Dr. Neal Goodman
President and CEOCompany: Global Dynamics Inc. (GDI)
Role: Session Presenter Session: Expanding Boundaries: The Meaning and Practice of Global Diversity (S3-F)
Dr. Neal Goodman, president and CEO at Global Dynamics Inc., has been a leader in the diversity and inclusion area since 1963 when he led his first diversity awareness program. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to work with leaders in the field including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has delivered diversity workshops to over 350,000 employees and managers of leading organizations, and taught diversity and inclusion to over 78,000 university students. His practice of diversity ranges from local to global best practices. He is the moderator of the Global Diversity LinkedIn Group.
His programs are known for their inclusiveness and sensitivity. The SHRM honored Neal with the designation of Thought Leader in the areas of Cultural Competence and Global Diversity. The Best Practices Institute, the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) and The Economist Intelligence Unit include Neal as their expert on global diversity and human potential. Tanenbaum Center for Religious Tolerance includes him as their thought leader in global diversity. He is a regular contributor to Diversity Executive Magazine, having published a three-part series focusing on Global Diversity, The Value of Cultural Competence for D&I Leaders, and Best Practices in Global Diversity Implementations. He writes the blog on Cultural Competence for Diversity Executive Magazine and the ATD Human Capitol interest group, and he is the author of “Best Practices in Unconscious Bias Training” in Training magazine (No. 1 on Google for over two years).
GDI has assisted clients from a wide spectrum of the global economy. Neal’s expertise has been sought by numerous publications and he is frequently quoted in Financial Times, “China Daily,” The Guardian, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor, among others. He is a Professor Emeritus at Saint Peter’s University.