The Link Between Diversity & Inclusion and Organization Development Processes: A Benchmark Study

The Conference Board, Inc., December 5, 2011
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The Conference Board in New York is pleased to present a special webinar which explores the basic premise behind the concept of "inclusive organization development" and to demonstrate though applied examples (from PepsiCo and other companies) ways in which Diversity and Inclusion related content can be embedded in the DNA of an organization's people agenda.

Webinar Highlights

The data for this presentation will be based in part on a recent benchmark study conducted with a number of Fortune 100 companies (including member companies from the Council of Talent Management I and II) as well as the presenter's experience with others. Following the presentation of results and some case applications there will be a Q&A session.

Specific topics include:

  • Definition of Inclusive OD and the link between OD and D&I Core
  • Development processes where D&I can play a key role
  • Key findings regarding the importance and impact of having a laser focus on participation in D&I related efforts
  • Background on the benchmark study
  • Findings from the study with specific examples
  • Quick wins and implementation challenges to integrating D&I in each area
  • Implications for change

This session will be of significant interest to those in organizations charged with either directly owning the strategy and execution of their specific D&I agenda and/or those owners of other internal development processes (e.g., such as surveys, feedback, performance management, talent management, and even capability and training) where D&I is or needs to become an integral part going forward. Those organizations with advanced D&I related programs already in place should find the data and case examples useful as well in further reinforcing their efforts internally, particularly given cost cutting pressures in the current challenging economic environment.


Allan Church, PhD
VP, Global Talent Development
Pepsico, Inc.

Dr. Church is responsible for leading the enterprise wide talent management and people development agenda for PepsiCo. This includes responsibility for the People Planning process, high-potential identification programs, the Performance Management process, Organizational Health Surveys, and the 360-degree/Hogan feedback process. He joined PepsiCo in December 2000. Previously he spent nine years as an external OD consultant working for W. Warner Burke Associates. Allan also spent several years at IBM in the Communications Measurement and Research, and Corporate Personnel Research departments.

Jean McNulty
Program Director, The Conference Board Councils on Leadership Development, Talent Management and Corporate Learning
The Conference Board

For the past 20 years, Jean McNulty has played a leading role in The Conference Board's councils, conferences and research, particularly in the Learning, Leadership Development and Talent Management areas. In addition, Jean's been a key resource for The Conference Board in developing our work on corporate brand management and employer branding. As the leader of our research working groups on talent management, employee engagement and strategic workforce planning, Jean led the organization into new areas that we have continued to build upon.

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