LGBT Policy Statement

Assessment Instructions—Must use attached template
 Questions to Consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

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How does the understanding of perceiving persons and attribution bias help you in your personal or professional life?
What theories could be applied to reduce prejudice, discrimination, or sexism in your professional setting?
What factors influence the link between attitudes and behavior?
Resources  APA Resources

Because this is a psychology course, you need to format this assessment according to APA guidelines. Additional resources about APA can be found in the Research Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom. Use the resources to guide your work as needed.

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

This resource is available from the Capella University Bookstore.

Required Resource

Use this template to complete your assessment.

Assessment Instructions Preparation

Use the Capella Library and the Internet to research current LGBT workplace legislation; hiring, firing, and retention, promotional opportunity, health insurance, or parenting leave. Some suggested keywords for searches include a combination of LGBT and: protection in the workplace; inclusion; self-concept; self-esteem; self-efficacy; normalization; discrimination; social support; perceived stress in sexual minorities;et cetera.

The deliverable for this assessment is a research-based policy statement. Sample policy statements and templates are available on many Internet Web sites, if you wish use them as guides. Use the Policy Statement Template, linked in Resources, to complete this assessment.

The purpose of a policy statement is to state acceptable methods or behaviors in an organization. Essentially, a policy states the organizational values and how those values relate to the organization’s purpose.

Instructions

Assume the role in the scenario described below.

Scenario

You are a consulting organizational psychologist. You have been retained to develop a new policy for the LGBT population in your professional setting (or for a setting from your experience.)

Deliverable

Propose a research-based policy for one specific issue regarding the LGBT population for a setting.

For example, propose a new policy for hiring, firing, and retention, promotional opportunity, health insurance, or parenting leave.

Identify the professional setting related to your experience.
The Policy Statement should be two pages, maximum.

Brevity does not mean this assessment lacks academic rigor. Disciplined, succinct writing requires thorough knowledge of the subject and excellent writing skills.

Address each of the following elements in your policy statement, using the template provided in the Resources:

Analyze research related to concepts of self-esteem, self-concept, self-presentation, and self-efficacy for the LGBT population.
Integrate social psychology principles and research to propose an LGBT policy for a workplace.
Analyze how the proposed policy and current workplace legislation reflect social psychology principles.

How does the research-based proposed policy meet the requirements of current laws?
How do laws reflect principles of social psychology?

Evaluate the implications of a new policy for the organization and individuals.

How will this new policy be perceived by others in the organization?
How will this affect the organizational culture?
What suggestions do you have for addressing resistance or changing the culture?

Support positions with references from scholarly and professional literature.
Additional Requirements

Written communication: Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and APA format and style.
Length: Maximum length is 2 pages. Use the Policy Statement Template to complete this assessment.
References: Include a minimum of five peer-reviewed references (in APA format). Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.

Preparation
Use the Capella Library and the Internet to research current LGBT workplace legislation; hiring, firing, and retention, promotional opportunity, health insurance, or parenting leave. Some suggested keywords for searches include a combination of LGBT and: protection in the workplace; inclusion; self-concept; self-esteem; self-efficacy; normalization; discrimination; social support; perceived stress in sexual minorities;et cetera.
The deliverable for this assessment is a research-based policy statement. Sample policy statements and templates are available on many Internet Web sites, if you wish use them as guides. Use the Policy Statement Template, linked in Resources, to complete this assessment.
The purpose of a policy statement is to state acceptable methods or behaviors in an organization. Essentially, a policy states the organizational values and how those values relate to the organization’s purpose.
Instructions
Assume the role in the scenario described below.
Scenario
You are a consulting organizational psychologist. You have been retained to develop a new policy for the LGBT population in your professional setting (or for a setting from your experience.)
Deliverable
Propose a research-based policy for one specific issue regarding the LGBT population for a setting.

For example, propose a new policy for hiring, firing, and retention, promotional opportunity, health insurance, or parenting leave.

Identify the professional setting related to your experience.
The Policy Statement should be two pages, maximum.

Brevity does not mean this assessment lacks academic rigor. Disciplined, succinct writing requires thorough knowledge of the subject and excellent writing skills.

Address each of the following elements in your policy statement, using the template provided in the Resources:

Analyze research related to concepts of self-esteem, self-concept, self-presentation, and self-efficacy for the LGBT population.
Integrate social psychology principles and research to propose an LGBT policy for a workplace.
Analyze how the proposed policy and current workplace legislation reflect social psychology principles.

How does the research-based proposed policy meet the requirements of current laws?
How do laws reflect principles of social psychology?

Evaluate the implications of a new policy for the organization and individuals.

How will this new policy be perceived by others in the organization?
How will this affect the organizational culture?
What suggestions do you have for addressing resistance or changing the culture?

Support positions with references from scholarly and professional literature.

Additional Requirements

Written communication: Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and APA format and style.
Length: Maximum length is 2 pages. Use the Policy Statement Template to complete this assessment.
References: Include a minimum of five peer-reviewed references (in APA format). Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.

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