About The Diversity & Inclusion Academy & Lab

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Academy Cohort A, 2017                                         

Lab Cohort A, 2017
September 13-15 & November 8-10
New York, NY

In a time of substantial transformation in the business and diversity & inclusion landscapes, the stakes are high. Organizations and their leaders need to understand both the competitive advantage of a focus on D&I as well as the brand risks due to missteps and misaligned strategies.

The Conference Board Diversity & Inclusion Academy & Lab provides new D&I and human capital leaders with contemporary approaches and a shorter path to meaningful results. This program builds on The Conference Board report Developing a Competency Model for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners.

Benefits of attending

Participants develop models and a personal action plan to implement on completion of the program. They also develop the skills to:

  • Assess your D&I competencies
  • Learn how to integrate D&I in other functions
  • Understand D&I in the organizational context; strategic context and structure
  • Put in place effective D&I campaigns
  • Build ties with business partners
  • Become leaders in the field 

Who should attend?

  • Newly nominated D&I heads and their teams
  • Chief Diversity Officers and regional heads of D&I
  • Talent leaders needing to expand into D&I
  • Business units executives given D&I as part of their remit
  • HR and Talent executives with accountability and responsibility for D&I and who are seeking a greater understanding of how to implement/roll out a global D&I strategy with enough flexibility to adapt to local and regional differences
  • Professionals designated to assume these roles in the near future may also apply.
D&I Academy & Lab Inquiry

Diversity, Inclusion & Culture Change Academy

Contact Johan Witters at
+32 (0) 2 679 50 60 or

Diversity & Inclusion New Leaders Lab

Contact Samantha Cai at
+1 212 339 0346 or