  • strategic objectives which are overarching priorities of the organisation (AC1.3)

iv. The business case for good practice in equality, diversity and inclusion

Present a compelling business case for good practice in equality, diversity and inclusion aimed at making senior leaders aware of its importance in a strategic context (AC1.4)

Guidance for completion of Task 1

  • The presentation OR report must be based on an organisation you know well or have researched.
  • You must include well-chosen examples and reference to legal and regulatory requirements.
  • The presentation OR report should include subheadings. You may choose to include tables and diagrams (as appropriate) to support your report. Critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context
  • The presentation OR report may be presented in a format of your choice.  If slides are developed these must be accompanied by presentation notes.
  • Please refer to the indicative content for each of the assessment criteria (AC) outlined in the unit specification.

Write your presentation or report here:

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DEVELOPING STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion are vital to ensure individuals rights and needs are met.

Task 2 has been designed to enable leaders to select and appraise data and information to inform the strategic priorities of an organisation. Leaders will also evidence their ability to embed strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion within an organisation.

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TASK 2

Basing your response on an organisation you know well or have researched you are required to complete a report or case study entitled:

‘Strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion’

The report or case study must be presented in THREE (3) sections:

i. Data and information to inform strategic priorities of an organisation

Select and appraise data and information (from a referenced source/s) to inform the strategic priorities of an organisation (AC2.1)

ii. The strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion 

Develop strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion for the organisation based on the appraisal of data and information in Section i. (AC2.2)

iii. Strategy to embed strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion within the organisation

Develop a strategy to embed strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion within an organisation (AC2.3)

Guidance for completion of Task 2

  • The report OR case study must be based on an organisation you know well or have researched.
  • You must include well-chosen examples and may include reference to legal and regulatory requirements.
  • The report OR case study should include subheadings. You may choose to include tables and diagrams (as appropriate) to support your report.
  • The report OR case study may be presented in a format of your choice. 
  • Evidence to support the selection and appraisal of data and information may include extracts of data/data analysis. This may be presented in the main text for the Task 2 or as an appendix.
  • Refer to the indicative content for each of the assessment criteria (AC) outlined in the unit specification.

Write your report or case study here:

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ASSESSMENT GUIDANCE

Refer

Pass

  • The submission is incomplete
  • Tasks are incomplete
  • Not all assessment criteria have been met
  • No examples are used or the examples given do not match the requirements of the assessment criteria
  • Evidence is
  • Unclear
  • Technically incorrect or inaccurate
  • Biased
  • Unprofessional language
  • Poorly structured and presented
  • Ideas are under-developed
  • Lacks sufficient detail to show understanding of the topic
    • The application of different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought is unclear or inappropriate
    • Little or no evaluation of evidence has taken place
    • The ability to make judgments and solve complex problems has not been evidenced
    • Evidence is not directly attributable to the learner
    • External sources of information are not acknowledged
    • Work based evidence or artefacts (e.g. planning documents or presentation slides) do not meet the requirements of the assessment criteria and are not current (within 5 years)
    • All tasks have been completed
    • All assessment criteria have been met
    • Examples given are well chosen and match the requirements of the assessment criteria
    • Evidence is
    • Well written and presented
    • Contains a breadth of examples
    • Accurate
    • Current (e.g. use of up to date legislation)
    • Authentic
    • Inclusive
    • Coherent
    • Credible
    • Technically correct
      • Evidence shows understanding and application of different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the reasoning behind them.
      • Evidence shows the learners ability to evaluate evidence and solve problems to achieve set outcomes. Critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context
      • Evidence used from external sources has been correctly referenced
      • Evidence is directly attributable to the learner
      • Work based evidence or artefacts (e.g. planning documents or presentation slides) match the requirements of the assessment criteria and are current (within 5 years)
 

UNIT CMI 715 Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

 

UNIT CMI 715

 

Assessment Brief: Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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KEY INFORMATION FOR LEARNERS

 

Name:

 

CMI Candidate Number:

 

Centre: Premier Partnership

 

 

Overview of assessment tasks

Each task in this assessment brief has been developed to enable you to evidence achievement of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for CMI 715: Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  Each of the assessment criteria must gain a pass outcome for you to successfully achieve the unit.

Preparation for the assessment

        Before you begin the assessment brief please read the CMI 715 unit specifications thoroughly as only the content related to the achievement of the assessment criteria will be assessed.

        Research the topics being assessed. 

        Completing the assessment brief

        The assessment brief contains a series of tasks which are clearly referenced to the relevant assessment criteria and indicative content.

        Refer to the Assessment Guidance Table at the end of the assessment brief which outlines the requirements for a Pass or Refer.

        Evidence must be provided in the evidence booklet. Additional work-based evidence such as plans or documentation (which has been referred to within the main text) should be included at the end of the booklet marked ‘Work Based Evidence’.  Appendices are not a requirement of this assessment brief.  If appendices are included these will not be marked or moderated by the CMI.

        The evidence booklet must be completed in a professional manner (e.g. applying business conventions for writing formal reports) and by using Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format or another compatible software programme. 

        An appropriate referencing system (such as Harvard Referencing) must be used to ensure the original source(s) of quotations or models can be verified.

        Finally, you must sign the Learner Authenticity statement (an electronic signature is accepted).

 


 

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INTRODUCING ASSESSMENT BRIEF CMI 715

There is a moral, financial and legal business case for excellent practice in equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisational context. Ensuring it is led effectively at a strategic level requires knowledge, understanding, skills, behaviours and tenacity to keep pace with the momentum of change. Strategically, equality, diversity and inclusion matters. An understanding of the topic not only impacts on the success of strategic objectives but it mitigates risk and enables a culture of support and wellbeing to thrive.

Assessment brief CMI 715 has been designed to enable leaders to evidence an in-depth understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion at a strategic level.

»

ASSESSMENT TASKS AND WORD COUNT

Assessment brief CMI 715 features the following assessment tasks. Further detail is provided against each assessment task within the brief.

Assessment Task

Learning outcomes covered by assessment method

Assessment criteria

Guideline word count

1

Presentation OR report entitled:

‘The compelling case for equality, diversity and inclusion at the strategic level’

LO1 Understand equality, diversity and inclusion at a strategic level

1.1 Critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context

Approx. 2000 words

1.2 Discuss approaches to legal and good practice requirements for equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisational context  

1.3 Critically appraise the influence of equality, diversity and inclusion on the strategic objectives of an organisation

1.4 Present the business case for good practice in equality, diversity and inclusion

2

Report OR case study entitled

‘Strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion’

LO2 Know how to develop strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion

2.1 Select and appraise data and information to inform strategic priorities of an organisation

Approx. 2000 words

2.2 Develop strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion within an organisational context

2.3 Develop a strategy to embed strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion within an organisation

 

Guideline word count

The written word, however generated and recorded, is still expected to form the majority of assessable work produced by Learners at Level 7. The amount and volume of work for this unit should be broadly comparable to a word count of 3500 - 4000 words within a margin of +/-10%.  The excessive use of word count is not grounds for referral, however the CMI reserve the right to return work to the Centre for editing and resubmission by the Learner. 

The following are excluded from inclusion in word count, if used and not required by the assessment brief an introduction to a job role, organisation or department, index or contents pages, headings and sub headings, diagrams, charts and graphs, reference list or bibliography, reflective statement drawn from undertaking the assessment and how this has impacted on the learner’s work.

 

 

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EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT A STRATEGIC LEVEL

The aim of Task 1 is to enable leaders to evidence their ability to critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context. Leaders will appraise the influence of equality, diversity and inclusion on the strategic objectives of an organisation and present the business case for good practice in an organisational context.

»

TASK 1

You are required to develop a presentation or report for the members of the senior leadership team within an organisation you know well or have researched. The title for the presentation or report is:

‘The compelling case for equality, diversity and inclusion at the strategic level’

The presentation or report must be presented in FOUR (4) sections:

i. Structural inequality within an organisational and societal context

Critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context. Reference must be made to well-chosen examples (AC1.1)

ii. Legal and good practice requirements for equality, diversity and inclusion

Discuss a minimum of FOUR (4) practical approaches to comply with legal and good practice requirements for equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisational context (AC1.2)

iii. The influence of equality, diversity and inclusion on the strategic objectives of an organisation

Critically appraise the influence of equality, diversity and inclusion on the strategic objectives of an organisation.  Your response must make reference to:

        specific objectives for equality

        strategic objectives which are overarching priorities of the organisation (AC1.3)

iv. The business case for good practice in equality, diversity and inclusion

Present a compelling business case for good practice in equality, diversity and inclusion aimed at making senior leaders aware of its importance in a strategic context (AC1.4)

 

Guidance for completion of Task 1

        The presentation OR report must be based on an organisation you know well or have researched.

        You must include well-chosen examples and reference to legal and regulatory requirements.

        The presentation OR report should include subheadings. You may choose to include tables and diagrams (as appropriate) to support your report.

        The presentation OR report may be presented in a format of your choice.  If slides are developed these must be accompanied by presentation notes.

        Please refer to the indicative content for each of the assessment criteria (AC) outlined in the unit specification.

 

 

 

 

Write your presentation or report here:

»

DEVELOPING STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion are vital to ensure individuals rights and needs are met.

Task 2 has been designed to enable leaders to select and appraise data and information to inform the strategic priorities of an organisation. Leaders will also evidence their ability to embed strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion within an organisation.

»

TASK 2

Basing your response on an organisation you know well or have researched you are required to complete a report or case study entitled:

‘Strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion’

The report or case study must be presented in THREE (3) sections:

i. Data and information to inform strategic priorities of an organisation

Select and appraise data and information (from a referenced source/s) to inform the strategic priorities of an organisation (AC2.1)

ii. The strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion 

Develop strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion for the organisation based on the appraisal of data and information in Section i. (AC2.2)

iii. Strategy to embed strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion within the organisation

Develop a strategy to embed strategic priorities for equality, diversity and inclusion within an organisation (AC2.3)

 

Guidance for completion of Task 2

        The report OR case study must be based on an organisation you know well or have researched.

        You must include well-chosen examples and may include reference to legal and regulatory requirements.

        The report OR case study should include subheadings. You may choose to include tables and diagrams (as appropriate) to support your report.

        The report OR case study may be presented in a format of your choice. 

        Evidence to support the selection and appraisal of data and information may include extracts of data/data analysis. This may be presented in the main text for the Task 2 or as an appendix.

        Refer to the indicative content for each of the assessment criteria (AC) outlined in the unit specification.

 

 

 

Write your report or case study here:


 

 

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ASSESSMENT GUIDANCE

 

Refer

Pass

        The submission is incomplete

        Tasks are incomplete

        Not all assessment criteria have been met

        No examples are used or the examples given do not match the requirements of the assessment criteria

        Evidence is

        Unclear

        Technically incorrect or inaccurate

        Biased

        Unprofessional language

        Poorly structured and presented

        Ideas are under-developed

        Lacks sufficient detail to show understanding of the topic

        The application of different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought is unclear or inappropriate

        Little or no evaluation of evidence has taken place

        The ability to make judgments and solve complex problems has not been evidenced

        Evidence is not directly attributable to the learner

        External sources of information are not acknowledged

        Work based evidence or artefacts (e.g. planning documents or presentation slides) do not meet the requirements of the assessment criteria and are not current (within 5 years)

        All tasks have been completed

        All assessment criteria have been met

        Examples given are well chosen and match the requirements of the assessment criteria

        Evidence is

        Well written and presented

        Contains a breadth of examples

        Accurate

        Current (e.g. use of up to date legislation)

        Authentic

        Inclusive

        Coherent

        Credible

        Technically correct

        Evidence shows understanding and application of different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the reasoning behind them.

        Evidence shows the learners ability to evaluate evidence and solve problems to achieve set outcomes.

        Evidence used from external sources has been correctly referenced

        Evidence is directly attributable to the learner

        Work based evidence or artefacts (e.g. planning documents or presentation slides) match the requirements of the assessment criteria and are current (within 5 years)

 

 

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