Creating a Competency Model for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners
The Conference Board, Inc., 24 pages
May 8, 2008
This report sets out a new and unique competency model for 21st century D&I practioners.
The role of diversity and inclusion in business is changing due to rapid technological advancements, globalization, immigration, increased demand for skills and education, and an aging workforce in a large part of the world. From being compliance-driven and tactical at its inception, diversity has grown into a business-driven, strategic function. In order to hire and manage D&I executives, to say nothing of completing succession plans that ensure the function's long-term viability, a set of globally applicable, measurable competencies for D&I practitioners at multiple levels is needed. Drawing from the experience of the senior executives of The Conference Board's Council on Workforce Diversity, with representatives from the Diversity & Inclusion Council and the Diversity Business Council, this report sets out a new and unique competency model for 21st century D&I practioners.