Dr. Alan Richter
Founder and PresidentCompany: QED Consulting
Role: Session Presenter
2019 Conference Session:
Closing the Gap between Ethics and D&I
2020 Conference Session: Being White Men: Understanding the Role of White Men in IDEA (S4-D)
2020 Conference Session: Global Best Practices Panel for D&I (S1-E)
2021 Conference Session: Solutions that Unite: The Call for Authentic Organizational Activism (S6-F)
2021 Conference Session: White Men Can Jump (into DEI): Strategies to Recruit Allies for Organizational Transformation (S7-A)
Dr. Alan Richter is the founder and president of QED Consulting. He has consulted to corporations and organizations for many years in multiple capacities, primarily in the areas of leadership, values, culture and change. He has provided strategic consulting and facilitation, and program design and delivery for varied organizations globally and has been involved in innovative instructional product development. He is a recognized pioneer in the diversity and inclusion and business ethics fields.
Alan is the creator of The Global Diversity Game — an award-winning training tool; co-creator of the Global Diversity Survey — a self-assessment tool which measures how we deal with difference; the Global Gender Intelligence Assessment — a gender intelligence self-assessment; Global Leadership Survey — a leadership-style self-assessment tool; and The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks and The Global Ethics & Integrity Benchmarks — which help organizations measure their Diversity and Ethics initiatives, respectively, against global best practices. He also co-produced “Global Words for Global Leaders,” an inspirational leadership video, and co-authored Lost in Cyberspace, a team-decision-based tool that explores the nature of global virtual teams.
He has worked closely with many leading organizations worldwide, including CERN, NASA and the UN, and many Fortune 500 global companies; and in the academic world has worked with Columbia University, Wharton, Ohio State University, UC Berkeley, Bocconi University, University of Stellenbosch, and University of the Virgin Islands. Alan has consulted and facilitated workshops across Africa, Asia and Europe, in addition to the Americas. He has also been a presenter at many conferences such as American College of Insurance, the Arthur Page Society, the ASJA, ATD, the Conference Board, Diversity Best Practices, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, the Human Resource Planning Society, NASAGA and ISAGA, SHRM, Arabian SHRM, SIETAR, the World Diversity Leadership Symposium and the World HRD Congress. He has been recognized as a Diversity Pioneer (2007) and is listed on The Economist Global Diversity List (2015).
Prior to founding QED, Alan consulted extensively in the emergence of online services, taught philosophy, psychology, and interdisciplinary courses at the Open University in the UK, and worked as a lexicographer and writer. He is the author of several books and articles, covering aspects of business ethics, diversity and globalization. He has also written chapters in books and articles on ethics, diversity and culture, and is the co-editor of a recent book on global values seen through the lens of comparative jurisprudence.
Dr. Richter has an MA and a BABSc from the University of Cape Town, and a PhD in philosophy from Birkbeck College, London University.