“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.”
Global Diversity & Inclusion Executive and
Faculty Member of The Conference Board 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."
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."
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"
Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at AXA Group
"I found the Academy extremely valuable: a great mix of strategy and pragmatism which was very useful. The sharing of experience and the openness was very powerful and I came away empowered to “Be the change”."
Human Resources Director, Lhoist
"The D&I Academy has been extremely valuable for me, both the “theoretical part” and the networking with the D&I community and other participants. I would most certainly recommend it to other newly appointed D&I leaders."
Jessica Panke Wagner
Former Talent Manager, Maersk Line HR