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Executive Education - Corporate Governance

The Dilemmas of Diversity: Understanding and Implementing Purposeful Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations (July 10, 2024)

Executive Education - Corporate Governance

The Dilemmas of Diversity: Understanding and Implementing Purposeful Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations (July 10, 2024)

10 July 2024

Date

9.00am – 5.00pm

Time

RM 2,500

Program Fee

In-Person

Format

10 July 2024

Date

9.00am – 5.00pm

Time

RM2,500.00

Program Fee

In-Person

Format

In recent years, the push for greater diversity in Malaysia has gone beyond the call for more women in government and to sit on company boards, in line with global trends. It now includes calls for equal-pay-for-equal-work and a broader acceptance of differences in the workplace. This has put significant pressure on board of directors and senior management to design and implement “effective” Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies for their organisations.

Why are DEI policies important? How does one go about designing an appropriate DEI policy? What should one look out for? How far should one go?

Among others, this program will explore such questions while recognising the complexity of the issues involved. It will also discuss the dilemmas and challenges that often arise in the implementation of DEI policies within organizations. The program will also discuss the concepts of “the diversity of diversity,” “purposeful diversity” as well as “culture” in different organisational contexts.

Current research on the topic will be shared as well as relevant examples and case studies.

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  • Explain the concepts of “diversity”, “inclusion”, “equity” and “culture” as well as their impacts in different organisational settings;
  • Explain the concepts of “the diversity of diversity” and “purposeful diversity”;
  • Discuss the importance of context when designing and implementing DEI policies in organisations and the consequences of sub-optimal design and implementation;
  • Describe what DEI “means” in their individual organisations and context;
  • List methods to assess the success (or otherwise) of DEI implementation;
  • List the keys to successful implementation of DEI policies in organisations;
  • Explain the role of the Board and Senior Management with regards to DEI policy design and implementation.
  • Board of Directors
  • Senior Management

Chris Bennett

Faculty Profile

Chris Bennett is an experienced director, senior executive, researcher, and teacher/facilitator with significant international exposure. He has lived and worked in 6 countries and has held directorships and/or senior managerial responsibilities in 20. He has held senior managerial responsibilities for major British and American companies in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Americas.

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The Dilemmas of Diversity: Understanding and Implementing Purposeful Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations (July 10, 2024)

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