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Diversity Leadership in the U.S. Department of Defense: Analysis of the Key Roles, Responsibilities, and Attributes of Diversity Leaders : RAND Corporation , 2016


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From the preface: "In August of 2011, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13583: “Establishing a Coordinated Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce.” In 2012, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) published a strategic plan to carry out the President’s directive. The purpose of this study was to help DoD identify the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other personal characteristics needed in those individuals who will be responsible for implementing strategic diversity plans in DoD components and other strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives. The project analyzed relevant leadership positions in diversity management (also known as diversity and inclusion) and examined practices identified by diversity experts in industry, the public sector (including DoD), and academia. This report should interest policymakers and others concerned with requirements for leaders of strategic-level diversity and inclusion policies and programs."



Sollinger, Jerry M., Lytell, Maria C., Keller, Kirsten M., Katz, Beth, Marquis, Jefferson P.


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