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Cultural Diversity in the Boardroom

Professor Uantchern Loh, CEO and Corporate Culture Reporting Practice Leader, Black Sun Group, Asia Pacific

Is having a diverse board really important? What exactly can the board look at beyond age, gender, and ethnicity? This half-day programme will tackle the meaning of a culturally diverse board in the Malaysian and global context. The session will also explore the practical steps that a company can take to embrace board diversity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe what cultural diversity is and why it is important to the board.
  • Discuss how cultural diversity is linked to stakeholder engagement and purpose.
  • Determine how culture diversity should be measured and recognise the early warning signs of a misaligned culture.
  • Recognise how companies should embed cultural diversity in the boardroom and within the organisation.
  • Explain how to evaluate cultural diversity and report to stakeholders.

Who is this Programme For?

All; from newly appointed to senior directors

Virtual Classroom Format
4 hours (20 minutes Virtual Networking Break)
Interactive Facilitated Learning

Speaker

Professor Uantchern Loh
CEO and Corporate Culture Reporting Practice Leader, Black Sun Group, Asia Pacific

Uantchern works with organisations on how to communicate their corporate culture throughannual reports, internal communications, websites and social media. Through their purpose, mission and values, he helps organisations understand what stakeholders want to know about their tone at the top and corporate culture. As an adjunct professor at the School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences, he has taught extensively on ethics and risk management. His other research areas include corporate reporting, text analytics and behavioural science.

Tuesday | 2 March 2021 (Facilitator: Professor Uantchern Loh)

8.30am – 9.00am  

  • Registration

 

9.00am – 10.30am
  • Session 1 – Describe what cultural diversity is and why it is important to the board
    Cultural diversity is the invisible hand that influences and guides companies, and is crucial to a company’s ability to develop and implement appropriate strategies. This session examines how cultural diversity can be defined and why it has become a key item on the board agenda.
  • Session 2 – Discuss how cultural diversity is linked to stakeholder engagement and purpose
    This session discusses how cultural diversity is inextricably linked to stakeholder engagement and purpose. This link, when successfully managed, can lead to longterm value creation for stakeholders.
10.30am – 11.00am  

  • Networking Break

 

11.00am – 1.00pm
  • Session 3 – Determine how culture diversity should be measured and recognise the early warning signs of a misaligned culture
    The measuring of cultural diversity provides an early warning system for culture misalignment. Therefore, it is important to identify clear indicators of cultural diversity and to set targets against those indicators to steer the organisation in the right direction.
  • Session 4 – Recognise how companies should embed cultural diversity in the boardroom and within the organisation
    Cultural diversity implementation demonstrates how companies are embedding cultural diversity within the organisation through its policies, mechanisms, and processes. It defines the efforts in ensuring linkages between cultural diversity, and the decisions made within the company, be it at board,  management or employee level.
  • Session 5 – Learn how to evaluate cultural diversity and report to stakeholders
    This final session is focused on how to measure cultural diversity within the organisation. It is a litmus test of the board’s effectiveness in committing, measuring, and implementing cultural diversity in the organisation.
1.00pm  

  • End of Programme

 

The Organiser reserves the right to alter the content and timing of the programme as it deems fit and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.


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