18 April, 2012 | (01 hr)

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Five years ago, The Conference Board published Creating a Competency Model for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners, which identified seven competencies necessary for successful D&I professionals: change management; diversity, inclusion and a global perspective; business acumen; strategic external relations; integrity; visionary and strategic leadership; and HR disciplines. According to the panelists in this webcast, who were involved in the creation of the 2008 report, these competencies remain relevant today, but face a new environment of tighter budgets and heightened globalization.



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Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D. Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization and Human Capital Practice Lead
The Conference Board

A member of The Conference Board’s Executive Committee, Dr. Ray is part of the governing team of one of the world’s most respected business membership organizations devoted to the creation and dissemination of research and insights. Sh... Full Bio


Indra Lahiri, Ph.D.

Indra Lahiri, Ph.D.
Global Inclusion Strategies

Indra Lahiri, Ph.D. is an organizational psychologist, industrial anthropologist and founder of Global Inclusion Strategies. Her clients routinely win national awards and recognition for diversity and organizational development efforts supported by her. In addition to her successful consulting pr...Full Bio

Dr. Rohini Anand

Dr. Rohini Anand
Senior Vice President and Group Chief Diversity Officer, Inclusion

Dr. Rohini Anand is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo and is responsible for the strategic direction, implementation, and alignment of Sodexo’s integrated global diversity initiatives including sustainable development and corporate citizenship strategi...Full Bio

Eric Watson

Eric Watson
Vice President, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Delhaize America

Eric Watson is Vice President of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for Delhaize America, which comprises the Food Lion Family of Banners (Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys, Reid’s), Bottom Dollar Food, Hannaford Brothers, and Sweetbay Supermarkets. He is responsible for the development and im...Full Bio

Toni Riccardi

Toni Riccardi (Moderator)
Senior Fellow
The Conference Board

Toni Riccardi is an independent consultant and Senior Fellow at The Conference Board. She leads the Board’s D&I New Leaders’ Academy, a program she created to train new Chief Diversity Officers. The Conference Board is a global business membership and research organization. They p...Full Bio

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