Shilpa Alimchandani

Founder and Principal

Company: Mookti Consulting
Role: Session Presenter

Shilpa Alimchandani is the founder and principal of Mookti Consulting. She has more than 20 years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), leadership development, and intercultural learning. Shilpa is a DEI consultant, leadership coach, and facilitator who partners with clients to develop holistic solutions that lead to transformational change. In her consulting practice, she has conducted DEI assessments, co-created DEI strategies with clients, facilitated high-impact workshops, and advised clients on issues of racial equity and justice.

In her previous role as the director of Learning and Innovation for Cook Ross, she built the learning and development function from the ground up and led the organization’s curriculum and product development initiatives. With her deep knowledge of various learning modalities, intercultural leadership development, and human-centered design, Shilpa can craft interventions that are targeted, impactful, and appropriate for diverse, global audiences.

Before her work at Cook Ross, Shilpa designed and implemented global leadership programs for the State Department, led the development of a global learning strategy for the Peace Corps, and taught in the School of International Service at American University. She has facilitated trainings in nearly 20 countries around the world, and has received numerous awards, including twice receiving the Peace Corps’ Distinguished Service Award.

Shilpa is the author of the book “Communicating Development Across Cultures: Monologues and Dialogues in Development Project Implementation” (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010), and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences including The Forum on Workplace Inclusion and the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR). She has also been a guest lecturer at numerous academic institutions including Georgetown University and the United States Institute of Peace.

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