Testimonials

Companies that have participated in The Conference Board D&I Academy:

A.P. Moller-Maersk, Allianz SE, Avanade Inc., AXA Group, British American Tobacco, Cargill Europe, Cisco, DSM Food Specialties, FM Global, Maersk Line, Maersk Oil, Merck KGaA, Mondelez International, Nestlé, Norsk Hydro, Shell International, Sodexo, Syngenta International AG, The SKF Group, and TOTAL Petrochemicals.

Set the skills that lead the way to organizational change.

“For faculty and learners, the Academy experience created an exceptional opportunity to connect with D&I colleagues in classrooms and to bond further over meals while enthusiastically discussing theory, practice and impact. These connections across international and organizational lines enabled conversations vital to disrupting, expanding and propelling ideas that allow us together to make more meaningful and more sustainable impact through D&I. Having been so effectively engaged, we all left the Academy with a multitude of new ideas and a redoubtable camaraderie that will enable us each to make the most of diversity in our respective organizations.” 
Rebekah Steele, Global Diversity & Inclusion Executive and member of the Faculty of The Conference Board’s D&I Academy


"The D&I Academy has met my highly set expectations - both in terms of content and faculty - as well as the global scope of companies joining and the eagerness and willingness of all individuals to share challenges and best practices. I no longer feel alone - I feel part of an international community equally committed to equality and diversity as myself - and this is strengthening my general drive, as well as helping me answer concrete questions as I go along."
Karin Franklin, Manager Diversity, SKF Group Headquarters


"Approaching Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) from a regional or global perspective can be quite different from a country-specific perspective.  There are few development options available to support new D&I practitioners in their international roles, beyond the direct coaching of their manager or predecessor.  The Conference Board's D&I Academy offers a solution to supplement this through a format that combines real-life experience from many D&I senior professionals, coaching, and networking."
Lisa Kepinski, Former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, AXA Group


"As the D&I Academy covers the most important Global D&I topics it was for me a unique learning experience. Participants learn from specialists and very experienced corporate colleagues and have the unique opportunity to network with them. The discussions were inspiring and impacted my D&I approach and my work back in the office. The networking opportunity was invaluable and I am still in contact with participants as well as some of the faculty"
Bettina LINSSEN Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at AXA Group

Diversity & Inclusion Academy Inquiry

Contact Marie-Laure Bultot at
+32 (0) 2 566 99 06 or at
marie-laure.bultot@
conferenceboard.org

or Johan Witters at
+32 (0) 2 679 50 60 or
johan.witters@
conferenceboard.org

Diversity & Inclusion Academy Upcoming Dates

Small classes. Personal mentors. Preparing executives to lead change.

Academy Cohort A, 2014
New Format: 3-Day Meeting
12-14 May

Academy Cohort B, 2014
New Format: 3-Day Meeting
17-19 November

Diversity & Inclusion Academy Brochure

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